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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.
Five years ago: For the love of Sandy Five years ago, my mother Sandy passed away in a car accident. Although the initial investigation from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office stated that the cause of her accident was due to “some sort of a tire issue, causing the vehicle to veer off the... read more »
Shifting the Focus From Weight to Feelings Australian-based photographer Jennifer Blau decided to take the focus off of appearance with eating disorder sufferers. She purposefully shot those who were at a societally acceptable “normal weight .” Because eating disorders affect people at... read more »
Self-Image Inner beauty: you can’t sell it, but it’s your most important feature. Every month on magazine covers, we buy into the promise of “ten steps to…” a better body, bank account, romance, and more, but we hardly focus on the one thing that really matters, which is our souls.... read more »
Educator Action Plan Smithtown, NY Senator Flanagan represents the town of Smithtown, NY. Few educators, parents, and coaches are aware of Senator Flanagan’s chronic attempts to block the Child Victims Act, which protects children from sexual abuse and pro vides a one-year look back window... read more »
Thank you for your dedication in protecting children from sexual abuse. In the state of New York, 150 children are sexually abused every day, and outdated laws are doing nothing to help them. YOU can change that, but time is running out. The Assembly nearly unanimously voted in favor of the Child... read more »
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