I just finished this AMAZING book, Washed Away: From Darkness to Light by Nikki DuBose. This girl has overcome so much in her life, all of these serious mental health issues, and is a super advocate for so many. Her story seriously inspired me and if you are looking for some great reading, I recommend this. You can get it on Outskirts Press and Amazon.
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 journey began as a young, introverted child with a florid imagination growing up in Charleston, South Carolina. By the age of eight she had been sexually, physically, and emotionally abused and had developed an eating disorder. The abuse warped Nikki's self-perception and sparked patterns of psychosis, depression and destructive behavior that stayed with her into adulthood. In her early twenties she began working as a television host and started a career in modeling. Eventually Nikki attained success, appearing on the covers of magazines such as Maxim, shooting for editorials like Vanity Fair, Glamour and FHM, and appearing in campaigns for Perry Ellis.
Cast into a world of excess, superficiality, and vanity, Nikki traveled the globe and experienced the finest that the material world had to offer, all while feeling empty inside. Her disorders, addictions and mental health issues took her to the brink of mortality and only though a deeply painful inner-battle and her mother's death was she able to reconnect the lost pieces of her soul and see the person she had so long rejected.
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. In America, more than sixty-one million individuals are affected by mental illness.…
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*The Code, a personal experience book written by Mawi Asgedom, alternately addresses the reader, specifically teens, to get the most out of life, and how to do so; this is my review/take on the book...
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We All Have a Voice” is an inspiring testament to the power of speaking the truth, of bringing meaning to suffering, and of discovering what truly matters in this life.
Amina, Maha’s mother, grew up in a Middle Eastern home where, from the time she was seven, she was responsible for the housework and for the care of her four younger siblings. Brutally beaten by her father throughout her childhood, Amina later faced cruel discrimination in favor of her brothers.
Amina nonetheless persisted in her studies and eventually received a university degree in business. She then married and had the opportunity to live for a time in the West where equality, universal education and recognition of the rights of women and children were part of daily life.
She returned home a changed person and saw her family’s treatment of women and children with new eyes. No longer willing to observe injustice from the sidelines, Amina had to speak up, no matter what it cost her.
At age 14, Maha is the first young person of Middle Eastern origins to have undertaken the challenge of writing a book about her mother’s experiences, highlighting the denigrating effects of discrimination, the abuse of labor laws, and the corrupting power of greed.
Mindful of the anguish of countless others who have been similarly abused, Maha found power in her pen and liberty in her voice, thereby inspiring us all to speak the truth, to bring meaning to suffering, and to live a courageous life.
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From low functioning autistic at the age of two to tutor and quantum physics researcher at the age of twelve . . . . Author Kristine Barnett's story of her son's journey reminds us that " . . . if you fuel a child's innate spark, it will always point the way to far greater heights than you could ever have imagined."
The review of my story focuses on a once was loving mother to something that has never be seen before when suddenly her infant baby was kidnapped.... Stay tuned to find out what happens when and why she has been provoked to take the law into her own hands.