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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Dear Ruby, I have a male friend who was sexually abused by a pastor/minister when he was a teenager. He never told any I except a counselor/therapist. He never told his decease wife. Of 35 yrs Either We both have this in common he did tell me. I’m thinking maybe he feels confused about his sexuality I’m not quite sure. I truley do, care & love this man too. I’m trying to help him & encourage him to go back into counseling. Or maybe do couple counseling. Said he would think about it. I know about the shame, the guilt,… Read more »