Nicole Kqueen Denson is a Mother, Daughter, Published Author, Scholar, International Activist and Warrior.
Nicole Denson was born and raised in Detroit. She is a Proud Graduate of Detroit Public School System. Going on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University. She developed her passion for activism at an early age. She was raised by two parents born and raised in the “South” in the 1940’s. Storytelling of their experiences with racism, segregation and brutality tormented her childhood. In turn shifting her view of the many complexities of “Amerikkka”. She utilized her education as a constant acknowledgement of her family’s ancestral power.
After experiencing Sexual Assault on Michigan State University Campus she dedicated her life’s work to other survivors who have experienced trauma.
“Kqueen” is a international expert in providing advocacy services to marginalized communities with a focus on crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy for survivors of human trafficking and other traumas.
Her extensive expertise in changing the systems related to the handling of sexual assault and intimate partner violence within our criminal – justice system has helped to shape survivor-centered practices and protocols nationally. She honors the work she provided daily for Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office for the aid of the 11,341 unsumbitted “rape kit” survivors in Wayne County, Michigan.
In 2017, she organized and led the #MuteRKelly campaign in Detroit. This led to a collaborative Anti-Rape Collective and a signed resolution from Detroit’s City Council to no longer support R. Kelly coming to Detroit. After a successful protest she continues to assist other States in a continued Financial Boycott and ongoing Community Education.
“Kqueen” defines herself as an unapologetically Black, Queer Womxn.
She believes that all survivors of trauma deserve equal rights, respect, dignity, and safety.
“Kqueen” prides herself on being a LGBT advocate centering her “ally” work in particular surrounding the mass killing and discrimination against Transgender Womxn of Color.
Her activism has reached the masses via platforms such as HBO, Lifetime and the Washington Post.
To learn more about Nicole’s work, you can connect with her on Facebook.com/NicoleKqueenDenson, on Instagram.com/generalx313 and Twitter @MuteRKellyDet.
Nicole is connected to Mothering Justice as the Movement Fellowhip Facilitator assisting in the Leadership Development of Women of Color Advocates promoting social justice.
Nicole is anticipating the release of Aishah Shahidah Simmons Book “Love With Accountability” where she details her journey toward healing and activism.
Nicole has recently launched her own Business named Mosaic Collective Consulting. MOSAIC is a brand that concentrates on cultural humility, diversity, equality and inclusion. Offering research, interventions and approaches to assisting non profits/companies in dismantling the “isms”.