SAY NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PENIELLE.CO EX WIFE OF GOSPEL SINGER MIME KALAMBAY.
Famous Congolese gospel singer and pastor Mike Kalambay’s ex wife Penielle speaks out about domestic abuse in her relationship on Instagram.
Penielle took to her Instagram this after to narrate her story and encourage others who are in a similar situation to speak up.
@penielle.co October is domestic violence awareness month. I remember this November day particularly because it was so hot in Kinshasa. It was about 90 degrees but I was dressed in a turtleneck for a meeting. I was dressed in a turtleneck despite the heat because it was the only thing that adequately covered my bruises. I remember sweating from the heat but also because I was mad nervous that someone would ask me why I was wearing a thermal turtleneck when it was blazing outside. No one asked though. I went home that day thinking “thank God no one asked”. Today looking back I’m so sad remembering that no one asked. No one was curious as to why a pregnant woman would suffocate herself in that type of heat. You see abuse isn’t always flagrant so I challenge you to ask. Check on your friends and be a safe space for them. To all those who are still struggling to speak, today I lift up a prayer for you. Not all wounds are visible but I know a God who sees everything, and He, in all circumstances, remains good.