About the Author
Nicole Russell is a bestselling author and lead advocate for mental health and the well being of children. She serves as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Precious DreamsFoundation, the non- profit teaching displaced youth to self-comfort globally, and CEO of Pitch House Productions, her consulting agency dedicated to educating corporations on best practices for serving vulnerable populations. Russell uses her non-profit and expertise to serve and advocate for displaced youth development through every aspect of her career. Her bestselling self-help book, Everything a Band-aid Can’t Fix, is highly regarded as a must-have for teens everywhere and has been added to the curriculum of middle and high schools nationwide. For the second anniversary of this inspiring title, Nicole released Write Here & Tear, a journal that encourages people to tear their entries for therapy or privacy purposes—another tool designed to induce healthy coping mechanisms.
Nicole’s accolades include GLAMOUR’s “Everyday Hero of the Year”, Observer’s “Top 20 Heroes Under 40”, Walmart’s “Community Playmaker Award” as well as a featured piece recognizing her efforts in O, The Oprah Magazine. In 2020, Nicole was recognized by NBC and Essence as an essential hero for her efforts to serve thousands of youth in the U.S. shelter system during the pandemic.