Featured in The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and on international television and radio, writer, producer, designer and survivor Nikki Patin has been advocating, performing and educating for over 20 years. They have performed at the National Black Theater in Harlem, Brooklyn Museum, Links Hall, Black Artists Retreat, EXPO Chicago and many other spaces throughout the U.S., New Zealand and Australia. In 2014, Patin made history when they addressed the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on behalf of Black women and girl survivors of sexual violence in the U.S. They hold an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine. They are the founder and Executive Producer of Surviving the Mic (www.survivingthemic.org), a survivor-led organization that crafts brave and affirming artistic space for survivors of sexual harm and the Executive Director of Calling All Crows (www.callingallcrows.org), an organization that connects music fans and the music industry to feminist social justice movements. Patin’s artistic work can be found at nikkipatin.com.