In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Ashanti’s sister, Kenashia “Shia” Douglas, opened up about her violent relationship with her ex-fiancé, hip hop brand ambassador Slow Bucks.
Media Take Out learned that Shia shared extremely disturbing photos about being abused at the hands of the man she once loved.
This October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a month which is meant to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims.
A few years ago, Kenashia “Shia” Douglas – sister of singer Ashanti – revealed she was involved in a violent relationship with her ex-fiancé, Slow Bucks. On her 32nd birthday in 2020, Shia shared photos and videos of her battered face, sharing how her teeth were knocked out by a man she once was madly in love with and clips of her reconstruction surgery on her mouth and jaw.
Since then, Shia has been a domestic violence advocate, speaking out about how she’s on the journey to heal from her past and all of the trauma she has endured. To kick off the month of October, Shia shared an extremely disturbing and vulnerable post on Instagram about being horrifically abused at the hands of her ex-fiancé. She also spoke about a pregnancy as well.
”I thank GOD! My anscestors, angels and guides for pulling me through this Warzone alive!,” Shia wrote in the caption of a collage of pictures that displayed her injuries. “It was Toxic, and it was dangerous not only for obvious reasons but also because to the outside world everything seemed fine.. but those closest to us knew! But didn’t know how to help, It got to a point where the abuse was regular behavior, and I would fight back pick up whatever I could to protect myself.. truthfully lots of us have grown up in toxic environments where the adults around us argue or fight to which we seem to normalize.. this starts the beginning of our inner child wounds and Or traumas… I didn’t have a normal child hood, and although my parents were together the circumstances of our family dynamic had me strongly wanting to do things a different way with my own family.. My undying loyalty and strong desire to create my own family had me accepting things I never should have,” she wrote.
”I’ve been Punched, spat on, strangled, pushed to the ground. And been threatened with a [gun emoji],” she continued.
”I look at these pictures and I hold grace and patience for the woman I was and everything she didn’t know! I love her and thank her for her role in my journey. I don’t consider myself a victim or a survivor, this is all apart of my story, my life and my journey…”