Nikki Darling is a Los Angeles writer, whose cultural criticism and essays appear regularly or have appeared in the Los Angeles
Times, LA Weekly, Art Book Review, Tomorrow Magazine and Public Books. As well, she is a columnist at KCET, Artbound. Darling
is a candidate in the Creative Writing/Literature PHD program at USC. This collection includes greeting cards, letters, and
notes from Darling's family and friends, as well as photographs of Darling and friends throughout her childhood and into her
college years attending Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts in New York City. Personal journals with regular
diary entries, creative written work, photographs, and other ephemeral materials. The collection is also made up of school
work, transcripts and informational material from middle school through post-graduate studies. Other creative work includes
poetry and art work.
Nikki Darling is a third generation Angelino on her father's side and Neomexicano on her mother's. From South Pasadena, she
was born June 6, 1980 and attended various schools in the area including Holy Family School, Ramona Convent, and the Los Angeles
County High School for the Arts. Darling graduated high school in 1999.
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