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Domestic violence survivor shares her story, urges victims to speak up and not suffer in silence

Domestic violence survivor shares her story, urges victims to speak up and not suffer in silence

- A Nigerian lady recently took to social media to share her story of domestic violence which she suffered for 6 months

- According to her post, she was done being silent about the treatments she got from the person who claimed to love her

- She however did not disclose his identity of the man who she has been arrested by the police

The issue of domestic violence has been a fundamental problem from time immemorial. While some people suffer in silence and eventually end up dead, others however, gather the strength to walk away.

Such is the case of a Nigerian girl identified by her Twitter username @astrog1rll. She recently took to the platform to share her own gory story of domestic abuse. Sharing photos of injuries sustained from her abuser, she stated she wasn't sharing the story for sympathy but because she felt she had been quiet for too long.

In a series of tweets, she recounted her experience with her said boyfriend of 3 years. In her words, "TW: Domestic Violence. It’s taken so much strength for me to even type this all out. These photos are from January, today I finally decided to call the police on my abuser.

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I didn’t post this for sympathy. I posted this bc I feel like I’ve been silencing my voice for someone who doesn’t love me. Abuse isn’t love.This for anybody whose felt so weak inside & tried to remain tough convincing themselves they could never be that girl.

In 6 months I’ve only confided in 1 person. It eats at me almost everyday, this man is somebody that is admired by the people around us & ive gotten to see all of his demons. Im tired of it, I’m tired of appearin stronger than I’ve actually been. Speak up. Dont suffer in silence.

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My chin was one inch from being so busted I had to get stitches. I walked around with a huge bandage for weeks not telling anyone what happened. Told my mom I fell going up some stairs. Why because I knew I wasn’t going to leave him alone. I felt bad. I thought it could be fixed.

I edited photos where my scar couldn’t be seen. I couldn’t accept that this was my reality. That. I fell in love with someone like that. I permanently have a scar there now.

The hardest part about leaving is accepting that this is even your reality. I convinced myself it was just a ‘hurdle’. We were together 3 years this all happened 6 months ago. YOU DONT DELIBERATELY PICK ABUSERS. ITS NOT YOUR FAULT."

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