At age 22, Makaila is a best-selling author of “Blatantly Honest: Normal Teen, Abnormal Life.” In this book, she shares her own story and personal struggles with issues that teens may encounter such as: bullying, body image, sexual assault, peer pressure, and more because of its relevance in today’s digitally-addicted, fast-paced world.
Makaila has developed a Youtube & Podcast Channel that will focus on her own experiences while bringing on celebrities, influencers and experts to talk about their own struggles and triumphs with the same issues.
Currently, Makaila is focusing on inspiring and supporting her peers through philanthropic initiatives including: Anti-Bullying Organizations, NOYS, Reel Stories Real People, and motivational speaking. She wants to share her message with people, face-to-face instead of solely on paper. A proud member of the National Speaker's Association (NSA), Makaila is available for speaking engagements. She works with the youth, parents, teachers, and Corporate America as well as sharing her educational and eye-opening talks.
When asked about the secret to her resilience and motivation, Mak explains simply, “I want to be successful by using my past experiences and education, but most importantly, I want to inspire others to become authentic to themselves in their daily lives."
Actor, Director, Producer of Film and Television
“As a father, I see the impact of social media and other influences on my kids’ lives, and it’s not always positive. Makaila Nichols shoots straight in Blatantly Honest about the pressures of growing up in such a highly social climate and offers much-needed advice for other teens.”
Super Model and Entrepreneur
“It’s a daring undertaking to be honest about ourselves, especially in the time we live in now. Nothing out there is real anymore; every picture gets retouched. How can a young adult be inspired? In her book, Makaila genuinely shares her experiences. It is such a true gift to her peers for them to realize that we all deal with our insecurities. Teaching us that life is a journey with ups and downs and that we just need to be kind and humble to each other and to ourselves to be able to create a healthier and happier future.”
Actress and Model
“Growing up in the spotlight, I have always been criticized for my body and held to impossible standards. Bullying comes in all shapes and sizes. You can either let it tear you down or you can use it to motivate yourself toward success. I know Mak personally and professionally, and she is a great example of being courageous enough to speak up. I think she will leave a lasting impact on the next generation.”