I had to be my own Saviour.

I had to be my own Saviour.

Growing up, I always thought my parents would be my safety net, my saviours. But, when it came to saving myself and my child, I realized sooner than later that I had to be my very own saviour.

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How Could this Happen to me?

How Could this Happen to me?

It wasn't just the physical abuse, that wasn’t as common as the daily emotional, verbal and psychological abuse. Although I had a Master’s degree in engineering, he made me feel like I didn't even know how to count.

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5 Notebooks: One Woman's Fight for Education

5 Notebooks: One Woman's Fight for Education

In her tight-knit village, women didn’t get an education. They got married and had children. She would sneak out to go to school and then university. After class she would go to a grocery store where she worked to pay for school. Some days she would also go work on a farm. “I have no idea how I had the courage to do what I did. But I saw how miserable my sisters, cousins and other women were. Almost all of them were married to abusive husbands, or husbands with drug or alcohol addictions. They were living in constant worry. That wasn’t a life to me."

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