I never felt beautiful! – TY Bello shares story of how she was sexually abused as a child…

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Gospel singer turned Celebrity photographer TY Bello has revealed that she was sexually abused as a child. She shared her story with King Woman boss Kemi Adetiba:
She said;

“I was sexually abused as a child and because of this, I felt like there was something ugly about me that made me encounter this. This was not the abuser’s fault, this was me.

used to see other girls as flowers and I saw myself as dirty cement,
hard and ugly. I never felt beautiful, everything was wrong with me, I
was hairy and it was a problem.

I always attributed
everything that was about me to be the reason someone took advantage of
me. I thought there was something wrong with me because if the others
girls were like me perhaps they would be dirty like me but they were

When a friend told me about salvation, she told me old things would be
passed away and all things will become new. It was as if God could wash
away that stench and I would become a girl because I didn’t feel like a

I was shocked when I grew up and found that one out
every three or four girls in my secondary school had suffered the same
thing and I could tell them the same thing… that old thing can pass

It was a relief to find that I was not the only one and
a shock that nobody talks about it. That’s why salvation worked, I had a
daddy and I was going to be a flower.”

TY Bello speaks on what she went through after suffering sexual abuse


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