Niki came by to talk about her experience as a trans woman, writer, and artist. The show covers a lot of ground, from her early experiences writing science fiction, to film, and comics. Niki is an incredible personality, and it really shines through in this interview.
* Official Website - https://nikitarissanen.com/
* Twitter - https://twitter.com/NikiGrindhouse @NikiGrindhouse
Nikita made a smashing debut as a child, performing, as well as writing, the enchanting theatrical piece called “The Cat, the mouse and the Golden Cheese”. The audience, consisting of her parents, saw her potential, and let her move out of the house at 15, to commence her world travels.
A former resident of Kyoto, and both north, middle, and south cities of Sweden, her first book was published in 2012 (a short scifi called “Eternity, sister”), and since then she’s also managed to birth a short film into the world which premiered, to mixed and bad reviews, on the 26th of July 2018. It has since migrated to Cinema Queer México, where it was streamed during 2021’s edition of their international film festival, and then went on to be screened at QFest Houston, during the beginning of October.
Nikita herself is now dedicated to the visual arts, TV Asahi, and storytelling through sequential imagery, and is working on her next novel (a nordic horror fest) and a comic book project called “The Tiny Island”.