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Award-winning Author. Awarded Diversity & Inclusion Leader. Dynamic Speaker. Poet.

Hello! I am so happy you stopped by to learn more about who I am and what I do. There are three quick things that you should know about me:

  1. I am a multi-passionate storyteller (pen name: Nikki Murphy) and student of life

  2. I use my platform to foster understanding across communities and provide the expertise to intentionally tackle issues that impede progress toward personal fulfillment, belonging, and inclusion, and

  3. I believe in taking risks to live life abundantly. 

What you can expect from me: 

  • honest storytelling that is entertaining, culturally relevant, and educational

  • diversity, equity, & inclusion thought leadership

  • dope wall art and poem prints centered around Black women

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By the lure of victory, we dream a new vision for our lives.

Nikki Murphy

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Foster Meaningful Dialogue

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Glean Relevant Insights



Engage and Activate


What Audiences and Readers Have to Say

“If Monique’s dynamic presence alone wasn’t impactful enough, her words of wisdom that were clearly expressed with warmth, relatability, and humor, made her one of the most memorable aspects of the event. Monique entranced the audience with her passion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace and being a great wife and mom, while stressing the importance of self-care and balance. We are so thankful to have had Monique as a pivotal part of the Self-Centered conference and would be happy to have her back for future events.”

Francine N., CPA and Founder of Self-Centered™

What struck me most was how thoughtfully such an extremely accomplished career woman communicated with her young audience. Monique shared very powerful personal and professional stories with such humility and kindness, and, judging by the girls' reflections following the session, it was evident that Monique's impact on the girls was quite profound. I, too still feel the effects of Monique's inspiring visit with us and I truly hope that many more groups will have the opportunity to do the same.

Jennifer D., Director of Special Events and Donor Relations for Link Education Partners, Inc.

[In reference to Home for Hurricanes] 
This is brilliant and beautiful and touching all the parts of my heart that I reserve for the magic of black girlhood. This was an amazing collection of poetry. I know I will be thinking about many of these poems for years to come. I love that this is both a celebration of black girlhood and a testimony to their vulnerability. I feel seen.

Asha L. French, Ph.D.


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