Nichole Perkins is a writer from Nashville, Tennessee, currently based in Brooklyn. She co-hosts Thirst Aid Kit, a podcast about pop culture and desire, with Bim Adewunmi. She is also one of the hosts of The Waves, a podcast that examines news and culture through a feminist lens. Both podcasts are at Slate. Nichole writes about the intersections of pop culture, race, sex, gender and relationships. Nichole is a 2017 Audre Lorde Fellow at the inaugural Jack Jones Literary Arts Retreat, a 2017 BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellow and a 2016 Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow for poetry. Her first collection of poetry is called Lilith, but Dark. Her forthcoming memoir Sometimes I Trip On How Happy We Could Be will explore black womanhood and sexuality, online messageboard communities and the effects of pop culture on female desire.