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Nikki Shonoiki

"To save the world one progressive idea at a time!"

Minneapolis, MN, USA
female, age 28
Speaks: English/American
Joined Feb 20, 2009

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Hometown Minneapolis, MN 
Birthday May 06, 1987  
Languages English/American  
About Me Nikki Shonoiki is a junior at University of Wisconsin- River Falls studying Intercultural Communications with a minor in Social Justice. Growing up in a lower middle class mixed-race community in South Minneapolis, MN she gained an appreciation for cultural and economic differences and the effects those differences have on society. Nikki herself is a cultural hybrid born to a Nigerian father and African American mother she felt tugged between following American culture while still holding on to her father's heritage. She has a twin brother and an older sister who has 2 sons. Nikki began paying attention to politics in High school, specifically when the twin towers fell. Until then she didn't realize the impact she could make on her community through political activism. When she arrived at UWRF and began taking courses in Political Science, she found where her passion lays. After being on Student Senate for 2 .5 years she's gained more knowledge about politics and more experience in political activism. In Spring 2008, she ran for local political office as a Pierce County Board Supervisor and won making her the only women, only minority and youngest member of the board in living memory. She has served as the Director of Diversity and Women's Initiatives on UWRF's Student Senate and is currently a Co-founder and Co-Chair of Rise Up for Women's Rights. She is also an Intern for United Council of UW Students, Wisconsin's State-wide Student Association and on the Board of Directors of Choice USA, a national pro-choice advocacy organization. After her Post-Secondary career at UWRF she hopes to continue on to Graduate school in order to receive a Masters in International Business. With this degree she would like to manage and/or start social justice organizations around the world that deal with major social issues such as poverty, women's rights, equal rights, genocide, etc., with the hope of creating positive change in at least one person's life.
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions Religiously Indecisive [Agnostic]  
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What Gives Me Hope
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What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me Those who hurt others weaker than them, Ignorance and Indifference, Injustice in all aspects, Apathy, Abuse of any kind, Cynicism, Arrogance, Intolerance and Prejudice  
What Scares Me  
Role Models myself, my family, my friends, Michelle Obama, Mahatma Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Cynthia McKinney, Barrack Obama, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Gloria Stienem, Lorretta Ross  
Interests Everything and anything, Art/Design, environment, entertainment, herbs, movies, Mythology / Folklore, reading, photography, Mind/Body/Spirit, recycling, Travel/Adventure, humor  
Books Rachel Vincent, Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thompson Series, Karen Chance, Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series, romance novels, Mysteries, fantasy, any books about /the PARANORMAL  
Music Adele, Jon B., Common Sense, The Roots, Algebra, The Fray, Tabi Bonney, Musiq, India.Arie, jazz, Alternative Rock, Easy listening, REAL hip hop (not that mainstream radio, R and B, all kinds, neo-soul  
Movies Max Payne, Shoot em up, Horror/Scary/Thriller, Final Destination series, Underworld Series, RockNRolla, Doomsday, Sin City Series, Smoking Aces, Harry Potter series, Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, Dream Girls, Stomp the Yard, Transformer Series, Anything with Will S  
TV Shows Burn Notice, castle, The Simpsons, Pysche, Gilmore Girls, South Park, the Daily Show, charmed, That 70's Show, Scrubs, Law and Order SVU, 24, Lost (ABC)  
Favorite Foods Soul Food, nigerian foods, seafood, Shrimp!, Asian cuisine  
Favorite Places Seattle Washington, italy, Philadelphia Pennslvania, Washington D.C., hawaii, scotland, Tucson Arizona, London England, greece, ireland, LAS VEGAS, San Francisco, New Zealand  
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    May 4, 2015 5:39 AM

    Gary G. (2509)

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy Nature!

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    Happy Birthday with much wonder!

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    Happy Birthday with much beauty!

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    Happy Birthday with much excitement!

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    Happy Birthday with many flowers!

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    Happy Birthday with many Rainbows!

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    Gary G. (2509)

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    Mikey S. (126)
    Belated Birthday
    i hopes you had lotsa fun! wuv, mikey
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    Mikey S. (126)
    thanx for bein my fwiend nikki! wuv, mikey
    Mar 20, 2009 5:51 AM

    Gary G. (2509)

    Thanks for joining DUO and being a friend!

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