Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor (b. 1984, Florida) is a theater practitioner, social justice advocate and community organizer. Her roots are in the Southern United States, born in Mississippi and bred in Florida. Taylor s work manifests through performance, text, dialogue, dance and community building for Black People and People of Color. Her work centers on themes of ritual, visibility and identity mythology. She is chiefly concerned with ways to dismantle oppressive institutions and the creation of racial equity in art and theater. She strives to address race politics as a performer, maker and artist. Her advocacy and organizing work stems from contemporary critical race theory.