Unsettled is a truly co-created experience. Every week, we like to highlight participants who are part of creating our experiences at destinations around the world, and share their story. This week, meet Nikki who’s in Barcelona with us.
Nikki Webber Allen
Washington DC, USA
In 2016, I launched a nonprofit called I Live For… Foundation, Inc to; a.) create awareness about the hidden epidemic of depression, anxiety and suicide in millennials of color, and b.) to end the cultural stigma around mental health in these communities. Through film, video, social media and live workshops, I share compelling stories about about teens and young adults who live with and THRIVE despite their mental and emotional disorders. My hope is to normalize conversations around mental wellness and let young people who are suffering in silence know that it’s okay to ask for help.
I’m super passionate about creating platforms to help people from marginalized communities to find their voices and shout them from the rooftops!
If I had to pick one superpower it would be compassion. I feel like I’ve been gifted with an ability to relate to other people’s feelings and experiences no matter how different we may appear to be on the outside. Traveling the globe, it helps me to make genuine, meaningful connections and, hopefully, makes me a better storyteller too.
WHY DID YOU JOIN UNSETTLED?
I wanted to shake things up a bit, get away from my hectic schedule in the States, gain a new perspective and have fun!
Living Unsettled to me means freedom. Adventure. Self-Discovery. Community. Finding new stories to tell.