From her (beautiful) website:
Nichola (Nicki) Ward was born in London, England and lives in Toronto, Canada where she is an award winning writer, performer and poet. Her work embraces the energy of “spoken word” and the formality of “page poetry.” Her blog She is the founder of the publishing and performance group Ground Queero and a long term member of the respected LGBT writer’s group “OUTwrites”. She is the author of “Jackie’s Not a Real Girl”,”Little Sarah – Wordkeeper”, “Babylon Alley – A Play for Voices” and the collection “Found Album.”
The dyke march team is extremely grateful to Nicki for all her compassion, energy, and knowledge. Nicki has so generously donated her time to us in an advisory capacity, and is helping us to imagine what the dyke march could be in the years to come. Nicki is also a well known, indispensable force in trans activism. I for one am extremely humbled by her generosity of spirit and am honoured to be welcomed into her words on June 20th! Cheers to you Nicki!
p.s.: for an extra special treat visit her website; the home page displays snippets of her writings–teasers for Thursday evening!