Gabrielle Union opens up about how the epidemic triggered her PTSD as a rape survivor


Gabrielle Union has opened up about how the epidemic triggered her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), saying she ‘felt’ in front of her husband Dwayne Wade.

The 48-year-old actress played Taraji P. During a candid conversation with Henson, PTSD talked about a rape survivor and his struggles, and co-host Tracy Z on the first episode of Facebook Watch’s Peace of Mind with Tarzy.

‘Whatever the reason, every time I talk about being a rape survivor, people like [gasp] And then they forget, ‘Sangh said. ‘We are so conditioned that we know someone looks like someone who suffers from PTSD, we believe we know what rape victims look like. And this is not me. ‘

Scroll down to video

Candidate: 48-year-old Gabriel Union has opened up about how the epidemic triggered his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Candidate: He P. Taraji.  Taraji P. in the first episode of Facebook Watch's Peace of Mind with Hanson and Tracy Z.  During a conversation with Henson and Tracy Z, she talked about avoiding rape and having PTSD.

Candidate: He P. Taraji. Taraji P. in the first episode of Facebook Watch’s Peace of Mind with Hanson and Tracy Z. During a conversation with Henson and Tracy Z, she spoke about rape survivors and her PTSD.

Union was 19 when she was raped at gunpoint while working at the Payless store the summer before her Soporemore year at UCLA. She has written about the traumatic experience in her 2017 book We Are Going to Need More Wine.

‘During my rape, I used to float on my body, I would hover over my body and it didn’t happen until the friend asked me to hand over the gun that I came back on my own. ‘ [I] He tried to kill her, ‘she told Henson.

The The It It star said she began therapy less than a week after the attack and has been on the run ever since.

‘To be able to have the language, to be able to say what was happening to me, to define the terror that exists in my body, in my soul, in my soul, to be able to say, ” Oh, that’s post-traumatic stress syndrome, “I need it,” she said.

The union went into detail about how it felt when she faced the PTSD attack.

Trauma: The actress was 19 years old when she was raped at gunpoint while working at a Palace store.  The Sangh was depicted in 1993, almost a year after his attack

Trauma: The actress was 19 years old when she was raped at gunpoint while working at a Palace store. The Sangh was depicted in 1993, almost a year after his attack

Getting help: The Bring It On star stated that he began therapy less than a week after the attack and has been on the move ever since.

Getting help: The Bring It On star stated that he began therapy less than a week after the attack and has been on the move ever since.

‘Usually my right hand feels like it is numb, and it just feels like a full body heart attack, the way you’d imagine a heart attack, but in your knees, in your feet , In your arms, chest in your feet, in your eyes, ‘he said. ‘Trauma can take so many forms.’

The union acknowledged the strain of the epidemic and racial unrest negatively affected her mental health, which she did not anticipate when she first started quarantine.

“I thought my street was right – I like silence, I love home,” he said. ‘But you say that our former president was so clogged in racism and white supremacy and hatred and evil that he inspired so much about it, we were in the midst of an attack, the daily barrage of black and brown body brutality, that We are just taking all day, every day. ‘

The union said Wade, 38, was aware of ‘ [her PTSD], As a fan, ‘but quarantine requires him to be even weaker before him.

“I think it’s been tough during quarantine because we’re in one place,” she explained. ‘I haven’t lived in any kind of house since I was an adult, so just to know my husband, who sounds crazy, I loved, “Oh, every day, every day you’re going to be here. , Well, yes, I think it’s healthy. “

Difficult to handle: The union said that her husband Dwayne Wade knew about her PTSD, but quarantine made her feel 'exposed', as she could talk to her doctor through the zoom.

Difficult to handle: The union said that her husband Dwayne Wade knew about her PTSD, but quarantine made her feel ‘exposed’ because she could talk to her doctor through the zoom.

Khula: To intimidate her husband, Sangh accepts 'because damaged women are not considered cute'.  They are portraying with their two-year-old daughter Kavya James

Khula: To intimidate her husband, Sangh accepts ‘because damaged women are not considered cute’. They are portraying with their two-year-old daughter Kavya James

Family: The stepmother of Union Wade's children Xavier Zacharia, 7, and Zaire, 18, and Zaya, 13, who recently turned out to be transgender.  He is also the patron of his nephew Dawayne Morris

Family: The stepmother of Union Wade’s children Xavier Zacharia, 7, and Zaire, 18, and Zaya, 13, who recently turned out to be transgender. He is also the patron of his nephew Dawayne Morris

‘I feel a little more naked right now, exposed,’ she continued. ‘Cause I’m on the zoom with the therapist and I can hear the house, and then the doors open and … there’s not enough space, you know what I mean, and I kind of worry sometimes. is.

‘You know when people like, “You will keep the secret about yourself. Don’t tell him everything.” I like, “Okay, s ** t again, Pandemic, you got the whole thing.

‘Then you have to find out: “Do you love me all… stuff?” “She said, accepting: ‘You get worried that maybe you have appeared too much and you’re going to scare them because damaged women are not considered cute.’

Union and Wade married together in August 2014 after five years. She welcomed her first child – Kavia James – through surrogacy in 2018.

Wade has three children from previous relationships: Zaire Blessing Dwayne, 18, Xavier Zechariah, 7, and Zaya, 13, who recently turned out to be transgender. He is also the guardian of his 19-year-old nephew Dahwon Morris.

.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.