My story is my inspiration

Elizabeth Brewah
Posted February 9, 2019 from Sierra Leone

My name is Elizabeth Brewah and I am a Sierra Leonean born in a family of four girls one dead. I am the last of all four girls. During the civil war in my country, I was about age 9- 10 when the civil war broke out. I was brutally raped under gun point. As traumatic as it was, my family and I still had to fight for our lives. We had to walk for over 10 miles running for safety and because of how I was rapped, my vigiana was badly swollen and for over four days I could not stand nor walk. It was hard and very difficult for me and my family to pass through those moments. After 21-30 days, I was finally able to get medical attention. 

This traumatic incident has being my driving force in life, as some women and girls who I was captured together with never came back alive, they were never able to survive the gang rapping and gun point. I was able to because God was there for me and also I ran away through a lady who knew my parents. As a young girl coming up, I have had this happening beating my heart and mind and today I have been able to accept it and live with it and in the same vain use my story to motivate and inspire other young women around me.  I grow up becoming a humanitarian, after what happened to me and I want the world to know that, being rapped or abuse at any point in your life does not determine your future, some things just happen and neither society nor life cannot change because its your fate . 

 

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Jill Langhus
Feb 10
Feb 10

Hi Elizabeth,

I'm so sorry to hear about the brutal rape that you endured, but it's amazing that you have been able to use this horrific incident as fuel for your passion to inspire others. Thanks for your inspiring message to other women that have endured this or similar incidents.

Do you run an organization now, dear?

Hope you're have a good day!

Elizabeth Brewah
Feb 14
Feb 14

Thank you my beautiful friend for your amazing comments. Yes I run a local organization with women in a small village and we are focused on agribusiness and education for their children. You can add me on facebook as Elizabeth Brewah(Bizzy Bee) and also on whatsapp +23279106471 for easy communication. I am aspired to do what I do daily through my life experience.

Thanks
Liz

Jill Langhus
Feb 14
Feb 14

You're very welcome:-)

Great! Thanks. Oh, you may want to remove your phone number from your comment, as WP is a public site and can be accessed outside the forum.

That makes sense. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you, dear.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Ohhh MY GOD,
Elizabeth this is a very sad story. I am so sorry for what you went through. But you have become stronger because you are using this experience to inspire others and in the process you are actually healing.
Thank you for sharing such a personal story. Looking forward to hearing more of your stories and inspiration stories.

Elizabeth Brewah
Feb 14
Feb 14

Thank you so much for your comments. I look forward to reading your own story too and connect as well as together we can make the world a better place.

ANJ ANA
Feb 12
Feb 12

Dear Elizabeth, I am really sorry to hear your sad story. I know, no words can heal your pain, but how you cope and made your story into inspiration is such a praiseworthily. Keep your faith and inspiration always alive as you are doing now. Lots of love and hugs to you, best regards, anjana

Elizabeth Brewah
Feb 14
Feb 14

Lots of love and hugs from me too. Let us all keep inspiring ourselves and do what we do to help our fellow women and girls as we are the most neglected sex across Africa.

Hello, Elizabeth,

My heart breaks and tears fell reading your story. I'm so sorry that you experience such inhumane act. I am glad you survive to tell this. Thank you for being brave and for helping women to rise from the trauma.

Elizabeth Brewah
Feb 14
Feb 14

Thank you my friend for reading my story, we live to learn, share ideas and heal as we go along.

Beth Lacey
Feb 18
Feb 18

I am so sorry for your experience. You are very smart to understand that that terrible event does not define who you are.

Elizabeth Brewah
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thank you for the complements. I have accepted it all as I know at some point, it was meant to be.

Millynairi
May 29
May 29

Dear Elizabeth, sorry about what you went through. It's encouraging to see your passion in encouraging others.

Elizabeth Brewah
Jun 03
Jun 03

I see all this as a passing storm in my life. Thank you!

SanPatagonia
Jun 02
Jun 02

Hi Elizabeth,
I've read your story with my heart broken and sad for the brutality that was imposed to you and so many girls. I celebrate your bravery, your strenght to become a beacon for those in the darkness you knew so well... As you say, that past didn't determine your future, but indeed it's changing the one many girls may be thinking as lost. You're a testimony of hope. Stay strong, sister!

Elizabeth Brewah
Jun 03
Jun 03

Thank you so much my sister. I feel honored to serve and see my story as a stepping stone to helping other women and girls in my community.