Nikki DuBose is a highly intelligent young woman who has a mind-boggling story to tell. She’s doing more than telling her story though. She is serving others by fighting for change.
A childhood poisoned by abuse led her into the dystopian world of high-fashion. Imagine a woman in the grips of anorexia, being rewarded with fame and riches for her failing, frail body and even more fragile mind. It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around, but Nikki’s words gave me a glimpse of that world.
Nikki has since recovered from her seventeen year battle with bulimia and anorexia. She’s written a captivating memoir.
I could hardly make it through the first chapter of her book. I wasn’t prepared for the rawness and intensity. It gave me a window into Cindy (my first wife) and her childhood and those insights are too much right now. Nikki’s voice is one of compassion and her words helped me.
She’s is highly knowledgeable about trauma, mental health, the fashion industry and the legislation she is pushing to change. There is also a lightness about her that probably wasn’t there not that long ago.
I really loved this conversation and I know you will too.
Nikki DuBose, a former model turned author, speaker, and mental health advocate. In her memoir, Washed Away: From Darkness to Light, Nikki recounts her experiences navigating the dark side of the modeling industry – battling eating disorders, abuse, addiction, and various mental health issues.
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“Warriors aren’t always the ones who win, but they are always the ones who fight”
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