A woman identified as Mmanti Umoh has taken to twitter to recount ordeal of how she was raped at 15 years of age and how the sad incident led to the birth of twins boys.
In her post online, she said: “21 Years Ago, a 15 year old young girl who was seeking to find her path in life was brutally raped by her employer, all she had to show was a twin birthed 9 months after. After the childhood abuse, layers and layers of rejection, often criticized, broken, bruised, she refused to be a statistic”.
She continued: “I became the standard to many more young men and women who was battered, abused…. TODAY…. the evening and the morning and it’s the 21st Birthday of my sons. Everything has changed since the blood. Happy Birthday KanKan and Dada.
“IF I were allowed a choice of my battles, I would have chosen simpler conflicts but no, this life chose me and I will live it fully. I have made a lot of mistakes but each time I look at both of you, I knew I did the right thing to keep you even when I didn’t know just how.
“To every single teenage mom, to every young person who has been themed a mistake and misfit… here I stand your validation that “No one and nothing has the power to define who you become but you!” Choose what you will and desire to be.. well.
“When you think of the Rapist Declare: I forgive you I let you go You inspire me To stand up against RAPE To speak up and tell my story I will do better I am proud of me Thank you unforgiveness is too heavy to carry around with me. I cannot carry you and grow. Now Breathe!!”, she said.