Here’s my story

Sep 20, 2018

We all have “our stories” they say. It’s odd they call it a story when in fact it is a lived reality. My lived reality, my story is filled with years of childhood sexual abuse.

It was 12 years ago I broke my silence and shared my story of sexual abuse with my family. At that very moment I knew it was more than just about me. It was about protecting my daughters, my sisters, other girls and telling the truth of what had happened to me and my sisters. From that moment forward began my journey of being a voice for those girls and women who have been denied a voice and have suffered sexual abuse.

It has been a long tough road and to say it was full of many bumps and bruises would be putting it mildly. I will share more of my story in the coming notes to you. A whole lifetime is way too much to squeeze into one note.

I know first hand how it feels to live in shame, not be believed and to be treated like an outcast. I write a note from Jeeti and share my story so other girls and women can relate, know they are not alone, they too can heal and I believe them. I write and share to create dialogue and awareness of sexual abuse and gender equity.

My deepest hope is to enlighten and inspire you as I share my story and be of service to you and humanity. You will hear from me soon.

With love and respect,


About Jeeti Pooni

Jeeti Pooni is a motivational speaker, the author of The Silent Stoning, and the driving force behind her documentary film Because We Are Girls, which highlights Jeeti and her family’s arduous journey. Jeeti is an advocate for cultural change, and a voice for all those that have suffered sexual abuse. She lives in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada with her husband and two daughters.