I have always been different, or abnormal if you will. I like to take the path less traveled and I firmly believe that I went through all my dark times to be a light for others. I want to be the world’s “big sister” as an only child myself, I find it rewarding to be blatantly honest about every aspect of my life.
My passion has always been helping others. I was 18 when I wrote my best-selling book, “Blatantly Honest: Normal Teen, Abnormal Life.” It was geared around topics I dealt with growing up like bullying, body image, peer pressure and more. They are all topics that we all go through in one way or another and I wanted to be the voice of relatability for my fellow teens who felt lost. The book lead me into speaking engagements across the country in schools K-12, organizations and even events for corporate America. I speak on bullying, body image, mental health and sexual assault. Now, I have podcast series called “Blatantly Honest with Makaila Nichols” where I interview celebrities, experts and people who have a story to tell about their darkest of times but more importantly how they overcame it. It is available on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube, and other streaming sites. I built a brand from sharing my story; it wasn’t pretty at times, but it led me to where I was supposed to end up. Now, I run my own non-profit called the Blatantly Honest Foundation. It is a registered 501(c)(3) whose main focus is establishing safer schools for youth by promoting anti-bullying.