Nikole Lim is a speaker and educator on leveraging dignity through the restorative art of storytelling.
From documenting a widow with leprosy in the jungles of Vietnam, to providing scholarships for survivors of sexual violence in Zambia, furthering social justice through the arts has been a vital part of Nikole’s vocational journey. By using film and photography, Nikole shifts paradigms on how stories are told by platforming voices of the oppressed—sharing stories of immense beauty arising out of seemingly broken situations. Nikole teaches on a trajectory of leadership that instates a renewed cycle of liberation where the oppressed become the most powerful liberators in our midst—inviting us into a greater sense of freedom.
Nikole is the Co-Founder and International Director of Freely in Hope, a nonprofit organization that equips survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence. Freely in Hope operates in Kenya and Zambia providing psychological counseling, health care and high school and university scholarships for young women who desire to impact global communities through their rewritten stories.
Nikole is in the Lausanne Movement and Red Letter Christians network. She consults regularly with international organizations including The Salvation Army, International Justice Mission and Hope International; has spoken at UN Women, Catalyst, the !deation Conference and teaches at universities across the country. Nikole graduated with a degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and is currently pursuing a masters in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a native of the Bay Area and is often found buying African fabric on the street. Her heart beats for young women whose voices are silenced by oppression and desires to see every person realize the transformative power of their own story.
For speaking, teaching, writing, or consulting inquiries, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography by @lafrohemien | Nairobi, Kenya