The Girl in My Wallet is a compelling story of how one woman overcame cycles of abuse, addiction, and incarceration to become a highly successful business owner and live a deeply fulfilling life. Teresa followed the only role models she had, which led to a life driven by drugs, and ultimately homelessness and incarceration. She shares her mindset every step of the way out of that cycle.

As her life experiences became classroom lessons at prisons and shelters, she began to understand that compiling the information would make it available to more people. Written as inspiration for women rising out of dire circumstances, it is having a far-reaching impact on the internal dialog that holds many of us back. Her transparent view into her own life offer hope to those trying to change and encouragement to those trying to help them.

“The Girl in My Wallet” is a raw look into mental strongholds that once acknowledged and worked through can set you free.

“Nickell tells the story of her long road through addiction and abuse in this inspirational debut memoir…A stirring account of a hard life and hard work.” Kirkus Reviews