Washed Away: From Darkness to Light by Nikki DuBose

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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.

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Huffington Post - Models, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, and OWN
“In the mornings before work, I stood in the bathroom mirror and dealt with the rituals and hallucinations for hours. The exhausting act began with my bones; running my hands over them one by one gave me a temporary sense of security. I wish I could have stopped there, but that was just the... read more »
A Recap of our 2nd Annual Project HEAL SoCal Gala
Our second annual Project HEAL SoCal Gala was a tremendous success. Thanks to Reasons Eating Disorder Center, Lisa Kantor, JD, Gabriel Hammond at Broad Green Pictures, and everyone who donated and attended, we raised over $34,000.00, a giant leap from last year's $19,000.00! That money goes... read more »
Huffington Post - My Psychosis Doesn't Define Me
“I prance down the runway like a queen, my body dripping with jewels. Like a lioness, I sway from side to side, moving to entice all who look my way; I am the beast who no one can touch, and no one can tame. As I glance at the rows of curious faces, however, the darkness begins to take over.... read more »
Honored to be an Expert Reviewer with Harvard STRIPED!
  Recently, I was asked to be an expert reviewer for Harvard's STRIPED's new teaching case entitled, "Patina of Glamour: Forging Alliances to Investigate the Underside of the Fashion Industry." I am grateful to be a part of this, especially because the case deals with fashion models... read more »
An Open Letter to NY Times Public Editor Liz Spayd, from Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and Advocates
Proud to have my name on this open letter to The New York Times Public Editor Liz Spayd. On behalf of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, I am listed as one of 35 Child Sexual Abuse Survivors and Advocates, urging Liz to cover the Child Victims Act of New York. Thanks, Nancy Levine for your hard work and... read more »

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