Gabrielle “Gabby” Vazquez is a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent whose creative work centers Indigenous politics, methods of identity reclamation, language and colonial structures across the Americas. Vazquez continually expands upon her fashion-as-art approach to design with intentions of bridging gaps between creative mediums and anthropological research. She has showcased work at several art spaces— among them the Joan Mitchell Foundation and El Museo de Los Sures— has canvassed extensively for various political campaigns across NYC, and is an emerging curator who has spearheaded the development of two exhibitions supported by The New School. Vazquez holds a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons: The New School for Design where she began an ongoing project for her thesis entitled “The Awakening of Diasporic Memory through Taíno Visual Culture.’’ This interdisciplinary work explores the intersections of language, notions of materiality, and Spanish Caribbean history. In May of 2022, Vazquez completed her MA in anthropology at The New School, where similar research themes were explored.