Introducing VKP Contributor: Nikki "TheLadyNPumps"
As a lover of life and all things wonderful, this Chicago native strives to incite hope. During her years as a professional tutor, Nikki, encouraged adult learners to express themselves on paper. Now as a wife and new mom, she has a fresh perspective to pen. Inspired by faith and family she is persuaded to live a life full of purpose.
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VKP: Who is your favorite author or writing influence? Why?
Nikki: I can’t pinpoint a favorite author, I appreciate variety. I like Toni Morrison for her eloquence but I also like Sista Souljah for her grit.
VKP: What is your favorite book or piece of literature?
Nikki: I like the God Don’t Like Ugly series by Mary Monroe. I find myself fond of contemporary African American Lit.
VKP: What was the most agonizing book you were required to read?
Nikki: I must say For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf was certainly a challenge for me. It was hard for me to erase the images of the woman and their struggle from my mind.
VKP: Pencil or pen?
VKP: If you could create from anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Nikki: Honestly, if I could create from anywhere in the world I would choose New Orleans. As much as I would love being surrounded by white sand and blue waters, the culture of New Orleans is refreshing and inspiring.