- Nelisiwe Sibiya was physically abused when she was younger
- She hopes that by telling her story, more women will speak out and they can start healing
- The actress hopes that if enough people are vocal about abuse, then finally something will be done to put an end to it
As 16 Days of Activism kicks off in Mzansi, Nelisiwe Sibiya has come out to share her story of when she was abused by a man that used to stay with her.
The actress hopes that by opening up about her experiences that she can encourage others in similar situations to speak up and hopefully they can start the healing process.
When she was younger, Nelisiwe and her sister were physically abused by a male figure that they knew. For a long time, they just put up with the violence as they feared that he would kick them out.
To this day, Nelisiwe can vividly remember everything that the man did to her and she can still feel the pain that he had inflicted upon her.
Briefly.co.za learned that the actress often feels triggered when she hears other women sharing their stories because it only reminds her of her past, however, she wants to be able to help them instead.
TimesLIVE reports that Nelisiwe, Kelly Khumalo, Dineo Nchabeleng and many other celebs are teaming up with Mandla N’s production company, Blackbrain Pictures to create a number of campaigns that will be used throughout the 16 days.
Nelisiwe is particularly excited to be a part of this project because it gives her a platform to share her story and to hopefully encourage more women to talk about their hardships.
Hopefully, by raising awareness through projects like Mandla N’s, something will finally be done to curb the number of women and children who have been abused throughout their lifetime.
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