share your story
All across the globe we're seeing a rise in women stepping up to tell their stories.
These beautiful acts of vulnerability inspire others to say #MeToo - we love that!
At Prepair NZ, we share stories from young women who've experienced emotional abuse.
It's an unspoken topic that has lasting impacts. It's real, it's serious and we want it to stop.
We're taking emotional abuse on through the power of self-love.
Every story you read shares the beautiful, raw and unique journey to becoming the woman we are today.
That's because we see the value in highlighting the beautiful potential in the women of our country.
There is room for change.
Your story could form part of this movement.
The question is - Are you ready to share it?
We tried to have a long distance relationship. To please him I went home at every university break. When I was home I'd hardly hang out with friends because I knew it would make him upset.
I found this really hard to write. Mostly because I can’t believe I ever let myself be in this situation.
I didn’t have a lot of love for myself so I was in a couple of shitty relationships, but there was one that stripped my confidence completely.
He talked me into unfriending every one I cared about on Facebook and that is how I became isolated.
"Everything from what I wore, how I behaved and when to have sex was dictated to me"
"I understand now that the reason I was stuck was because I didn’t love myself."
"He was a very self-assured self-certain person which was an attribute I was lacking within myself."
"I think you tried to put a show on to make it seem like you were OK. I remember some days you would be really sad.
"She had a very low self-esteem – this beautiful, funny girl became moody, anxious and depressed.