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.…
Everybody is in hunt for true love but finding true love requires sacrifice which demands for great amount of strength. In today’s world it is hard to find somebody who would forfeit his/her happiness for you. Those people are truly lucky who find their soul mates in form of true love.
This kind of love is portrayed in the book When It’s All About Love, written by a new author Prerana Jhawar.
The story talks about two people Priya and Gautam where; Priya is an enthusiastic, cheerful and lively person who fears the idea of falling in love. On the other hand, Gautam a smart, intelligent and vibrant person believes that in this world of imperfection he would find somebody who would be just right for him and will be there forever.
The time they both first meet, their heart feels a deep connection and cupid plays its role and they both are inseparably and unconditionally in love. For thing that made them strong is their ‘love’ for each other. One thing which they both believed in was each other. They were two people whose souls were connected. They always believed that “Even during the toughest of time, The never ending bliss is “us!”
But somewhere they knew the reality is something else.
Will they continue to be with each other? Or would accept the reality and keep the love locked in their heart forever?
A Bit About Author
Prerana Jhawar did MBA from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur. A happy go lucky person by nature, who loves to chase her dream, and truly a scorpion as she does what her heart desires. Writing was always her passion and becoming an author was her dream. A quote which inspired her is “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
She is an avid reader who loves to read during her free time and also loves to write poem in Hindi and English. Her other interests are travelling, cooking and…