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Nikki DuBose

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Nikki DuBose

Former model turned author, speaker, mental health advocate

About Nikki DuBose

Nikki's messages focusing on courage and embracing your inner beauty in the midst of a cruel and superficial world have helped millions globally. As a brand, Nikki has appeared on shows and networks like the Oprah Winfrey Network, CBS LA, and the TD Jakes Show, and in publications from People to the LA Times.

Her debut memoir, Washed Away: From Darkness to Light, has already helped many discover their true value through her raw detailed accounts of overcoming various mental health issues as a ...

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“Who am I?” – Let’s Talk Identity

We, as a society, have an identity crisis. We don’t know who we are, and as a result we escape in work, vanity, the numbers game, sex, money, addictions, food – anything we can to fill the void inside. ...

Washed Away: From Darkness to Light

Reflecting on her memoir, Washed Away: From Darkness to Light, Nikki DuBose details her recovery from a more than seventeen year battle with childhood abuse, sexual victimization, eating disorders, ...

Eating Disorders & Child Sexual Abuse: Education, Prevention & Healing

Eating disorders and trauma – especially child sexual abuse – often go hand-in-hand. In America alone, eating disorders affect an estimated 30,000,000 individuals, and child sexual abuse, 42,000,000. ...

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Washed Away by Nikki DuBose
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Nikki DuBose speaks with the beautiful intention of reaching and helping others. Her story and journey are shared with vulnerability, honesty and courage. Nikki has the ability to reach others through her own experiences and does so comfortably and powerfully.

Jennifer Palmer - Montecatini Treatment Center

In my work as a published HarperCollins author, I attend many mental health-related events each month. I’ve seen hundreds of speakers throughout my career, but there was something incredibly special and unique that occurred when Nikki DuBose shared her story at Montecatini’s Dream Big event. Nikki’s authenticity and ability to connect with audience filled the room with such love and openheartedness. She is a highly engaging and thought-provoking speaker, who undoubtably connected with and inspired each person in the audience!

Shannon Kopp - Author of Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

Nikki DuBose is a powerful force for good throughout the world. Her message resonates with so many young girls and boys globally and her bravery to tell her story is literally changing the course of people’s lives. Her vulnerability with her life story has opened up conversations worth having. She embodies the characteristics of Maya Angelou’s famous poem’s Phenomenal Woman & Still I Rise. “You may write me down in history, with your bitter lies, you may tread me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise. I am a woman, phenomenally. “

Antonio D. Spears - Chairman & Chief Executive, Library Foundation of Santa Monica

Nikki DuBose is both elegant and powerful. As a presenter, she exudes courage, passion, and authenticity—certain to inspire any audience. I highly recommend Nikki!

Jenni Schaefer - Author of Life Without Ed; Goodbye Ed, Hello Me; and Almost Anorexic

Ernest Hemingway wrote his classic, A Moveable Feast, to describe how if anyone ever had the opportunity to live in Paris that opportunity would stay with you wherever you went for “Paris is a moveable feast.” If you ever have the opportunity to experience Nikki DuBose speak, her personal, heartfelt message will stay with you as a permanent feast of hope, inspiration and deeply-felt compassion.

Christopher Kai - World-Renowed International Speaker and Bestselling Author
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What It's Like Being a Model With an Eating Disorder

Darkness descends upon the room, signaling my arrival. Behind the curtain, I can feel my breath, waiting for permission to exhale. My knees quiver with apprehension as whispers drone from the crowd outside. From my spot behind the platform, I notice the flares from cameras and ...