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Two Wheelchairs and A Baby  

When Nikki Villavicencio and Darrell Paulsen found out they were going to have a baby, their first question was: What now? "It was a scared feeling. It’s not that this was not the right thing or the right feeling, but it was, 'What do we do next?'" Darrell told me.

That’s how a lot of people feel when they first become parents. But for Nikki and Darrell, there were complicating factors. For one, neither Darrell nor Nikki has use of their legs. Darrell has cerebral palsy, and Nikki has a rare joint condition called arthogryposis, which means she doesn’t have much use of her arms either. Both rely on home health aides for tasks like bathing, using the toilet and making meals, and spend much of their time in wheelchairs. "I’m in my chair probably a good 18 to 20 hours a day," Darrell said. 

 

(A video from Nikki's YouTube channel)

Before Nikki got pregnant, neither of them believed it was possible for them to conceive. Their parents were told when they were young that it wasn't possible. "I mean, society tells us all the time that people with disabilities either can't have children or shouldn't have children," Nikki said. When they told their family members that Nikki was expecting, some of them were worried—including Darrell's mom. But, Darrell remembers, she found hope in the fact that the couple had a cat. "She used to say, 'Well if we can keep the cat alive for a year, I know you guys can be parents,'" Darrell recalls. "So we've kept the cat alive for a long time. We became parents."

Raising their daughter hasn't been easy. Home health aides aren't supposed to help Nikki and Darrell with tasks related to parenting, whether it's laundry or schlepping a bike across the street. But as their daughter, Alley, has gotten older, she's able to do more for herself—and for her parents. "We always tell her that she doesn’t have to do anything for us...but she will be insistent," Nikki said. "She's super independent." 

Nikki and Darrell's story is a collaboration with Cosmopolitan.com and journalist Kathryn Joyce. Read their piece here.

YOU'RE INTERVIEWING GIRLS TO FUCK YOUR BOYFRIEND? w/ NIKKI GLASER  

The girls of Sorry About Last Night are back from LA, missing their Mustang, and ready to give one #fucker advice on her dilemma of whether or not to invite the man who sexually assaulted her to her wedding. This week, Corinne & Krystyna sit down with K's comedy crush, stand-up comic & St. Louis native, NIKKI GLASER! The three comics discuss why Amy Schumer would hate Nikki's friends, what it's like living a life where you never have to ward off dicks, validation masturbation, the scrapey-ness of an IUD, vaginal contraceptive film (it's like a Listerine Pocket Pak for your pussy), why eating pussy is really just the same as sucking dick (both r gross), and how anal sex is basically just poop roulette. PLUS: SHIT GETS REAL WHEN THE 3 PODCASTERS DISCUSS KVETCHING ABOUT YOUR BF ON-AIR! Check out Nikki's new sex/comedy show "NOT SAFE" coming to Comedy Central this February! Featured music from today's podcast: END SONG - "To Love You" by Dan Bern http://danbern.com To submit your music to be used on the podcast, please E-mail us a LINK to GWFPodcastMusic@gmail.com Follow GUYS WE FUCKED: THE ANTI SLUT-SHAMING PLAYLIST on Spotify: tinyurl.com/nedbgjh E--mail us at SorryAboutLastNightShow@gmail.com Tweet NIKKI GLASER at twitter.com/NikkiGlaser Tweet the ladies: twitter.com/SryAboutLastNyt Tweet Corinne: twitter.com/PhilanthropyGal Tweet Krystyna: twitter.com/KrystynaHutch Follow us on Instagram: SorryAboutLastNight YouTube: www.youtube.com/sryaboutlastnyt Tumblr: sorryaboutlastnight.tumblr.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/sorryaboutlastnight SEE US LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY!! FRIDAY, JANUARY 29th @ 8:00pm Comedy at THE PLEASURE CHEST ft. Krystyna Hutchinson 1150 2nd Avenue (by 60th Street) This show is FREE + BYOB + All audience members get 15% any purchases made in store FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH @ 11:15pm NACHO BITCHES - Hosted by Corinne Fisher & Blair Socci New York Comedy Club 241 E. 24th Street - NYC Use code NACHO for $10 tix http://www.newyorkcomedyclub.com/events/nacho-bitches-12-29-2015 16+ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH @ 9pm THE COMEDIENNE PROJECT - Hosted by Corinne Fisher & Katie Hannigan A show with no jokes about sex, dating, or relationships! The Standing Room 4738 Vernon Blvd - Long Island City (7 train to Vernon-Jackson) Tix are just $5 with the code SEX http://standingroomlic.com/event.cfm?cart&id=425991 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19th @ 7:30PM GLAMOURPUSS! {Krystyna's Birthday Edition}- Hosted by KRYSTYNA HUTCHINSON and previous GWF guest WENDI STARLING Zinc Bar - 82 W. 3rd Street, New York, NY Tix are $10 and can be purchased at: glamourpuss8.brownpapertickets.com TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD @ 9pm CORINNE CO-HEADLINES EASTVILLE COMEDY CLUB WITH MIKE RECINE 85 E. 4th Street - NYC Get FREE tickets to this show by making a reservation via E-mail here: weliketobrunch@gmail.com ALL AGES

#74: Write Better Copy: Quick Tips for More Confident Communication  

I know I have talked about copy many times. But can you blame me? It’s a hot topic!

Many of you that are growing your business online or have been growing your business for a while now still struggle with copy.

Believe me, I get it. I have definitely struggled for years with writing good copy for my business. And when I finally felt like I got that "copy mojo," things started to become easier in every aspect of my business.

That's why I'm so excited to bring you my guest today -- Nikki Elledge Brown. Along with being a proud military spouse, a mom, and a former park ranger, she's an amazing communicator and businesswoman. Nikki went from teaching communications at college-level to running a business that broke multiple six figures in under 18 months. (Wow, right?)

And the heart of her business is teaching entrepreneurs (like you and me) how to write their own copy, better than ever!

Nikki's approach to copy is putting it into "recipes." Sales pages, blog posts, video scripts, About pages...she breaks them all down into specific, doable steps that make copywriting easier than a "just add water" cake mix!

Today's show is packed with ridiculously simple recipes for every piece of copy you'll ever have to write, along with a few to help with your mindset around copywriting.

Stuff like...

How to write with purpose
The value of YOUR voice (+ how to use it in your copy)
Sales page tips (how to make it easy for people to buy from you)
Sample blog post recipe
Sample blog VIDEO recipe
How to write a great headline in under 10 minutes
What to do when you're not sure what to write about
How to avoid sharing TMI (too much information)
How to master your mindset around copywriting

Nikki also put together our freebie today, which is--you guessed it--a "recipe book" of copywriting formulas. Click here to get it now!

As I mentioned, Nikki has built a hugely successful business in an amazingly short amount of time on her way with words. She had over 90 new clients sign up with her in her first two months of business!

And in her words, the key to this kind of growth is not just being good at helping others communicate, but being able to communicate her own brand clearly to potential clients.
"You are losing money if you aren’t communicating effectively."
Find out Nikki's recipes for maximizing your revenue potential with easier-than-ever techniques for communicating with your audience. Her free PDF is about to become your copywriting "Joy of Cooking"--an indispensable guide to everything you'll ever need to write for your business. Click here to get it now!

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Nikki's "Faux-Pro" Video Setup
A Look at Nikki's First Year in Business
Screenshots of Nikki's first website
How to Survive Biz Puberty
How Running a Business is Like Breastfeeding
A Course About Copy
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#191: Nikki Glaser  

Drew opens the show welcoming guest Nikki Glaser whom he is a huge fan of and explains to Nikki how he became aware of her by way of Nikki's good friend Amy Schumer. The pair then get into Nikki's early life and her struggles with eating disorders and the resulting therapy. After Nikki tells Drew about her upcoming Comedy Central show they turn to the phones and talk a caller who is photoshopping her Tinder photos and another who wants to know if daily drinking can be normal for some.

Nikki Glaser and Dave Holmes  

Nikki Glaser is a comedian and host of the Comedy Central series Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. Nikki sits down with Jesse to talk about developing her Comedy Central show with her boyfriend, even when they were in the middle of a breakup. Dave Holmes is a comedian, writer at large for Esquire Magazine, and host of Maximum Fun's very own podcast International Waters. Jesse is joined by Dave to talk about growing up gay in the 80s with no real role models to look up to. They also discuss working for MTV, self-acceptance and his new book, Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs. Jesse tells us why the Olympics is such a beautiful sports event, even for people that don't like sports.

Nikki Glaser Returns Again!  

Nikki Glaser may be the first repeat Monday guest we've had in Dining Room Studios which puts her in an elite group of one, despite that fact that her therapist Donna tries to impress upon her she's just average. The last time Nikki and I talked, she was shooting a talk show pilot about sex for Comedy Central. She's now moved to Los Angeles and is hosting that same show, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser. On this episode we talked about a video she claimed was satisfying but which slightly traumatized Jeff and me, the guilt she feels for being tired all the time, working with her boyfriend who is also an executive producer on Not Safe, the time she fainted on stage, liking to talk about things people don't normally talk about, getting over childhood hurts, first kisses, feeling betrayed as a teen when friends matured at a faster rate and so much more. We also took your questions over Twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

97 - Nikki Glaser  

Of Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, Nikki Glaser joins Weird Adults!

97 - Nikki Glaser  

Of Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, Nikki Glaser joins Weird Adults!

97 - Nikki Glaser  

Of Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, Nikki Glaser joins Weird Adults!

Episode 81: Nikki DeLoach  

This week, Nikki and Sara borrow a studio deep within the Nerdist HQ to bring you more LA updates.  Having recently regained consciousness, Sara explains her humbling near-death experience with a bug.  Then Nikki tells what was going through her mind during her wholly successful Conan set and shares the compliments the host/her hero paid afterward.  In continuing the theme Teen Stars Done Good (see ep. 80), this week's guest is Nikki DeLoach (The All New Mickey Mouse Club, Awkward.)  Nikki was a part of the MMC cast with Spears, Gosling, and Timberlake and lived the 90s fantasy of girl groups, perms, and popstar boyfriends.  After some reminiscing, Nikki details how she broke out of the machine and strove to get herself educated and acclimated to a realer world.  Before long, she reentered the industry with the perspective required to tackle more challenging projects, like her current role as the extremely imperfect mother Lacey on MTV's Awkward.  The episode closes on a very thorough pee-talking session featuring sincere shout-outs to Chris Gethard for his brilliant letter to a troubled fan, Greg Fitzsimmons for his unrivaled podcast, and the fundraisers springing up in Nikki D's hometown to support a girl with cancer.  Dig in.

Ep 375 - The Hero - Nikki Glaser  

*FILMS DISCUSSED: THE HERO, TICKLED, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, SNATCHED, FLATLINERS, GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN* Graham and Chris welcome first time guest, Nikki Glaser, into the ATC magic castle. Graham felt a little let down by The Hero. Nikki was captivated by the doc Tickled. Chris found Justice League Dark to be uneven. Nikki had some great insight about a rough cut of Snatched. Flatliner's trailer looks silly. Goodbye Christopher Robin trailer is hard to figure out. DVDs are Transforming you to see The Big Sick in theaters. An episode that even a cranky Batman will enjoy. 

Episode 697 - Nikki Glaser  

Comedian Nikki Glaser and Marc share a bond that might be deeper than love: They share an eating disorder. Nikki and Marc talk about how they've both struggled, where they've found support, and what they needed to fix elsewhere in their lives in order to make progress. Also, Marc tries to help Nikki extricate herself from what might be an abusive relationship... with her therapist. This episode is sponsored by SlingTV, MeUndies, Squarespace, and Stamps.com.

Nikki Gemmell Stripped Bare.  

In October 2015 best selling author Nikki Gemmell’s world was turned upside down. Police knocked at her door, and informed her that her mother Elayn had been found dead. She had euthanized herself, without telling anyone. There was no note, and no reasoning. So Nikki did what she does best, and wrote about it. After Nikki’s latest book, is a raw account of that October day and what came next. She joins Mia for a very raw chat about what happens when you’re left to pick up the pieces.

Show Notes

Your host is Mia Freedman.

With thanks to special guest Nikki Gemmell

Buy Nikki's book After and all her other books at ibooks apple.co/mamamia

This podcast was produced by Elissa Ratliff 

CONTACT US

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Nikki Leigh Interview | AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On  

AFTERBUZZ TV – AfterBuzz TV’s Spotlight On edition, is a long form interview series featuring actors discussing their roles and shows as well as their thoughts, passions and journeys. In this episode host Frank Moran interviews Nikki Leigh. About Nikki Leigh: Nikki Leigh is a model and actress and the Playboy Playmate of the Month for […]

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Tough Girl - Nikki Kimball - Dealing with depression & being one of the elite ultra runners in America  

This episode is proudly sponsored by Four Athletics

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You work hard to be healthy and they want you to look as good as you feel.

Let me introduce you to Nikki Kimball!!

Nikki has had a phenomenal running career and she is a living legend in the world of Ultra running. She has been a member of the US 100K Team from 2001 to 2006, she has won the Western States 100 in 2004, 2006 and 2007. She has also won the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in 2007 and the Marathon de Sables in 2014! 

During this podcast we discuss; how she got into running, ultra running, dealing with pain and depression. Nikki also provides advice and tips to help you with your own personal challenges, whether that’s running or dealing with depression.

Show notes Nikki shares about her childhood and how she was a skier first, before transitioning into running Not feeling like a runner because of body image issues Accidentally running her first ultra! The race that scared her the most - Running the Long Trail in Vermont - A very technical, challenging 272 miles!  Learning more about the off shoot of ultra running - Fastest Known Time running and the 3 ways you can do it.  The physical training she does for ultra & the logic behind it Dealing with the pain, and her top tips for embracing the pain and using it to your advantage How to get the balance right between doing enough training without getting over trained.  Tips for recovery after a hard training session or a 100 mile race. Why she’s advocating for recovery lounges. What she eats while training, and racing and why she made the transition from vegetarian to a meat eater!  Why she changed  from High Carb:Low Fat to Low Carb:High Fat Her Marathon des Sables experience in 2014 and why she wasn’t in the right frame of mind before the race Why she won’t race where the prize money isn’t equal for men and women Living with depression from a young age and how it’s impacted on her life. Trying to come off medication and not being able to succeed and how’s she combined exercise with medication to help her. Talking about depression and the steps she took to get help and why she’s talking about her own experiences. Being part of the documentary “Finding Traction” that followed her journey running the fastest known time on Vermont’s Long Trail (272 miles) – 5 days, 7 hrs, 42min Advice and tips for women who want to take up running. Discussing her favourite race and the reasons why! Talking about her race strategies,which involve having fun and being relaxed! Trainers - being sponsored and the number of trainers she goes through!!! The ultimate race & challenge she would like to do!

 

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Mental Health, Depression, and Ultrarunning – A Talk with Nikki Kimball and John Onate, MD  

Nikki Kimball and John Onate, MD: Depression and Ultrarunning Nikki Kimball is one of the most accomplished female ultrarunners in the sport.  She’s won Marathon des Sables, UTMB, Western States, represented the US overseas in countless races, and even went to Olympic Trials for the damn biathlon.  Nikki has also been …

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Nikki Carr Becomes a Pregnant Man  

This was Ku's first time in a hotel room alone with a real life lesbian and boy was it monumental. Nikki Carr is a stand-up comedian from the Bronx who became a comedian in order to [spoiler alert] find her long-lost children. Ku and Carr reminisce on shows they've done including the one they just finished in Amherst, MA. You may know her from Last Comic Standing, BET's Comicview, One Mic Stand with Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence's 1st Ammendment Stand Up, and Showtime's Stand Up for Family.

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How To Get Paid To Travel As A Freelance Travel Writer : Zero To Travel Podcast  

Do you want to quit your job and get paid to travel the world? How about becoming a freelance travel journalist? Find out exactly what that involves in today's episode of the Zero To Travel Podcast with Nikki Vargas from The Pin The Map Project.

In this episode of the podcast, you’ll learn:

The three things you need to quit your job and travel the world.
What inspired Nikki to start a travel blog
Why Nikki gave herself three months of travel blogging before she invested in her site
Why Nikki was frustrated with the travel blogging niche and how her frustration led to her filling a gap in the market
The three ways Nikki makes money from travel writing
The importance of website design for freelance writers
How to drive traffic to your blog
How to associate yourself with other travel bloggers to grow your blog
The distinction between being a travel blogger and a freelance travel journalist
How to build your portfolio so that you can get your articles published on the big sites
The online tools Nikki uses to find travel writing jobs
The difference between PR and advertising and how this affects the ethics of travel journalism
How to review hotels and restaurants that don't impress you
How to balance traveling for work with traveling for yourself

Resourced Mentioned:

Audio course for people who want to quit their jobs and travel
Food & Wine Magazine
MatadorNetwork
The Daily Meal
Go Nomad
The Pin The Map Project
Orbitz
Thought Catalogue
Nomadic Matt
World of Wanderlust
Elite Daily
Vice
Matador U
MediaKitty
Examiner.com
LuxDuck
Guide to launching your own travel site
Guide to taking your travel site to the next level
Funny mishaps and bloopers of a solo traveler

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Luis J Gomez, Dave Smith & Nikki Glaser  

Jim Norton and Sam Roberts speak to comedians Luis J Gomez, Dave Smith and Nikki Glaser about roast battles, asses, the second Fappening, Nikki's gross feet and ass eating.

Ep. 98 - Nikki Glaser  

The hilarious Nikki Glaser joins me this week. This episode covers SO many things. We dive deep into ASMR, Nikki’s addiction to observing plastic surgery, and her accidentally getting her dog off. Lifehack: Did you know that jamming a vibrator into your head is an effective cure for migraines? - If you’d like to WATCH Not Too Deep, head on over to Fullscreen.com/nottoodeep and sign up for your FREE first week! - This episode is brought to you for free by our wonderful sponsors: Squarespace and Lyft. Go support them for supporting us!

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