TEDx Boulder
What we lose when we undertreat pain, September 17, 2017

My Bio

Kate Nicholson is a civil rights rights attorney, an arts activist, and, recently, a writer and speaker.

She served in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice for more than twenty years and is a nationally-recognized expert on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Currently based in Colorado, Kate consults on issues related to accessibility and social justice through ADAadept, and is President and founding member of the Denver arts non-profit, Tilt West, recently named in Best of Denver 2017 “Best Think Tank for Arts and Culture."

Kate is writing a memoir and speaking about her twenty-year journey to healing after a surgery left her in severe pain, unable to sit, limited in standing and walking, and for many years, bedridden.

Kate also writes and speaks about social healing, art and culture. She was a Senior Fellow at Dartmouth College and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.