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Women should be allowed to speak

*Content Warning: This piece contains references abuse, which may be triggering to some.*

I am a Wattpad author, writer, Muslim and a lupus patient. I believe women, ladies and girls should be allowed to speak and talk about what’s hurting them. I lived in Virginia until I was 17 years old and then I spent the rest of my time in Georgia.

I thought that moving here would bring a change in my life, at least show me something different. Then we came to live with my grandparents. Now if your reading this, you’re probably asking: what’s wrong with your grandparents?

My grandparents are narcissistic and verbally abusive. As I’ve been living here, I’ve seen things that I wasn’t used to. They put us out more than once and we were living in a hotel. Then they asked for us to come back. This story isn’t to call anyone out, but I want to acknowledge abuse in the household and narcissism when it’s shown.

As I wrote this, I was sitting in my room with my sisters because my grandparents cannot admit when they were wrong. I know I am not the only person going through this, but writing this gives me the outlet to share.

Regardless, women should be able to speak when they feel like something is wrong. We should be able to share our voice, scream it out from the rooftops. We should not be blamed for the abuse, whether it’s physical or verbal. It’s not our fault.

Remember, if someone is treating you wrong, speak up. Share your voice and be the change others would love to see and be with.

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by Ashia234

My name is Na’Ashia. I love to write about mental health and romance. My dream is to have my books published one day. I love to write, read, and bake. If I’m not doing any of those things then I can be found scrolling through Instagram, or watching Hulu and Netflix.

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