My World Pulse family inspires me

Musenge Musomali
Posted February 14, 2019 from Zambia
Sisterhood
My amazing World Pulse sister Marie A Abanga from Cameroon.

As a survivor of sexual violence, I feel misunderstood at times. Sometimes I don't even know how to express myself to some people when I feel really low and need someone to talk to. Sometimes it feels as though I'm suffocating and can't breath. I withdraw into a place where I begin to ask myself questions which I have no answers for. Sometimes I hide my feelings because some people never understand that I have low moments too. Some people always assume I am ever strong and don't need someone to talk to. It's not always that I have everything figured out, some days I need a shoulder to lean on too.  The effects of sexual violence are deeper than many think, the pain can be unbearable and hard to deal with especially without a good support system. That is why it takes many people a long time to share their experiences. Many fear to be mocked and called names. It is just never easy to talk about a traumatic experience, it takes super courage. As survivors we get to relive the experience and that is a hard thing to do yet some people will laugh at us or underestimate our struggles and pain.   I am glad that I am part of the World Pulse family,  I know I can always talk to a sister who will understand and not judge me. I know I can come here and express myself, I know that I won't be called names. I have met amazing women here, women who understand me and together we are stronger everyday. I am thankful everyday to my World Pulse sisters ,I am happy to connect with many World Pulse sisters on different social media platforms.  I want to say thank you World Pulse for this amazing platform, I feel accepted here and loved. When I need encouragement, I know I can always count on you my lovely sisters and your amazing stories are truly inspirational. I am Proud to belong to the World Pulse community. 

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Jill Langhus
Feb 14
Feb 14

Hello Dear Musenge,

It's great to see a story from you, and I hear you. I know what you mean when people think you're always strong, and that nothing is ever wrong in our lives, or that we, too, need someone to talk to. I'm glad that you're part of the WP family, too, dear. Thanks for sharing your lovely and inspiring words of appreciation.

Hope you're doing well, and having a great day!

Musenge Musomali
Feb 14
Feb 14

Hello Jill,
You are always there for me, it really means a lot to me. Thank you and I am glad to share how I feel, i know here I have amazing sisters like you who totally understand.

Jill Langhus
Feb 15
Feb 15

Hello dear:-)

I'm glad to hear it, and I'm glad to be here for you. You're very welcome.

Hello, Sis Musenge,

I can relate with what you wrote. So happy that you've found this space to share your vulnerabilities. I love being here, too. Thank you for sharing!

Musenge Musomali
Feb 14
Feb 14

My sister Karen, you are one of the amazing sisters I connected with on facebook and I am glad you are part of my life. I am glad to be part of World Pulse, I know here I can be whoever I want to be without having to hide behind a mask.

I share the samd joy of being connected with you and our Wp sisters, sister Musenge. I learn a lot from your FB posts, but I have to deactivate my account for now so I can focus my time in WP. So happy to know you!

Marie Abanga
Feb 14
Feb 14

Dear Musenge,

What a post on the day set aside to celebrate love? And oh what a pleasure you used our photo lol; and that was the first day we were talking like than and we had a blast like for an hour hahaha. Yes, this is indeed an amazing platform. Glad to have gotten here at last hahaha; looking forward to one day visiting you in Lusaka or the other way round why not lol

Musenge Musomali
Feb 15
Feb 15

Hello my sister Marie,

I am happy to have met you, talking to someone who understands is so refreshing. Yes can't wait to see you in Lusaka, we would have a blast.

Lisbeth
Mar 17
Mar 17

So amazing you got sis. Marie as a great sister down there. You are in good hands.
Take care

Bettina Amendi
Mar 18
Mar 18

Hi Musenge.Am sorry for that.But you can stand and be a Lion in the cat since we can not change history
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/bettina-amendi/posts/90112
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/bettina-amendi/posts/89919