Dear Teenage Girl,
I was raped twice at age 12 and that completely changed my life. Because I had nothing to hide anymore, I started having sex with different men. I was introduced to masturbation and lesbianism while in Secondary School. I was lost, broken and hurt because I felt God had no use of me to have allowed me suffer. .
On the outside, I was the “wow” girl, with so much talents, doing partially well in school, with a bright smile and I looked peaceful but on the inside, I was a burning coal. I cried every single moment I was alone. I hated every bit of my life because I saw myself as used and dumped by different people.
Today, things are different. I found Jesus along the way and I am thankful to God for sending the right people to support me on the journey to recovery. They held my hands throughout my healing journey. I am grateful because God taught me how to forgive myself and my offenders and I have long put my past behind me. My mistake doesn’t define me, I am free in Christ Jesus.
Don’t let your circumstances stop you from achieving your goals.
Don’t let pain hold you back.
No matter what happened.
Jesus still and will always love you.
This is my testimony.
I am the Father’s Daughter!
I am Atinúké-the trophy of Gods Grace…