Readers may know her; I have written of her here, several times.
I fucking LOVED her. And I know I made her smile, at least once in a while. I know that because she told me. And I am so very grateful for that in this moment.
Niki was a fucking badass. An original, one-of-a-kind, force of nature. A Social Justice Warrior of the fiercest, finest kind (she preferred “Social Justice Daemon.” Hahaha.)
Niki taught me many things: to be a better writer, a better activist, a better friend, a better human being.
I am devastated beyond words.
REST IN POWER, my friend. This world is a better place for having you in it, however briefly.