Ruby Usman

Ruby was born in the slums of Karachi, Pakistan. She has experienced sexual abuse at the hands of many men as a child; some of them strangers and others, close family members. She grew up as a Muslim woman and experienced violence and shaming of women as an integral part of society and culture. She now writes and speaks against these traditions that cause women to grow up with Shame, disrespect and violence. She is the founder of The Unshaming Project.
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Anger is the hardest…… I find acknowledging my wounded child and having a good therapist has meant I can keep the volcano at bay but its still there. I cannot imagine what could remove it completely as the abusers have died and never fessed up. Loving myself and respecting we were damaged but can have a life is essential.