Ella Taylor

Ella Taylor

UWinnipeg Alumni

Ella Taylor (she/they) is a 22-year-old community organizer living in Treaty 1 Territory with familial connections on Treaty 5 Territory. She is an honours Criminal Justice student at the University of Winnipeg and works in community development in the West End. She is a member of Justice4BlackLivesWinnipeg, a Black liberationist community organization, and is passionate about abolition, Black liberation, queer liberation, and plants. Their poetry has been featured in Sisi Mag TO and Contemporary Verse 2.

What is your favourite dance tune?
Where the Party At (feat. Nelly) by Jagged Edge!

What book/novel/play/poetry collection/textbook would you recommend everyone to check out during Pride Week, or any other week of the year?
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo (coincidentally also my favourite book) - so beautifully written, so magical, and captures so many intricacies unique to the Black, queer, woman, femme, nonbinary experience.

What podcasts do you enjoy?

  • Hoodrat to Headwrap: a decolonized podcast
  • Maintenance Phase
  • Food 4 Thot
  • The Read
  • Still Processing
  • 2 Dope Queens

What film(s) or television show(s) feature stories that have resonated with you?
It’s almost basic to say this as a Black queer person, but of course, Moonlight! Also, as much as there are many things I dislike about her work, Lena Waithe’s episode on Master of None. Eric’s storyline on Sex Education was so heart-touching (but I need better for him). Bette Porter of The L Word is my idol. Annalise Keating is a legend and the best bi character of all time! And of course, ‘San Junipero’ of Black Mirror is a sapphic classic.

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