Poet, spoken word artist, singer-songwriter, actress and activist, Nikki Gray is a multifaceted artist. Through her passion for words Nikki uses her talents as a voice for activism and advocacy. Many of her pieces speak to various social issues including racism, sexism, mental illness, domestic violence, and human trafficking. Recently, Nikki published her first chapbook Kaleidoscopic and is currently working on her second book Out of Focus. Nikki’s poetry has also been featured in the two theatrical productions, Rimshot and The 11th Hour by playwright Angela Carswell with the Positive Arts Movement. Nikki strives to embody the words of legendary artist Nina Simone “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.