How I Escaped "Prince Charming"

How I Escaped "Prince Charming"

I was your typical overseas bride, young and full of hope for a new life in Canada. However, my dreams for a fairy tale happily-ever after were shattered like broken glass. The harsh reality is that my husband was not prince charming, but rather the despicable villain in the fairy tale. 

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It wasn’t easy, but I did it

It wasn’t easy, but I did it

I was frequently told that I have a lovely smile! I was, obviously, happy and flattered to hear these compliments because they reminded me that no one knew that I actually felt miserable, or that I cried myself to sleep or that I contemplated suicide. No one knew what it took to force this smile on my face. I needed to convince everyone around that I was perfectly happy and my marriage was great.

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How I Saved My Own Life

How I Saved My Own Life

As newcomers to the country, we struggled financially, coping with harsh winters and culture shock, but I soon gave birth to two beautiful children that made everything worth it. From far away, we seemed like the typical immigrant family. Unfortunately, underneath the surface were the hidden family secrets. The ones I tried to hide and "get over".

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"With Every Hardship Comes Ease" [94:5]

"With Every Hardship Comes Ease" [94:5]

Faiza was sponsored by her husband to come to Canada which meant her permanent residency was conditional upon staying with her partner for two years. Thankfully, there is a clause for those experiencing domestic violence to flee without getting deported, but sadly many don't know this and fear leaving because they're told they'll get deported. 

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Mythbusting Woman Abuse

Mythbusting Woman Abuse

"She must have done something to deserve it", "It's just a one-time thing", "It's none of our business, this a private family matter" and "Why didn't she leave if it was that bad?" – we get asked these questions so frequently, we thought we'd address them, and all other misconceptions about women abuse, once and for all. 

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