As a young girl, Kate Nicholson wanted to grow up to be Stephen King. That was problematic because a) he's a guy and b) he already exists.
Her story telling focus never left her, though she stays far, far away from horror. Today she writes primarily about the intersection of family life and education. You can see her Tedx talk here.
She works with a more lyrical form of storytelling - with her camera. She has been a professional photographer for over 25 years.
Her wise mother suggested she have a fall back plan, hence the degrees - a BA in Communications - Journalism from Loyola University and a MFA from Parsons New School for Design. Luckily she can still put both to work, many years after graduation.
She is based in San Francisco.
All images ©Kate Nicholson 2017