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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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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.

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Beauty Stories

PsychCentral: With Child Sexual Abuse, Awareness is Critical, but Prevention is Key
My parents trusted Robbie since he played Mr. Fix-it, but Uncle Robbie played other games—secret games that only he and I knew about. Whenever he fixed something in my house, and no one was around, he asked me to play. At first, I agreed, but soon I discovered that these were not fun games, they... read more »
PsychCentral: Whole Foods Fails to Help Consumers, Not Truly Conscious
“What will matter 100 years from now: Your organic fruit, or the fact that you chose not to stand up for children who have been sexually abused?” That was the question I posed to Whole Foods Market executives on Tuesday, February 28th, at the Omni Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Myself along... read more »
Eating Disorder Hope: Eating Disorders and High School Life
During my first day at James Island High, I wandered aimlessly through the halls. Hundreds of students buzzed by, but I couldn’t hear anything for the dark voices. “Nobody will ever be your friend. You’re a loser!” I kept my head down toward the gum-spattered floors. I wanted to spare... read more »
NEDA: From Suffering to Triumph: How I Overcame PTSD
It is a widely-known, yet little-talked-about fact that trauma in childhood can lead to the development of unhealthy and potentially-fatal coping behaviors such as eating disorders. Until a few years ago, I never spoke a word about the abuse that I had endured in my household, as well as the... read more »
This road called adoption
There is a road I’m walking on that I never thought I would. The road is simultaneously full of potholes and patches of silky, green grass. At times, just when I feel as though I’ve reached the end of this road, the wind whispers, and I realize I’ve been fooled. The illusion fades, melting... read more »

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