Nickelodeon Star’s Shocking Sexual Abuse Reveal Will Break Your Heart
Keke Palmer may be just 23 years old, but she’s lived a lot of life. The former True Jackson, VP actress documented her experiences in a new book called I Don’t Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice, but decided to open up about her hidden past struggles before it hits shelves on January 31.
“So many people watch my career and sit back and think they can’t do the things I can do because they think I came from a privileged lifestyle. I’m trying to let y’all know immediately, I’ve been through some sh*t, y’all; Some real sh*t. I didn’t come from glitter and glow…” the Scream Queens star said in a recent Facebook live chat. “At the end of the day, it wasn’t handed to me. At the end of the day, the cards were against me. At the end of the day, I did grow up on Section 8. At the end of the day, I have experienced abuse, sexual abuse. I have experienced turmoil in my family. My family, we have a strong bond but we’ve been through some sh*t.”
Keke decided to open up about her past because she knows a lot of people also go through hardships, and she doesn’t want anyone to think they can’t overcome them and succeed in life.
“The point is not to hide those things, because when we hide those things we stop other people from being able to envision that life for themselves. Somebody may have gotten abused, somebody may have been put down, somebody mama wasn’t in their life, somebody daddy wasn’t in their life — whatever it could have been. If they don’t see that anybody else has gone through that, and people keep acting as though they live these perfect lives, then it really doesn’t allow other people to be inspired and motivated to go beyond their current realities. It leaves them in a position of thinking they’re not good enough or this life wasn’t offered to them to be good. The reality is it doesn’t matter where you’re from, it doesn’t matter who you are, it doesn’t matter what your daddy did to you or what your mama did to you, it matters what you do with yourself. And that is the reality.”
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