Nikkya Hargrove Title: Writer & Vice President of Operations & Programs at Harboring Hearts Education: Bard College, Mercy College Location: Connecticut Expertise: Nonprofit, program development, journalism Nikkya Hargrove is an alum of Bard College and a 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow. She has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Taproot Magazine, Elle, and more. Her memoir, Mama: A Black, Queer Woman’s Journey to Motherhood, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books. She lives in Connecticut with her family and is a former staff writer for Scary Mommy. Experience Nikkya is a writer seeking to not only give hope to her readers through her work, but to remind others that they do not walk this life alone. Family means love. About Parents Parents, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for trustworthy, empathetic, and supportive information and inspiration for your families. We reach 9 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists, fact checked, and reviewed by our Expert Review Board for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.