Aimee Nichols is a writer, spoken word artist and burlesque performer living in Melbourne, Australia. Her short story collection The Mercy of Strange Men: Erotic Stories was released in April 2013, and is a collection of fiction previously published in numerous anthologies including Little Raven One, Under Her Thumb: Erotic Stories of Female Domination, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica Volume 6, The Brunswick St Strip, Best Lesbian Erotica 2001, Ultimate Lesbian Erotica 2006, First-Timers: True Stories of Lesbian Awakening, Eroticus magazine, and more. She was previously a sex columnist for Voiceworks magazine, Australia’s literary journal written and edited by people under 25.
Aimee is available to speak on a variety of subjects involving erotic fiction and sexuality topics. She co-facilitated the first Ravening erotic fiction workshop with Little Raven Publishing in April 2013, and has performed her writing at a number of events including Pleasure Forum Australia (July 2011 and July 2013), Word is Out, The Good Bits, Eroticus magazine launches, and the sell-out Midsumma events Queer Nerd and The Invisibles.
Aimee is also a co-founder and co-producer of Va Va Boombah, Melbourne’s first fat burlesque troupe, and considers body positivity and fat acceptance to be major cornerstones of her personal politics.
As Harlotte Brontë, she has performed with Va Va Boombah numerous times, and has also been a guest of Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School in Melbourne. Her burlesque is humourous, cheeky, and occasionally lewd, and she enjoys drawing on pop culture references to create memorable and occasionally horrifying acts. You can follow Harlotte Brontë on Facebook.
Harlotte Brontë moonlights as self-absorbed pantomime horse Sir Prancealot, and as Fatti Smith, one half of bombastic, jiggletastic go-go dancing duo Fatty-a-Go-Go.
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