Coming out- My story of Rape and Molestation

NinaK
Posted June 4, 2019 from Guyana

Hi, My name is Nina and I am a small business owner, a writer, a mother a rape advocate and a survivor of rape.

My book “The Blossoming of the Sacred Lotus,” is part biography, part instruction manual for other women who have gone through this type of trauma. I wrote this book to let other survivors know that they are not alone.

 

“After my assault, it took me a long time to recalibrate my life,”. “I like to tell people that I was broken, but not broke. I still had my strength and determination. I still had my voice. I still had my power. This is my capital in the world, and I wasn’t about to let my attacker take that away from me as well.”

That strength that led me towards other survivors, where she listened, counseled, and “stood in the gaps” to help them through their struggles. “The Blossoming of the Sacred Lotus” is my way of sharing that message with more survivors as they navigate the difficult journey of sexual assault recovery.  

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Jill Langhus
Jun 04
Jun 04

Hi Nina,

Welcome to World Pulse:-) What a source of inspiration you are! Congrats on using your trauma to help others to get through it. I'm looking forward to seeing more stories from you and hearing more about your work and business.

I'm going to let Marie Abanga know about your work and book as she has been recently helping rape victims in Cameroon. I think your resources could be very beneficial for them as it sounds like they could use all the resources they can get. This is more about Marie and her work, for your information: https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/marie-abanga-0

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

NinaK
Jun 05
Jun 05

Hi Marie, thank you for taking the time to read my story. I will look into the link you’ve shared. As for my business you can see more on my website @ www.ninaknaturals.com

Jill Langhus
Jun 05
Jun 05

Hi Nina:-)

You're welcome! Thanks for sharing it:-)

Thanks for sharing your url, too. I will check it out.

Hope you're having a good day!

Hello, Nina,

I admire your bravery. Not everyone who survived rape spoke about it. Your story inspires me because I have just began writing a book about a traumatic past, too. Reading your post motivates me all the more to finish it.

Thank you for sharing! Did you self-publish? Please continue writing here.

Welcome to World Pulse! :)

NinaK
Jun 05
Jun 05

Hi Karen, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude that you are inspired by my story. Stay motivate Karen and write that book, someone needs you voice! Yes, it was self-published. Will do @ continuing writing ☺️

Thank you for the encouragement, dear Nina. You are a strong woman to be able to finish it. Thanks for providing the link of your book. It would be nice to read from your experience.

Yes, please. We want to read more from you here, too. Stay blessed and beautiful.

Tola Makinde
Jun 04
Jun 04

Dear Ninak,
Welcome to World Pulse. Congrats on breaking the silence. I am sure you will be liberating many young girls and victims of rape. I'm looking forward to read more about your work.
Keep shinning .

NinaK
Jun 05
Jun 05

Thank you Tola. I look forward to liberating many on this journey. You keep shining as well ✨

Lisbeth
Jun 04
Jun 04

Hello Nina, How are you dear? Hope you are doing very fine? You are a strong, mother and woman. I can see that bravery in your eyed in the opening image. Is that you? Nice picture depiction. Please can you get me a link to access your book? Will love to read it.
Thanks for sharing your experience and welcome to WP!
Warm regards

NinaK
Jun 05
Jun 05

Hi Lizbeth, that picture is me lol! Thank you for your beautiful words and welcoming me to this beautiful beautiful group of sisters. Thank you for showing your interest in reading my book. Here’s the link! Look forward to hearing from you again ✨
https://www.amazon.com/Blossoming-Sacred-Lotus-Rodnina-Reynolds/dp/17242...

Lisbeth
Jun 05
Jun 05

Lovely, I will take a look at it but definitely not today. I am so on rash hour. But towards the weekend I will get little time.
Thanks

Seka
Jun 05
Jun 05

Hello Nina,
We welcome you to the dear World Pulse family. You are the long-awaited person because it is in his goal to see women who share their experiences in order to help others. we salute your bravery.
Have a good day

NinaK
Jun 05
Jun 05

Thank you so much for your encouraging words Seka! I pray that I please him on my journey

Ndongmanji Eunice
Jun 05
Jun 05

Hello Nina
what bravery! thanks let letting your voice to be heard through your book. It is going to reach many out there and inspire them....just as you put it broken not broke... thanks for being a point of contact to others

NinaK
Jun 05
Jun 05

You’re welcome Ndongmanji, I pray it does... thank you my sister!

Corine Milano
Jun 05
Jun 05

Welcome Nina - and congratulations on your book! I commend your strength and I am heartened to know that you are using your voice to assert your power following such horrific trauma. I am so glad you have found World Pulse and I hope you will continue to share here. You have certainly found a group of like minded women who will be here for you!

Z.Elias
Jun 06
Jun 06

Hello Ninak,
Congrats on your new book, I’m truly fan of your courage ,I’m sure that your story will make a huge impact not only in your community but also to all women in the world who have been raped but never spoke up,
it will be kind of you to share your story on our community world pulse.
Keep it up!
Thank you.

Chinwe Echendu
Jun 07
Jun 07

Well done Ninak, the phase of Molestation, pain and recovery is a journey that seem un-ending. Forgiving is a good option but forgetting is a bitter pill because the scare is always there to remind you what you've been through. However, the joy is recovered when you break through and reach out to people with similar cases then a sigh of relieve and a beautiful smile is seen across their lips as a surge of assurance spreads through their spine that they are not alone. I am a Survivor of this Pain.