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Arin's Story

In my early adolescent age I was sexually abused by a family member. At the age of 20, I was married to an abusive husband who I thought I could change him. My children and I were exposed to an abusive environment almost everyday for at least 3 years, including during my pregnancy. After continuous back and forth, major depression, major weight loss and major loss of my self esteem, I decided to leave. I decided to break the cycle of the abuse. It took me numerous years to bring myself up to who I was destined to be.

 

I switched religion and decided to build myself up spiritually which permitted to build myself mentally and physically. I became that “Palm Tree”. Unfortunately, there were not any known outreach programs to assist me with my traumatizing life all I had was myself. I have in turn helped many women who have been in my situation and have built networks with other women and professionals who have found ways to overcome and assisted others in the process of rebuilding, mentally, spiritually, and financially.

 

Majesty (Praise and Blessing) - Bishop Samuel R. Blakes
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