Nikki Webber Allen
Washington DC, USA
What do you do for work?
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.
What are you most passionate about?
I’m super passionate about creating platforms to help people from marginalized communities to find their voices and shout them from the rooftops!
Reason for joining 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!
What does being Unsettled mean to you?
Freedom. Adventure. Self-Discovery. Community. Finding new stories to tell.