Episode 93 of A Mental Health Break - This podcast is all things mental health. Mental health advocates and professionals share their stories from around the world.
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This is an incredible story of inspiration as Tanisha is using her story to help others. Tanisha was taken from her mom at the age of 6 and placed with her aunt, where all her abuse happened from neighborhood men.
She was raped at 5 and that is when her brain did a shift. No one believed her, so she went into a shell and never came out until now.
She was manipulated by her aunt’s boyfriend to have sex with him at 10 and the abuse kept going.
A neighborhood man then raped her at 11, and then at 13, her cousin’s husband started having sex with her and got her pregnant.
Next, her son’s dad started messing with her at 14 and she ended up in a domestic violence relationship from 14-23 until she escaped.
Author of "My Pain is My Power": This book is written from my heart. My life changed before it began at the age of 5 or 6 years old when I was raped by a friend of the family, and I wasn’t believed. This caused me to go into a shell and lose my inner voice, which messed me up. I was instantly overtaken with fear of what had happened to me. The damage done to me caused me to have to relearn how to walk. I continued to experience pain from an early age before I could enjoy life. This book allowed me the opportunity to talk to you about being taken away from my mother and being separated from my siblings; how I endured so much pain, shame, fear, self-doubt, and a lot of confusion; dreaming of being that little girl growing up playing with Barbie dolls and one day being a model, and how that didn’t happen for me. I endured so much pain from my childhood to my adulthood.
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