Nikki Mayeux seated, wearing a black jumpsuit.

Nikki Mayeux is a queer ex-Evangelical writer and educator from the strangest city in the Deep South, New Orleans. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of New Orleans and works in special education advocacy. She spearheads several projects uplifting ex-fundamentalist and queer voices, including SANCTUARY, a public performance series in New Orleans, and My Queer Is Sacred, an online community and digital archive.

Her literary work has been featured in Infection House, Dinner Bell, Room 220, Ginger Zine, and elsewhere. Her debut book, Ordinary Time, is available from Tilted House.

She has been a featured guest on podcasts such as The Life After, Religiosity, The Phil Drysdale Show, and Deconstruct Pod.