Lola, La Poeta;
or Nikki Hernandez is a bold, brown and bad-ass writer from the Harbor Area of Los Angeles.
Most of Lola’s work explores feminist themes with Chicano essences influenced by her experiences coming into adulthood. She writes about the way the brain functions, her experience with authentic love, lust, sex, drugs, abuse, being a cis-woman, being brown, and reclaiming one’s power.
She’s collaborated with a pregnancy prevention non-profit, Girls P.A.C.T., to deliver age-appropriate information regarding healthy love, boundaries, relationships and sex to high school students. The Zine is titled “Navigating Your Heart: A Homegirl’s Guide to Dating in the 21st Century.”
Other published work includes a self-published Zine titled, Brain Chemistry.
Lola contributes poetry to local LA Art Zines & Non-Profit magazines. Original Work includes Personal Essays, Photo, Written & Performance Poetry. You can also find Lola attending, or co-hosting “Food For Thought” Open Mic every last Thursday of the month in the Public House at Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.
Lola’s ultimate goals in life are to 1) keep writing and creating poetry, 2) keep hosting open mics and art shows and 3) open her own library cafe bar.
Lola currently lives in Gardena, California with her 2 cats (Aggie and Wobbles) and 2 rabbits (Lola and Satan).
PIECES Arts; mentors artists 18-25 to further develop their art skills and grow their craft into a professional business | www.piecesarts.org
Girls P.A.C.T.; empowers girls aged 12-24 to practice safe sex, healthy boundaries and pursue their life goals | www.girlspact.org
Girlz of LA Art Collective; connects young artists from all over L.A. by curating art shows featuring artists from different backgrounds and talents | www.facebook.com/girlzofla.collective
Lola is available for:
Guest Speaking on Topics about: Healthy Relationships, Being a Writer, Being a Brown Ciswoman in the Corporate World, and more…
Writing for Blogs, Magazines and Zines