Surviving Abuse

I am Woman.

I am woman. I am strong, confident, powerful and bold. I am learning the value of my worth everyday with the awareness that self-care and self-love is a lifelong practice and a beautifully...

A Girl from Sinking Bottom

Early in my childhood, my parents separated and eventually got divorced. My sister and I went to live with our grandmother in rural Jamaica. We lived in a farming community called James...

The Voice of a Survivor

During the three decades I have lived as a woman, I have experienced, felt, and witnessed many discriminatory practices, especially harmful traditional practices such as female genital...

My Ongoing Struggle and Pain

I can still, when I allow myself to think about it, remember the disgusting smell of beer and alcohol on his breath as he proceeded to pin me against the door so I couldn’t leave. The...