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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Cynthia

I read your blog this morning and I’ve been struggling to surrender to my experience in the moment because I have so many prohibitions on how I’m suppose to not show my pain for the comfort of others starting as a little one having to keep ‘the secret’ for the family’s dignity/denial.