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Dec 23, 2020

At 22, Makaila Nichols is a model, speaker and best-selling author (at age 18) of “Blatantly Honest: Normal Teen, Abnormal Life.” In her 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. 

  • The difference between being bullied and just being mean
  • series of repeated behaviors.
  • Why writing was helpful.
  • How to overcome the challenges
  • Figuring out who you are is the most important part
  • Moon mission
  • Open up to your parents, because they love you.
  • it’s scary to ask for help, but it is worth it.
  • Moon Shots: Operation Inspiration
  • Blatantly honest foundation.
  • Buddies don’t bully and everyone is beautiful.
  • How to persevere and have resilience?
  • We’re not the result of what happens to us.



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John Catt

Today’s Transformative Principal sponsor, John Catt Educational, amplifies world-class voices on timeless topics, with a list of authors recognized globally for their fresh perspectives and proven strategies to drive success in modern schools and classrooms.

John Catt’s mission is to support high-quality teaching and learning by ensuring every educator has access to professional development materials that are research-based, practical, and focused on the key topics proven essential in today’s and tomorrow’s schools.

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John Catt is also proud publisher of the new book from Transformative Principal host Jethro Jones: SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents – and themselves
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