Nicole Allum is an abuse survivor, veteran, and jiu jitsu champion.

In the Navy, she worked as a P-3 Orion flight engineer.

In 2017, at the height of her abusive relationship, she won the IBJJF PAN Championship as a white belt.

Her two prepublished memoirs include The Will to Fight and Committed to Love.

She is currently getting her MFA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.