American singer, Justine Syke has taken to social media to talk about the domestic abuse she suffered at the hands of her violent ex-boyfriend.
The 22-year-old who was off social media for a while and only recently started posting old photos of herself on Instagram, said she was mentally and physically hurt by her ex-boyfriend, and had fallen into depression due to the bad experiences while in the relationship.
Read her post on Instagram below…
As DV Awareness month comes to an end.. the issue doesn’t just disappear. Recently I’ve had one of the scariest/heart breaking experiences in my life and it’s still hard for me to talk about.
I felt stupid, angry, depressed.. blamed myself. Trying to figure out how someone who claimed they loved me so much could find such evil within themselves to hurt me mentally and physically.
Learned a lot about the people I chose to call my “friends”.. and about myself. I was one of those people who would be like “No man would ever put their hands on me! .. blah blah blah..” We all think we know what we’d do until it’s happening to you.
Now, I’m not looking for sympathy and never thought this would be part of the story I’d be telling of my self.. unfortunately it is, but I won’t let it be what defines me.
I had to find the strength within myself and I’m hoping that through this video I can motivate whoever else is going through this or worse, to do the same.
You are strong, you are loved and you deserve so much better