Nicole Little Speaks on Her Experience with "Authoring Action"

Nicole Little, our associate attorney at Grace, Tisdale & Clifton P.A., spoke at Authoring Action’s 10th annual “Taste of the South” fundraiser on November 21, 2019. She is also a former participant and Authoring Action alum.

Founded by Lynn Rhoades and Nathan Ross Freeman, Authoring Action is a local non-profit organization that provides film, creative writing, poetry, spoken word, art, and design programs to help teens engage the world. The proceeds from the fundraiser will support the “Just Us” initiative, a court-approved program that enables young people in the juvenile justice system and those at risk of entering the system to get involved in the arts as an alternative to juvenile incarceration and criminalization.

The event started by showing the audience a video of Authoring Action alumni talking about how the program helped them become successful and responsible adults. Nicole shared her experience with the attendees about how Authoring Action continues to impact her life as a criminal defense attorney.

“That means understanding their life stories, understanding where they may have fallen short, understanding their life upbringing, and bringing their story to life. That is what my job entails and I learned that as a 13-year-old with Authoring Action,” Little said. “Nothing that I’m doing now is different than when I was 13 years old. We are all advocates, we’re agents to change the community where we live and I’m thankful to Authoring Action for blessing me with that tool so I can help change other people’s lives.”

The fundraiser ended up raising $27,000 for the Just Us program. The event also featured various local restaurants and wineries. Authoring Acton’s young writers and performers provided the entertainment at the fundraiser.

Before Nicole became part of our firm, she served as an associate attorney at a smaller criminal defense firm and handled a wide range of criminal cases in Forsyth and Guilford counties, from DWIs and traffic offenses to drug and violent crimes. She is an active member of the community by serving as an advisor to Wake Forest University Expungement Clinic and National Poor People’s Campaign and has served on the City of Winston-Salem’s Citizen Capital Needs Committee and Parks and Recreation Commission.

If you have been arrested in Winston-Salem, NC, contact Grace, Tisdale & Clifton P.A. today at (336) 515-6552 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. Get over 150 years of collective legal experience on your side!