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Washed Away: From Darkness to Light
There's only one thing that can save her...
Washed Away: From Darkness to Light is a memoir that recounts the experiences of model Nikki DuBose as she overcomes a more than seventeen-year battle with abuse, child sexual victimization, eating disorders, psychosis, alcoholism, drugs, depression, suicide attempts, body dysmorphic disorder, and various other mental health issues, all while trying to navigate through the dark side of the fashion industry.
We Choose to Thrive
Our Voices Rise in Unison to Share With Abuse Survivors
a Message of Hope and Inspiration for Healing
Contributor Nikki DuBose shares how she was able not only overcome abuse, rape and domestic violence, but THRIVE and go on to live a happy, healthy life. In the pages of We Choose to Thrive you will find the stories of 31 amazing women who have the love, the heart, the courage and the wisdom to share their stories with you. While we mention what happened to us, we don’t dwell there. We talk about what we have done and what we are currently doing to be well adjusted, happy and productive. Each of us has been a victim of abuse, some beginning in childhood, others later on as adults with domestic violence or even rape.
I remember the first time I felt self-conscious about my appearance. I was four, and my cousin Thomas proceeded to make fun of the birthmark on my butt cheek, which is shaped like a man’s face. It was then that I felt shame, realizing that my body was something others could use to make fun of.... read more »
I was naturally a shy, introverted child. Add in an abusive environment, a mother with severe mental illness, substance abuse, and an early battle with eating disorders, and my shyness was lit on fire. Turning inward to the extreme and developing depression, playdates in my room with stencils,... read more »
Child sexual predators often place themselves in areas where they have easy access to children. This is one reason why teachers, babysitters, nannies, mothers, fathers, priests, and summer camp workers make excellent abusers. And while Florida has made great strides to protect children from... read more »
Author Nikki DuBose of Washed Away: From Darkness to Light was recently interviewed on addiction and recovery. Here she offers a recap on everything from when her addiction began to how to help a loved one who may be suffering. 1. Can you pinpoint when your problems with addiction began? I... read more »
“. . . Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me . . .” I let the words sink in, and then I looked out my bedroom window that overlooked the water; for once, I took in the scenery not in... read more »
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