Zoë-Blue Coates is an artist and historian of Afro-Caribbean and African American descent. She was born in Toronto and has lived and worked in Victoria, British Columbia since 2015. She is the founder and editor of BioDiversity zine, a project aimed at teaching people of all ages about the histories of ecological stewards of colour. BIPOC artists are hired and illustrate the lives of the zine’s subjects and plants associated with their work. Her work focuses on connecting folks in urban areas to land-based education through historical knowledge.
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