Life has not always been a walk in the park for Kenyan businesswoman and socialite Huddah Monroe.
In an encouraging message on social media, the Huddah Cosmetics founder urged those going through tough times to battle it out. Using her story for an example, the socialite said that one does not need a role model to make it in life.
According to Huddah, she never had a role model growing up, saying that her childhood was riddled with violence as her stepfather would beat her mother in front of her.
“You don’t need role models to be who you want to be in life! Be yourself! Do you! It’s so hard being someone else!
“Everything I grew up around was toxic! I didn’t have anyone I could admire and be like. Like my stepdad used to beat the s*** out of my mom like crazy, I can never unsee it!
“I hated men so much, I can’t believe I’m so addicted to them right now. I still don’t think I can live with a man in the same house! Scary movie!”
Pain of growing up poor
According to Huddah, due to the abject poverty they grew up in, nobody wanted to be associated with them.
“Nobody liked us, no one wanted to be associated with us coz we were poor and they’d donate their shoes and clothes to us and leave, so we didn’t have anyone at all to look at and even wish to be like one day!
“Long story short, all I wanna say is your past doesn’t determine your future! Your past is what happened to you it’s up to you to make your present what you ever envisioned!
“You deserve everything great and more! And never feel bad for it! Goodnight.”