At the very young age of 22, Makaila Nichols is already a model, speaker and best-selling author (at age 18) of “Blatantly Honest: Normal Teen, Abnormal Life.” In her Critically acclaimed book, she shares her personal struggles with issues such as: bullying, body image, sexual assault, peer pressure and more. Makaila was bullied unmercifully throughout her adolescence and even today as a recent college grad (University of Central Florida). Makaila found that through writing she was able to cope with the struggles she was enduring.
Her book became a best seller in two categories: Parenting of Teens and Teen Social Issues. This propelled Makaila into speaking engagements across the county for elementary, middle, high school and other organizations.
As Makaila continued to share her story, it spread across different avenues, one of which is coloring books. Now, elementary aged students can learn real life situations about bullying and body image inside the classroom to be followed up with a speech from Makaila for maximum impact.
As President and Founder of "The Blatantly Honest Foundation” she wanted to ensure that students everywhere have access to books, speaking engagements and other educational resources to combat social issues in the youth.