Nikki Blak is creating tools to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression.
11
patrons
$88
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Nikki Blak is a proud Los Angeles native and lifelong resident. She is the author of four volumes of poetry and fiction. Her work has been featured nationally on Season 5 of Lexus Verses and Flow. Other poetry performances of note have been her features at The Nuyorican Poet’s Café in Brooklyn, NY and on NPR as well as performances at Da Poetry Lounge and Fly Poet in Los Angeles. In 2014, her unconventional sestina “For Black Girls” was published in the anthology Obsession: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century. She was the only poet whose likeness was depicted in a Michael Massenburg Mural in the heart of Leimert Park, as well as a piece commissioned for the Metro Expo train in Los Angeles. She has been a member of 4 different southern California poetry slam teams and has gone on the compete at the annual National Poetry Slam an equal number of times. She is mother to two girls, an eccentric aunt, lover of animals and baked goods, music enthusiast, radical womanist, intersectional feminist, critical race theorist, sociologist, and activist.
Tiers
Unplug
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You see my work as beneficial to yourself and those around you. You are taking small steps toward undoing your own indoctrination and negative socialization. You've been shown "The Matrix", which in this setting is White Supremacist Cisheteropatriarchy and you don't want to be plugged into it anymore. 


You want to contribute continuously to support me as I generate content in the form of podcasts, written work, educational courses, lectures, and create learning spaces for individuals that would like to create the equitable world that is necessary to continue as a species on this planet.


If you would simply like to make a monetary contribution in the dollar amount of your choice to supporting me in the work that I am doing, you are welcome to do so via PayPal: [email protected]

Interrupt
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
You're ready to counter the signals transmitted by hegemonic power structures that have successfully socialized us all to accept and participate in global white supremacy and cisheteropatriarchy. 


"As a man thinketh, so is he." - Prov 23:7. 


"You don't have to believe everything you think." - E. Badu. 


Let's start curating our thoughts. Let's do that with a good, monthly reading list (and occasional bonus content, such as visual art and songs).


If you would simply like to make a monetary contribution in the dollar amount of your choice to supporting me in the work that I am doing, you are welcome to do so via PayPal: [email protected]

Escalate
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Receive a monthly essay and insights about current events and pervasive social issues. 


You will also receive a monthly reading list that will direct you to various articles and books (with the occasional song or piece of visual art, for fun).


You're contributing continuously to support me as I generate content in the form of podcasts, written work, educational courses, lectures, and create learning spaces.


If you would simply like to make a monetary contribution in the dollar amount of your choice to supporting me in the work that I am doing, you are welcome to do so via PayPal: [email protected]

Disrupt
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Gain access to educational, entertaining video lectures in which I dissect and provide insight about current events and pervasive social issues. 


In addition to that exclusive video content, you will receive one essay per month as well as other written insights pertaining to social justice, reproductive justice, and critical race theory.


You will also receive a monthly reading list that will direct you to various articles and books (with the occasional song or piece of visual art, for fun).


You're contributing continuously to support me as I generate content in the form of podcasts, written work, educational courses, lectures, and create learning spaces.


If you would simply like to make a monetary contribution in the dollar amount of your choice to supporting me in the work that I am doing, you are welcome to do so via PayPal: [email protected]

Nikki Blak is a proud Los Angeles native and lifelong resident. She is the author of four volumes of poetry and fiction. Her work has been featured nationally on Season 5 of Lexus Verses and Flow. Other poetry performances of note have been her features at The Nuyorican Poet’s Café in Brooklyn, NY and on NPR as well as performances at Da Poetry Lounge and Fly Poet in Los Angeles. In 2014, her unconventional sestina “For Black Girls” was published in the anthology Obsession: Sestinas in the Twenty-First Century. She was the only poet whose likeness was depicted in a Michael Massenburg Mural in the heart of Leimert Park, as well as a piece commissioned for the Metro Expo train in Los Angeles. She has been a member of 4 different southern California poetry slam teams and has gone on the compete at the annual National Poetry Slam an equal number of times. She is mother to two girls, an eccentric aunt, lover of animals and baked goods, music enthusiast, radical womanist, intersectional feminist, critical race theorist, sociologist, and activist.

Recent posts by Nikki Blak

Tiers
Unplug
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You see my work as beneficial to yourself and those around you. You are taking small steps toward undoing your own indoctrination and negative socialization. You've been shown "The Matrix", which in this setting is White Supremacist Cisheteropatriarchy and you don't want to be plugged into it anymore. 


You want to contribute continuously to support me as I generate content in the form of podcasts, written work, educational courses, lectures, and create learning spaces for individuals that would like to create the equitable world that is necessary to continue as a species on this planet.


If you would simply like to make a monetary contribution in the dollar amount of your choice to supporting me in the work that I am doing, you are welcome to do so via PayPal: [email protected]

Interrupt
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
You're ready to counter the signals transmitted by hegemonic power structures that have successfully socialized us all to accept and participate in global white supremacy and cisheteropatriarchy. 


"As a man thinketh, so is he." - Prov 23:7. 


"You don't have to believe everything you think." - E. Badu. 


Let's start curating our thoughts. Let's do that with a good, monthly reading list (and occasional bonus content, such as visual art and songs).


If you would simply like to make a monetary contribution in the dollar amount of your choice to supporting me in the work that I am doing, you are welcome to do so via PayPal: [email protected]

Escalate
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
Receive a monthly essay and insights about current events and pervasive social issues. 


You will also receive a monthly reading list that will direct you to various articles and books (with the occasional song or piece of visual art, for fun).


You're contributing continuously to support me as I generate content in the form of podcasts, written work, educational courses, lectures, and create learning spaces.


If you would simply like to make a monetary contribution in the dollar amount of your choice to supporting me in the work that I am doing, you are welcome to do so via PayPal: [email protected]

Disrupt
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Gain access to educational, entertaining video lectures in which I dissect and provide insight about current events and pervasive social issues. 


In addition to that exclusive video content, you will receive one essay per month as well as other written insights pertaining to social justice, reproductive justice, and critical race theory.


You will also receive a monthly reading list that will direct you to various articles and books (with the occasional song or piece of visual art, for fun).


You're contributing continuously to support me as I generate content in the form of podcasts, written work, educational courses, lectures, and create learning spaces.


If you would simply like to make a monetary contribution in the dollar amount of your choice to supporting me in the work that I am doing, you are welcome to do so via PayPal: [email protected]