“I was in a relationship with my ex for four years before coming to St Anne’s . Everything changed when he started becoming controlling, telling me what to wear, what time I should come home, I had to report on everything. When he started physically abusing me, I couldn’t believe it was happening to me. I was confusing abuse for love. I didn’t have the guts to share it with other people, I was ashamed.

Returning to womanhood to me means returning to loving and accepting yourself. It means telling yourself that despite what you’ve been through, you are beautiful ! It means accepting your emotions and doing what ever you can to heal.” 

~ Zandi Mbetshu

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