Surviving Rape Victim: A Mother’s Story

Every mother’s story is different and the mother’s story we are sharing today is a story of her own. It’s a story of rape, deceit, pregnancy, misery and many felt emotions. By sharing Salomi’s story we are hoping that she touches someone and helps them cope with the situation they may be facing. Most people think because they see you with a child especially being a lesbian that it was consensual sex between a man and a woman or that you’re confused not knowing the honest truth. They see a woman who now wears eyelashes and keeps her eyebrows snatched and automatically assumes she’s going feminine or looking for a man not knowing this has always been her. Having a child that was conceived through rape isn’t easy there are many felt emotions. Like do I announce my story to the world and be someone’s calm in their storm or do I wait and tell my child first because the world can be cruel? You know how they say pregnancy is supposed to be this beautiful and amazing feeling? Well, everything isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be and somebody had to wake up and make the coffee. So, here’s her story…

I use to wonder why, I questioned everything, but now I question nothing. To understand the cycle of life is to understand that I am an individual, therefore there is only one me, these shoes of life were made specifically for me, and when I realized I was created strong enough for all of it, I picked up those shoes, and now I’m walking in them. I remember being a virgin still fresh out of high school and wanting that first time to be special, not knowing it would be so special I would be raped for my first experience. Seeing it was a friend, lover, and person I grew with I figured it was just supposed to happen that way, and that aggressively. I continued my life, without the ability to trust but continuing to love, but choosing to be who I always felt I was a lesbian. I felt like maybe it had happened because I knew I liked women but wasn’t being true to myself because of the opinion of my family and friends. The ironic thing is that when I finally decided to stop living a lie and come out to whom I was, life kicked me even more. I dealt with being homeless sleeping in my car, being called every name possible for being a “dike”. Even in those circumstances, I pushed thru continuing thru nursing school. Getting a bath and food how I could. The minute I needed help to get me thru school is the same instance a stranger became the involuntary sperm donor of my daughter. I went 5 months not telling a soul of what happened not even knowing that I was with child, it took a car wreck, and emergency ride to the hospital to reveal the blessing that came through a detrimental time. I just remember the words “your pregnant” and how my body felt lifeless for what felt like hours. Something that I put in the back of my mind but had frequent nightmares about just came back to slap me in the face again. Why! Why! Why! I never questioned so much in life until then, but those questions, are the reason I question nothing and keep my head up today. I named my heart Summer’Reign, because I know she is my reminder of how strong I am and how she was meant to be here to conquer. Please understand none of it was easy, but I am not what I have been through. It all got bad for me before it got better, I spiraled down a tunnel of angry behaviors, engaging in things I had no business, even suffered depression, PTSD, attempted suicide, and continued to stay in unhealthy relationships trying to find the answers that I simply found when I decided to stop running and uncovered all the things I swept under the rug. I realized that my daughter’s arrival was not my ending but my beginning. And I will walk in these shoes to encourage every woman to stand up no matter what they have been through. Most people who know me have no idea of the things that have occurred in my life because I always have a smile. Understand that this smile came with a price, and that price was worth it to radiate a genuine happiness in my life to know I am just that STRONG….

I wouldn’t change being a mother to my daughter for the world no matter how she was conceived. She’s my Peace, she’s my strength, she’s my comfort, she’s my reason for living. I am her and she is me!  


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Beaumont Texas – Shooting At MO3 Concert Left 4 Wounded And 1 Dead

It has been reported that there was a shooting incident Saturday morning at a Local Dallas rapper’s concert in Beaumont, Texas that left one dead and four injured.

Authorities are investigating a shooting at a MO3 concert at the Rumba Club.

According to witnesses, the shooting happened a little bit after 2 a.m.

Five people where rushed to a nearby hospital, where one person later died.

The cause of the shooting incident is still unknown.

Officer Carol Riley issued a statement Saturday morning stating,

“Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:11 a.m., officers responded to 3684 College St. Suite B in reference to a disturbance at Club Rumba.

Witnesses told officers a fight broke out inside the club and continued in the parking lot. Multiple subjects retrieved firearms and began shooting at each other. Five people suffered gunshot wounds. One victim, a 27-year-old man, Ronald Livings, was transported to Baptist Hospital by private auto and died from his injuries. One 26-year-old man was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth and taken to surgery. The other victims were treated and released with non-life threatening injuries. “

Police are still investigating and are asking anyone with information to please contact the Texas Crime Stoppers. All tips will remain anonymous.

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Dallas Texas- Police Searching For Teen Accused Of Assaulting A Woman Last Month in Central Oakcliff

Police are seeking help with finding the teen, who allegedly assaulted a woman walking to her garage in Central Oakcliff and took off South on foot.

The teen was seen prior to the incident pushing a shopping cart down the street.

A surveillance photo (pictured above) from the Dollar tree at Ledbetter and I-35 reportedly shows the teen entering the store. He was wearing a white tank top, dark pants and Christmas socks. He was also seen with a dark jacket over his shoulder and carrying white shoes, authorities said.

The assault occurred about 5:45 p.m. Nov. 30 in the 500 block of West Five Mile Parkway, near West Ledbetter Drive, officials said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Lopez at 214-671-3683. Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest or indictment. Tips may be made by calling 214-373-8477.

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Patti Labelle Explains Why Luther Vandross Never Admitted He Was Gay

Patti Labelle recently opened up about her late friend, Luther Vandross’ closeted sexuality during an interview Tuesday night on “Watch What Happens Live.”

For years people speculated that the legendary singer was homosexual but no one actually knew because he never admitted anything.

Host Andy Cohen asked 73-year-old Labelle, “Did he struggle with the idea of coming out publicly? Was that something that you talked about at all?” Without any hesitation to answer the question Labelle says,

” We talked about it. Basically he did not want his mother to be- although she might have known, but he wasn’t going to come out and say this to the world. And he had a lot of lady friends and he just didn’t want to upset the world.

She goes on to explain how wonderful of a man he was and how hard addressing his sexuality with everyone would of been.

Luther Vandross died in 2005 at the age of 54. According to a family statement, he “never really recovered” from a stroke he suffered in 2003.

Baristas, what are your thoughts on Patti Labelle’s comments on Luther Vandross’ sexuality? Should she have skipped the question since she was his friend and that’s apart of his private life? 🤔

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