- Nigerian comedian, Calabar Chic recently clocked 28 on June 10
- To mark her birthday, she took to social media to share her heartbreaking survivor story
- Amongst the many things she went through, she revealed she was abused at 14 and attempted to take her own life on several occasions
Popular Nigerian comedian and actress, Calabar Chic has left many people teary-eyed and at the same time after she took to social media to narrate how she went from struggling to go through life to conquering her fears.
The actress who is also a film maker, turned 28 on June 10 and to mark the day, took to her Instagram page to share a series of stunning photos alongside her survival story.
Calabar Chic who was kidnapped and subsequently released some time in 2017, opened up about her life from being abused at 14 to surviving a fire and then getting kidnapped.
She wrote: "UNASHAMED )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 r*ped in the most humiliating way at Age 14 To attempting s*icide 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. ThankGod we don’t look like what we’ve been through! HAPPY BIRTHDAY STRONG WOMAN "
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