Talking Sexual and Gender-Based Violence with The Village ZM

Hey guys! We are in October. OCTOBER! How did we get here so quickly? September lasted five days and here we are. Anyway, I hope your October is full of blessings, peace, love, joy and everything good. It’s almost time (It is time) for cheesy hallmark Christmas movies and honestly, I can’t wait. Have a great month!

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It Turns Out It Was Abuse

**TRIGGER WARNING** This article contains mention of sexual abuse.

Hey guys! We made it to week 2 of the Afrobloggers Winter Blogging Challenge. The theme for this week is “Advocacy Week”. For the next 5 days, I will take time to share with you guys my stance and to show support for some causes I’m passionate about. I’ll start with speaking against sexual abuse.

Sometime last year, in June to be specific, some sexual abuse survivors took to social media to share their stories. One thing that somehow stood out to me, in the ocean of survivor stories, was the little island of people who just realised, by reading other people’s stories, that they too had been sexually abused or harassed. A good number of them by their friends.

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Sexual Violence

“Stay safe. Black lives matter. Stop sexual abuse.” That’s how I’ve been ending my posts for the last month or so. Recently, so many people came out talking about their sexual abuse experiences and that was a very dark period for me on social media because it highlighted that even the people you don’t expect to, will abuse you.

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