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Zoë Mercedes Teague
Zoë Mercedes Teague is small in stature and believes in taking up space unapologetically. She identifies as a Queeribbean (Queer + Caribbean) woman from the island of Antigua. Zoë joins Nebula Fund as their Program Assistant providing administrative and grants management support. She has written a research paper entitled “The Circling Hand: An Exploration of the Lives of Lesbian, Bi-Sexual & Queer Women in Antigua & Barbuda” and hopes to expand on this research some time in the near future. Zoë also sits on the FRIDA Global Advisory Committee for the Caribbean.
She is a lawyer and pursued her legal education studies in Barbados and Jamaica at the University of the West Indies and Norman Manley Law School respectively. Previously, she was a practicing attorney at the Legal Aid & Advice Centre in Antigua, helping to provide quality legal services to members of the local community who have been systematically disadvantaged. She is also an active member of Women Against Rape Inc. (WAR), focusing on work surrounding the LGBTQ+ community and supporting them through a variety of services. As a multifaceted being, she is also a writer penning a newsletter called Wednesday Word sharing inspirational anecdotes from her life and an entrepreneur owning a small business, Shop Zoe Mercedes.