Cherice Harrison-Nelson Photo by Shel Roumillat

Cherice Harrison Nelson is Maroon Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society, a narrative bead artist and cognitive provocateur exploring the intersection of art activism and advocacy. She made 50 appearances as the "Plague Doctor" in two months leading up to the 2020 presidential election. The plague is white systemic racism and its impact on blacks as Americans. She was featured in the exhibit Mystery in Motion wearing her regalia in homage to Obatala, a West African deity.