Nikki DuBose

Author of Washed Away: From Darkness to Light

Nikki DuBose is a former model turned author, speaker and mental health advocate. Her debut memoir, Washed Away: From Darkness to Light details her recovery from a more than seventeen-year battle with various mental health issues, all while trying to navigate through the dark side of the modeling industry. Nikki worked alongside Assemblymember Marc Levine on California Assembly Bill 2539, which addressed the need for workplace protections and health standards in the modeling industry. She gives talks regularly on her recovery at universities and treatment centers. Her advocacy work and recovery story has been profiled on CBS Los Angeles, People, Vogue UK, Esquire, India Times, Inquisitr, and many others. She writes extensively on mental health, political issues, and exposes the truth about the modeling industry on The Huffington Post, the National Eating Disorders Association, Eating Disorder Hope, Clinical Recovery Institute, and Recovery Warriors. She also recently contributed as an expert reviewer for Harvard University’s STRIPED program (Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders), helping craft their student lesson and their teaching lesson for this new semester, which focuses on modeling and eating disorders. For further information, to request a review copy, or to set up an interview or appearance by Nikki DuBose, please contact Kelsey Butts at Book Publicity Services at or 805.807.9027. If you would like to book Nikki for your next event, please contact: Carl Ware, Non-Profit, Premiere Speakers Bureau