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Broken Crayons Still Colour

My name is Deborah Joy Juma. I am 27 years old, and this is my story.

My story is one of pain, rejection, negligence, abuse, and mental health struggles, but it ends in victory. I was brought up by very abusive parents who were also senior pastors in the church….


Tic tock tic tock…
The shadow of my ghosts looks up at me.
I see my fears and bruises mirrored in its eyes.
It warns me that I am in for a long ride.
That I am not ready to face my latest agonising past.
I am trembling with fear as I crumble before…