Written by: Admin_SheEvo

It really breaks my heart to think that the people that should be protecting us are the people that are actually hurting us. These are our fathers. These our husbands, our boyfriends,

We have put so much trust in these people, and they just break us down.

My personal story is I have been sexually abused 3 times. The first 2 times were when I was still doing my final year in high school. I decided not to tell anyone about it because I thought that even if I did say something, nothing was going to be done about it.

So I decided I would just swallow it and live my life. And for a very long time, I didn’t tell anyone.

The third time was more violent. I was kidnapped for the whole night, and I was beaten up. And again, I decided not to say anything about it. I think for myself, I blamed myself. I thought if I wasn’t in that situation and I wasn’t at that place, this wouldn’t have happened to me.

I only started talking about it in public when I was at university and joined a women’s group. That is only when I started being open about it. And many of the wounds were healed, but you never get over it.

I feel now that I am surrounded by these women, it is not my fault. And no matter where I was, what I was doing, what they did to me was not right. Those guys took away my power, but only for a moment. Because I decided, I made a conscious decision:

I am going to take my power back!

The only people who can change this situation are women. Because we are the ones who have this problem, so we are the ones who can actually solve it. If we stand up and start talking about it enough, then it will eventually come to an end.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

Nelson Mandela


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    April 7, 2024

    So sorry you went through s ok much😪



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