TW: Miscarriage 

I had been married to a cruel, torturous man. When I was pregnant, he punched me so hard I ended up losing my baby...I wanted to end my life!

I finally escaped when my brother took me to a women’s shelter, which was able to expand its integrated program to provide safe temporary accommodations, legal and medical services, and vocational training to abused women who were looking for a fresh start.

Living in an abusive relationship often erodes women’s choices, self-esteem and potential. I had found a place where I could live safely with my 4-year-old daughter.

Opening a new chapter in my life. Other people always told me how to dress, where to go, and how to live my life. Now, I know these choices rest in my hands. I feel confident, my life is more enjoyable.