Nikole is a queer songwriter/storyteller who lives in Portland, Oregon with her two kids.

With sincerity and ease, Nikole takes you to visit people you’ve never met and places you’ve never been. Fortune tellers, good ol’ boys, fierce women and grandmothers in strip bars. Union towns, kitchen tables, house fires, and deathbeds. After a few stories, you start to feel like you have been where she has been and you recognize yourself in her songs. Somehow by the end of the show, you feel like old friends.

Nikole has been writing music and telling stories on stage for almost 20 years and is just beginning to the learn the craft of essay. She writes mostly about her family of origin, naming generational trauma, and raising up the parallel stories of resilience.