One of the most powerful lessons that I have learned throughout my
life is that loving myself is the very key to my happiness and emotional well-being.
Tamiko Lowry-Pugh, “The Empowering Diva,” has been deemed the voice for women’s empowerment. As a domestic violence survivor, Tamiko has not only supported and encouraged victims but also made it clear she is there every step of the way! Ms. Lowry-Pugh shares the inspiration behind her empowerment below!
What inspired your open letter to domestic violence victims?
I was inspired to write an open letter to domestic violence victims for a few reasons.
- My main goal is to make sure that domestic violence victims know that they have someone out there rooting for them and supporting them in their efforts to become a survivor. So often, victims are judged and ridiculed for staying with abusers and even blamed for the abuse.
- I wanted to take a moment to educate the public on what goes in the mind of a victim, why they feel trapped, and why they stay.
- As a former abuse victim now living as a survivor, it’s my responsibility to breathe, hope into those who are going through what I survived. When a victim sees that there is life after abuse, it gives them the courage and strength to leave.
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