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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Turning All Her Negatives to Positives. Titi Ladette Talks to Naijalearner About Not Giving Up On Life

You remember Titi Ladette; the woman with such a powerful story that touched me so much. If you have not read her story, see it here

Trina Cleveland (her real name) has been through some serious stuff in her life.  Sexual molestation, drug abuse, prostitution, prison, failed relationships, mental illness, an auto accident. Wow! Just one person.


What I like mostly about her , is the fact that she has decided to open up her life to the world. Nobody wants to be defined or identified by words like mental illness or prostitution. But I am glad there's someone who is strong enough to, in Oprah's words, "lift the veil of pretence".

I have been following her story closely, and I found myself constantly asking, "why did she stay alive?".

We have read stories about people who committed suicide for reasons far less severe (some of them even petty). So, I needed to understand how a person could go through so much pain and not give in.

Titi ladette's response to my questions, after the cut

Saturday, 5 November 2016