Speaking at a recent Women’s month event hosted by a Kwa-Zulu Natal based publication, Pearl Thusi shared her own experiences with abuse and how her parent’s marriage tainted her views on love.
"Excluding ourselves and making excuses because of shame is not necessary. Talking, whether it be your friends or a professional therapist, go…" said Pearl Thusi at #MercuryUnileverWomensDayLunch #SayNoToViolence pic.twitter.com/VxmdPyl6Zz
— The Mercury™ (@TheMercurySA) August 3, 2018
This is not the first time Thusi has spoken about this either. A few years ago, she opened up to eTV’s Nicky Greenwall about it when she was profiled on Greenwall’s show, The Close Up.
In video footage posted by The Mecury, Thusi can be heard saying “as a teenager, I swore never to marry a black man because at the time, they were the only ones that I was exposed to and they were the reason I was able to witness women being abused… Of course [now] I know better but… As a child, I had made that decision”