I Found the Support and Kindness of Others

I have not had much confidence since I was very young. I come from a large family; I’m the oldest of 4 children. Everything was fine. Until I was 9 years old and my parents started threatening separation, etc. At the same time my own father sexually abused me. Things were very rough from then on. My father didn’t stop until I was around 11. My parents finally divorced when I was 18. I was forced to moved out as my parents went separate ways.

My own family (aunties, uncles, cousins) didn’t believe it happened and they disowned me, including my father. I lost a lot more confidence. I worked a lot. I had four jobs. I didn’t know where to turn. I lived with friends as I was unable to live by myself at that point. I finally found a job that led me to find my now-husband of nearly 7 years. We have 2 beautiful children together and try to live a stable life. I still suffer with depression and anxiety though.

I came across The Younique Foundation and found the support and kindness of others. I can now start to become ME!

-Samantha, Survivor