Can you tell us the main point of your story?
I decided to tell my story after listening to another digital story. This gave me trust to speak out. Until that day, I realized that I had not experienced a significant act of violence against me. So, I decided to talk about the violence that many of us do to ourselves because of our situations. I spoke about fear, how I closed myself with bad and mean thoughts, and how my heart broke because of those thoughts.
Why did you choose to tell this story?
I spent a lot of time not telling anyone what happened to me. Thanks to Girl-talk-Girl, I knew that I could have a support network.
Do you feel you have contributed or given something to other women?
I hope I did. That day, I forgot to talk about shame, one of the fears when you show that you are vulnerable. If I didn’t face that shame, I wouldn’t have been able to overcome it and go through it.
Can you share a message to other young women?
First, I’d like to thank Girl-talk-Girl for this opportunity. And to say to other women they shouldn’t be afraid to speak up about difficult things and go through barriers, because in the beginning, it will be hard and difficult, but in the end, healing.