SYDNEY NARCISO WILSON
Sydney Narciso Wilson is an undergraduate student double majoring in History and Peace, Conflict & Justice and minoring in Human Geography. A lifelong Torontonian she has divided her time between research, activism and community development work. She is particularly interested in gender analysis and intersectional feminism. As part of the Trinity College Research Program she is in the final stages of a major research project assessing government policies effect on the health of Indigenous sex workers, who are overrepresented in the sex industry at a rate of up to ten times their percentage of the general population. Previously, she spent three months in New Zealand as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar conducting research on colonial educations impact on gender roles in Maori communities.
Sydney has been involved in political organizing, feminist advocacy and LGBT community support in Toronto since her early teens. Most recently, Sydney spent the summer guiding youth facing barriers through extended backcountry canoe trips as a means of encouraging personal development and experiencing the therapeutic value of the wilderness.