Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Step Away From The Hand That Knocks You Out (Karrine Steffans Interview With Vibe)

Karrine Steffans, aka Superhead, has stirred up lots of controversy over the years. She rose to fame by being a video vixen and sleeping with a countless amount of men. However, fame couldn't force her to forget the abuse that she received as a child. It also couldn't keep her from continuing to endure more abuse as an adult.

Recently Steffans did an open letter interview with Vibe Magazine about how she's still being abused.

On Being A Victim
I’ve been a victim of abuse all my life –– literally, for as long as I can remember. It is my norm. Whereas most people would run in the other direction the moment someone physically, emotionally, or mentally abuses them –– I stay.

It’s a sickness and just when I think I am cured, the cancer spreads.

On Receiving Support
I have found little support from my friends and family because I complain, and I cry, then I go back for more. I go back knowing that, one day, he’ll kill me but he’s all I have. He’s the only one who understands because he’s stuck in this cycle, too.

On Still Loving Him
I love him though it pains me to admit. It sickens me to know that I will return to him in an instant and that the next time could be the last time and that breath, my last breath. Still, I hold out hope that one day we’ll learn how to love one another without pain. I pray that those who look on with smirks and judgments know one thing –– domestic violence is very real and, at times, very final.

 Because of her reputation Steffans receives a lot more criticism than support. However, in situations like this it's best to start offering more support. Remember it could be you. So if you know anyone, such as Steffans, that is in a domestic violence situation help them get out of it. Let them know that loves doesn't hurt and love definitely doesn't kill.

I put up a status about this on facebook and the first thing someone said was that she probably just likes bad boys. In reality we don't look for bad boys to hit us. We look for them to protect us, because they have a rough appearance. We need to stop coming up with reasons as to why the girl may be with the boy that continues to use her face as a punching bag. If you're one of those people stop judging and help.

For the full article go to http://vibe.com
Conact the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at (800) 799-7233 you are or know someone that is in a domestic violence situation.

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