Washed Away: From Darkness to Light
Nikki DuBose was a successful model in the high-glam, high-stakes fashion industry. She seemed to have it all—while in actuality she wanted nothing but to kill herself. For more than seventeen years, she battled with issues of abuse, eating and body dysmorphic disorders, psychosis, addictions, and depression. More than once, she attempted suicide.
And then, in 2012, while her career was flying higher than ever, her mother died from addiction. This tragedy shook DuBose to her core, and she could do nothing but reevaluate her life and work to get better.
Washed Away: From Darkness to Light chronicles her road to recovery with a raw narrative and a deeply spiritual perspective. Providing insight into mental health issues and the long, sometimes scary, often frustrating path people walk to find light in the darkness, DuBose’s memoir ultimately is one of hope and inspiration. Through self-reflection, the support of professional counselors, doctors, friends and family, and the shedding of shame, all things, including recovery, are possible.
|Publisher:||Outskirts Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
Nikki DuBose is a former model, host, and commercial actress who has appeared on the covers of and in editorials for magazines such as Maxim, Glamour, Vogue and Vanity Fair. She recently turned her career focus towards writing, public speaking, and mental health advocacy and draws firsthand experience from a long-standing battle with childhood abuse, sexual victimization, self-harm, addictions, eating disorders and various mental health issues. Her articles appear regularly online for The Huffington Post, the National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorder Hope, Recovery Warriors and Clinical Addiction Recovery Institute (C.A.R.I.).
Her recovery story and advocacy work have been profiled on CBS Los Angeles, People, The Inquisitr, L.A. Weekly and Esquire, among many others. In addition to writing, speaking and advocacy, Nikki is pursuing her degree in psychology, with the goal of one day obtaining her Ph.D.
For more information, please visit her website at nikkidubose.com.
Collaborator James Johanson is a strategy consultant, author of The Road to Wellness: Mastering Mind, Body and Environment, and consultant for Sittin' On Dyno-Might! How to Manage YOU for Success and various academic publications. He has obtained his M.S. emphasizing emotional intelligence, organizational development and adult education.