Wednesday 12 June 2019

I was raped at 14 - Actress Steph Isuma

Nollywood actress Steph Isuma is celebrating her birthday and she decided to share a personal story about herself. 
She talked about how she raped at 14, attempted suicide a few times, survived a house fire in 2017 and was kidnap in 2018.

She wrote "So sometime Last month I opened up about my struggle with depression and managing it for years! Struggling with ptsd from some of the worst experiences of my life! From getting raped in the most humiliating way at Age 14 to attempting suicide a few times To Losing my best friend to Domestic violence. To Surviving A house Fire in 2017. A Kidnap in 2018 wheeeew! . Living through all of the trauma, the nightmares,the panic attacks has been a struggle!
You crave for peace but even sleep doesn’t afford that. It wrecks your dreams and turns your days into a living nightmare. It messes your head up, destroys your personality, your relationship with your family and friends, your work, your social life, it affects them all. I decided to share some part of my story just to motivate some people here because I want people to know that they’re not alone. Truth is some of The people who appear strongest.. some of the people u look up to who you envy are fighting the toughest battles too. I can come out wearing the brightest smile but deep down be really sad. But in all.... I’ve come to understand that living is an act of bravery. So, today....I Celebrate me for never giving up! For holding me up regardless. Now I know better....I love my life and how it is turning out. I am grateful for it.
If I could shine a spotlight on it for everyone who's ever wanted to die, I would, because it's beautiful and amazing and I would do anything in the world to protect it. And I want anyone who might be suicidal to know how much better life can be. Yes Emotional pain is real, and no matter how much it feels like it can't end, it can. It can get better. It does get better. Life gets better. And you get better with it.
Thank God we don’t look like what we’ve been through!"

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