A Canadian multi-disciplinary artist, writer, movement instructor, and sex worker’s advocacy support worker, Taylor Neal (she/her/they/them) strives to gain deeper understandings of the endless complexity that is human experience, through translating life into the realm of the tangible via art, both verbal and visual. They are dedicated to living through the senses, finding sensuality in everyday life and recognizing, shamelessly, the less “pretty” side of authentic sensory living with just as much compassion as to the pleasant and sexy. Taylor has a deep passion for the raw and organic along this journey, and they believe creation offers an interactive, sharable route for getting inside one another’s inner worlds. Creating supportive, safe spaces that allows each of us to flourish into the most full version of ourselves, and here lives free beauty.
Practically, Taylor combines their background in dance and performance, their passion for the written word, and their curiosity within contemporary visual art and photography, with their studies in Communications, Art History, Feminist Theory, and Design for Theatre at Concordia University in Montreal, and Fashion Design at RMIT University in Melbourne. Their cumulative artistic, somatic, and literary practice comes together as a holistic exploration of identity, movement, sexuality, and how the embodied subject navigates space and the natural world. Further, Taylor takes their artistic practice and experience as a yoga instructor into the world of social work in Vancouver’s DTES, dedicated to the mission of uplifting the voices of women and gender diverse folks experiencing marginalization and inequality in the sex work industry.
Currently, Taylor is living, working and playing on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, colonially “Vancouver.”
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