Singer/songwriter Ashanti shared shocking images to her Instagram Wednesday of her younger sister’s bruised and bloody body parts.
In light of October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Grammy winner penned a heartfelt message to her sister Kenashia “Shia” Douglas, posting the graphic images with hopes the story might help others who are victims of domestic abuse.
“Words will never be able to express the amount of pain, fury and disgust I feel reliving these moments,” Ashanti started. “But at the same time I am so proud of how strong, courageous, resilient and unbreakable you are.”
She continued, “My sister is a warrior! I love you deep and infinitely. Thank you for being so brave and bringing awareness to this evil, vile and sad behavior that so many women face every day. You did it! You won! Some women feel so scared that they have no way out… by sharing your story you bring hope, strength & continue to raise awareness for Domestic Violence.”
In celebration of her birthday in 2020, Shia took to Instagram with her own personal video showcasing transformative moments in her life. The more than two-minute visual includes a few of the same horrifying images of her beat-up body that Ashanti shared in her post.
“God continues to bless you every day as you grow, prosper… and walk in your purpose…your heart, mind and conscience are clear…you will get back EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE!!! The universe always wins!” Ashanti’s message continued.
The 41-year-old entertainer assured Shia of her unwavering love and support and expressed excitement for the “next chapter” in her life as the creator of holistic lifestyle brand, The Wife of Creation.
“Im here by your side always and forever with whatever against whoever!,” Ashanti wrote. “Loving you infinitely.”
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