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.
Her recovery from a nearly lifelong struggle with PTSD, psychosis, addictions and eating disorders has left Nikki with a passionate longing to help others who are also suffering by advocating for mental health and self-acceptance. Washed Away: From Darkness to Light will serve as a testimony to others to let them know that they are not alone in their fears, doubts, and frustrations and that through recovery all things are possible.
We Choose to Thrive: Our Voices Rise in Unison to Share With Abuse Survivors a Message of Hope and Inspiration for Healing – (Nikki DuBose contributor) with author Becky Norwood
Contributor Nikki DuBose shares her story of overcoming abuse in childhood and the modeling industry in We Choose to Thrive: Our Voices Rise in Unison to Share With Abuse Survivors a Message of Hope and Inspiration for Healing. In the pages of this book 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. We’ve done our healing work for ourselves first and foremost and as we began to heal, that seeped out to our families, our communities, our countries and our world. We also know that it takes constant attention to our thoughts and feelings as there can be triggers of memory that can threaten to derail our efforts. Each of us has been a victim of abuse, some beginning in childhood, others later on as adults with domestic violence or even rape.