Mikayla Hughes-Shaw is Miss Iowa 2018. She is also a violinist – a journalism writing – curly haired – suicide awareness advocate.
She is the Senior Assistant Editor of LOVE Girls Magazine. Mikayla's work with the magazine has inspired her to tell her story of living with a mental illness, as depression and suicidal thoughts ruled her life at the age of 17.
MIkayla is using her platform, an organization called “How About H.O.P.E.?" (Helping Others and Providing Encouragement.)