Zizo Tshwete Opens Up About Childhood Abuse

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  1. Local television personality Zizo Tshwete recently opened up about having her innocence taken away from her at an early age. She penned her traumatic experience in a full-hearted and lengthy Instagram post.

“Nobody deserves to have their innocence taken away from them. NO MATTER WHAT. My body has carried that trauma for so many years.

I couldn’t handle the pain as a ten-year little girl I passed out. Never thought about it again until as a deeply broken adult who desperately needed to heal,” she wrote.

The star revealed that after barely surviving the horrific encounter, she experienced the same abuse as a young adult.

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“Barely surviving that only to encounter it again repeatedly as a young adult took any last hope I may have had for the goodness in people.

You can only imagine the abyss I have had to crawl out of to know of self-love let alone to have the courage to allow myself to experience it.”

Despite all of that, the radio personality has used the trauma to fuel the strong woman she’s becoming. She reminded people not to judge women on how they express themselves or dress.

“Yet, here I am. Celebrating for myself that, in fact, my vulnerability is giving me back every inch of power that has ever been taken away from me.

So instead of any judgement of how you think I should express myself about my life journey, could I submit for your consideration that you get to know me. As told by me.”

Other celebs including Unathi, Ntando Kunene, Lala Hirayama, Anele, Bonnie and others have come out in support of Zizo and commended her on her bravery. Read her full post below.

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BEFORE YOU PASS YOUR JUDGEMENT CAN YOU SEE THINGS FROM MY PERSPECTIVE: Nobody deserves to have their innocence taken away from them. NO MATTER WHAT. My body has carried that trauma for so many years. I couldn’t handle the pain as a ten year little girl I passed out. Never thought about it again until as a deeply broken adult who desperately needed to heal. Barely surviving that only to encounter it again repeatedly as a young adult took any last hope I may have had for the goodness in people. You can only imagine the abyss I have had to crawl out of to know of self-love let alone to have the courage to allow myself to experience it. Yet, here I am. Celebrating for myself that, in fact, my vulnerability is giving me back every inch of power that has ever been taken away from me. So instead of any judgement of how you think I should express myself about my life journey, could I submit for your consideration that you get to know me. As told by me. Maybe you would see more than a ‘respectful girl who is now showing her thighs’ and maybe the thought of a woman who has survived terrible hurt but has fought to restore her self-love in a healthy and balanced way could occur to you. 🦋 Cheers to everybody fighting with everything they have to have the life that they want – a life that places emphasis on the wellness of our spirit being too. ❤️ #ShakingAsIPost #NoMatterHowSlowly #HeartIsRacing #FightingEveryday #Growing #TrulyBlessed 🕯

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