Is there a Silver Lining

Sureyacooper
Posted October 1, 2020 from South Africa

Being an Indian female growing up in apartheid times in the 70's means you shut up and suck it up. Oppression was accepted as a dessert. Not only did i have to deal with political abuse but abuse in the home also, cos it was my fault my mom had given birth to a girl child before marriage and the father denied the paternity and walked away. The abuse and discrimination never ended regardless of prayer, faith, searching. Till today im sitting in the darkness and cry. No matter how hard you try to pull yourself up and out you cant. 

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Dawn Arteaga
Oct 01
Oct 01

Sureya, welcome to World Pulse. You belong here! I am grateful you are here and had the courage to share your pain. You have endured a lot. That shows deep strength. Your voice is SO needed. Please keep sharing your stories. I can't wait to read your next post!

Sureyacooper
Oct 01
Oct 01

Thank you dear. Maybe this is were i will find the medicine to heal. Blessings to you.

Corine Milano
Oct 01
Oct 01

Welcome Sureya, I'm glad you shared your first post and spoke to your pain. I think you will find comfort and strength here as you begin to read other women's stories and make connections. We are so glad you found us and hope you'll continue to speak out.

Corine

Nini Mappo
Oct 01
Oct 01

Hello Sureya,
Welcome to World Pulse. I am glad that you found the courage to share your pain, and the frustration of trying to heal. I'm sorry that you were made out to be a problem when you were not, and those who ought to have nurtured you caused you so much pain. You have come to the right place where our collective voices are bringing hope and healing to each other, and no matter how broken or unworthy the years of abuse might make you feel, your voice has healing power in it.

Your story made me think of this pair of silver earrings I have. They get oxidised and lose their shine often, and I need to polish them to restore the shine. The lies abuse and discrimination speak to your identity might be like that oxidation darkening the silver. But you are still silver, underneath your shine obstructed by pain. I hope that the love of sisters here, coupled with your voice, will help you to shine until you are all confidence and sparkles:)

Sureyacooper
Oct 01
Oct 01

Hi Nini im blessed to find all of you here. Thank you for your wise words of encouragement i appreciate it. Its been a lonely road but now i have sisters worldwide to help me grow in a positive direction.

Andrace
Oct 03
Oct 03

Hi Sureya,
Yes, there is a silver lining. Welcome home to the sisterhood! 'Glad you were able to share your first post. I like your profile photograph. You look like a model...so beautiful! :)

Please, all your sisters are here to support you. You are a great woman. We can't shut up any longer. We must raise our voices as the ploy is to make us loose our self-esteem so that we can shut up. We would have none of that. You are special, Sis. Rise up and hold your head and shoulder high. We are neither down, nor out!

We would love to read more from you.

Love and hugs,
E. J.