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Singer Christina Aguilera opens up about surviving domestic violence

 

Her story is a courageous example of how using ones voice as a celebrity can help more survivors speak up and get the support they need.

Christina has opened up in an emotional Instagram post about her experience and how she is working to inspire others living a similar situation.

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She spoke about surviving the traumatic events and and years of abuse.

I remember often having to up and escape in the middle of the night with my mom & little sister, having just the clothes on our backs, to drive cross country for shelter at my grandma’s house.

She is now giving back to those experiencing violence

 Without that, I would have had to turn to a place like @shadetreevegas for shelter. I have so much respect and adoration for those who give their time and support to hear these victims’ stories and help them regain strength, self empowerment and provide resources for a better independent future.

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She further speaks about the shame and embarrassment people face

Some aren’t so fortunate to get out….which is why it’s so important to work together to put a stop to these horrific statistics. Moreover, this isn’t just an issue in the US, but happens all over the world, in too many homes!!
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We need to use our voices to speak up, reach out and help one another break these deep rooted cycles and empower each other to end these patterns. .

Other celebrities who have spoken out out about domestic violence include Kenyan singer Kush Tracey who accused Khaligraph Jones of battering her.

Even Nairobi Governor Mike  Sonko’s daughter confessed she was abused by her baby daddy, before ending the relationship.

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Kush Tracey

 

The revelation shocked her fans who encouraged her to speak out.

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