Trigger warning: Before reading this post, please be aware that it contains references to rape and to childhood sexual molestation.
I am a 32 year old woman.Growing up in a low class family was not really easy.I started being molested sexually at the age of 9years,and because nobody taught me how to speak up for myself I let the molestation continue,I was afraid nobody would understand me.I went through the pain and shame silently.
At the age of 25 I went through rape,again I kept silent and fought through it all alone.Three years later I got married,little did I know I married a monster.For 5 good years I went through excessive physical and verbal abuse.Again I kept quiet.I soaked in tears day and night not knowing what to do.I was afraid to leave because I knew people will judge me,I was scared to leave because I knew I couldn’t stand on my own financially and so the cycle of abuse carried on.
But few days ago I gathered courage,I took the first step,a step I should have taken many years ago,I left my abuser.It hasn’t been easy emotionally,but my strong will is carrying me through,my great faith is holding me.
To anybody reading this,please don’t keep quiet when you go through abuse.Dont ever stay in the hope that he will change,the first time he abuses you that is the day you should decide to run as far away as you can.
SPEAK UP,THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO CARE DONT REMAIN SILENCE IN THE FACE OF VIOLENCE