Tribute by Karen R
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August 30, 2022



Karen R




I had the honor of being Nichelle’s escort for the weekend at a small SF convention 30 years ago. She was so friendly and gracious with everyone, and she took some personal time to make me feel special & appreciated for volunteering. At the time SF fandom was still only for nerds, & actors weren’t well known for taking on social causes, but Nichelle demonstrated how much representation can matter, & the influence SF can have to improve our entire community. I will miss what she brought to us.


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