#LoveDoesntHurt October is approaching: Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please!! Do not stay thinking it will get better. It does NOT. You owe it to yourself to be loved correctly. You are worthy 🖤 •The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE • Shelter @wcs_pittsburgh
If you’re afraid to call alone, please contact me. I will help in anyway that I can.
I was intimidated, afraid, & embarrassed to speak up. Not anymore. I will not allow anyone to take away my voice ever again!! I was strangled, choked, suffocated, stepped on, had a sock shoved in my mouth, threatened to be killed, kept against my will in my own home. I thought my life was over that day. When I finally managed to escape, I ran to the Sunoco and the manager called 911. I’ll never forget that feeling of relief that I made it out alive. On separate occasions, I was spit on, had my hair pulled out, had a 24oz cup of coffee poured over my head, called terrible names, handed a razor & was told to kill myself, made fun of for being adopted & other traumas I had been through. I was physically, emotionally, verbally & psychologically abused. The psychological abuse I have found to be most the most difficult to overcome. It’s been almost 4 months since I finally had the courage to leave. Some days are harder than others, but with God, my family, friends & the rest of my amazing support system helping through this time, I have found a new strength. I learned a lot from all of this , & I pray each & every one of you. . Male or female.. see your worth. Never settle. Learn to love yourself before trying to love someone else.