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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

This Year in Advocacy
Here's a summary of bills I was proud to support this year, and their status: California Legislation AB 249, California DISCLOSE Act, authored by Kevin Mullin and Marc Levine - Awaiting signature from Governor Jerry Brown. Would amend the Political Reform Act of 1974. Lets voters know who is... read more »
LWVLAC: Mental Health Position 2016-2018
League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County Co-Chairs: Linda Paquette & Nikki DuBose League of Women Voters of California Mental Health Care MENTAL HEALTH CARE (Adopted 1989)  Support for an adequately funded mental health care system which provides comprehensive services to the... read more »
#SpeakingOutLouder Campaign with Rise Together Official
I partnered with Rise Together to bring awareness to the millions who are affected by suicide, bullying, addiction, and more during #NationalRecoveryMonth. I'm #SpeakingOutLouder because I am a survivor of suicide. In fact, my entire life I've dealt with suicidal ideation. My mother was in and... read more »
League of Women Voters of California Supports DISCLOSE ACT (AB 249)
I am so proud that the League of Women Voters of California is supporting the DISCLOSEAct (AB 249). As a Board Member for the League of Women Voters of Los Angeles County, I am grateful for the State's support on this critical issue. Without financial transparency, dark money will continue to run... read more »
Psych Central - I Needed Color to Heal from Depression
Continuing from the last post about my mother's Bipolar diagnosis and artistic abilities, I thought I'd also touch on how painting can help those who suffer from depression. My mother had serious bouts of depression, where she would sleep for days, sometimes weeks on end. In 2015 I was also... read more »

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