I got the honour to write an article for the Collective Hub for International Women’s day 2018. Here’s a snippet of the article. Wanna read the whole thing? Click on the link below.
YOUR VOICE IS YOUR WEAPON. HERE’S HOW TO USE IT TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Haven’t quite found yours yet?
Your voice is a powerful weapon. The first time I really ever spoke up and truly had my voice was in court against my uncle for sexual abuse.
My childhood was far from easy. My parents had a catastrophic divorce with lots of fights and my uncle didn’t make things easier, at least not for me.
As a kid, I loved to sing, dance and perform. I never took the leading role, though, mostly doing backings for my sister, since I was shy and quiet.
One night, I performed a song by Whitney Houston at a karaoke night at the campsite, ready to be the diva. My whole family was there, and I was ready to take the spotlight. Feeling confident, I stood there and sang. I was so proud and happy afterwards. That unfortunately didn’t last long. Later that night, my uncle abused me in his trailer. I stopped singing and didn’t start until university. The abuse went on for two years and I never told a soul, until a couple of years ago. I kept it so well hidden, even to myself. That’s where I lost my voice and spent a long time feeling depressed.
Are you looking for your true self?