Erica Nichole is a Black Latina writer behind the 2014 Black Weblog award-winning site for Best Personal Blog, edotnichole.com (formerly known as Everything ENJ). Established in 2009, her site features over 200 personal essays tackling everything from motherhood, identity, sexuality, mental health, one long-haul relationship, and the human experience as a millennial.
The longevity of her intimate and often taboo writing caught the attention of the editors at prominent hip-hop magazine, VIBE in 2014 where she was tasked with integrating celebrities in the media with her relatable musings. Versed in humanizing hip-hop’s elite with storytelling, Erica established connections in journalism and in the music industry which elevated her personal blog to a public platform. In less than a year, her viral work was noticed by media mogul, Necole Kane, who proclaimed Erica’s “work [has] sparked a type of emotion that’s unexplainable.”
Erica was hired as a full-time writer for the launch of women’s lifestyle digital destination, xoNecole, where she was promoted to editor for all things love and relationship. Excluding the elevation of others and their stories, Erica has published close to 100 articles across the site, some of which centered on interviews with Black CEOS, Afro-Latinidad, and intimate partner violence.
Her raw narration and organic following led to a feature in Latina magazine and Cosmo for Latinas as one of 10 Afro-Latina bloggers to follow. She was also one of the recipients of the first ever #AfroLatinasWhoRock award from Ain’t I Latina? alongside Seven Brown, Zahira Kelly, Nadia Lopez, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, and Crystal Roman, where she was the People’s Choice Honoree of 2015. In 2020, she and Janel Martinez hosted “Blackness in Latinx Greek Organizations: Examining Cultural Relevance & Responsiveness in Our Communities” garnering close to 1,000 attendees. Erica’s led and co-hosted conversations on blogging at the Blogger Week UnConference three times and was the co-creator of the sold-out “When Pens Collide,” an event sort of like MTV’s Unplugged meets Black women writing.
Erica currently lives in Maryland with her three children where she is penning her debut memoir.