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My Rape Experience Hurts – Juliet Ibrahim
Popular actress, Juliet Ibrahim in her latest interview said her past rape incident has no impact on her finding love again.
According to Juliet, even though her past hurts, she does not allow it to hurt her future as she believes in positivity in life and each unique circumstance.
She thanked God for being able to love again, even though she is currently single and open to falling in love with a great man.
Juliet in an interview with Saturday Beats said, “My past does not affect my future. Yes, the past can hurt but it is said that we are to leave the past behind and learn from it. Many people run from the past or live in the past but I have always believed in the positivity in life and each unique circumstance.
“Yes, one can have a healthy relationship after sexual assault. The experience I spoke about in that part of the interview (with Chide Jideonwo) is not recent. It happened over a decade ago. Every rape victim heals differently, and every victim speaks up when they are ready. Every rape victim opens up to loving again when they are mentally and physically ready. I thank God that I have been able to love again after my past experiences. I am currently single but I do love hard and I am open to (falling in) love with a great man. There is so much love inside of me as I am a hopeless romantic.”
Juliet further stated “Nearly one in five women would have experienced ‘complete’ or attempted rape during their lifetime. One in three female rape victims experienced it for the first time between 11-17 years old. One in eight female rape victims reported that it occurred before the age of 10. An estimated 91 per cent of victims of rape and sexual assault are female, while nine per cent are male. Nearly 99 per cent of perpetrators are male.”
The actress while speaking about her latest projects said, “I recently enrolled in Berkeley College in New York City, United States of America, to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing Communications. I have been juggling online study with acting and filmmaking. It has been a rollercoaster, hopping from one set to another, travelling between cities and countries, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”