Ghanaian actress and author, Juliet Ibrahim, has said that as a child, she had body esteem issues.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, she said,
“In my book, I spoke about the many struggles I have gone through. From Liberia to Lebanon, Ivory Coast and Ghana, I survived the upheaval of wars across countries, being torn away from my family and losing memories.
“However, that is only the beginning of my story. I was a child with body-esteem issues, a teenager dealing with abuse in silence, a young woman making mistakes in love and an adult finding cause to celebrate life.
“This is to make others aware and to correct the misconception about celebrities having it all. Celebrities also break down. They have emotions and sometimes, they might not have it all. The aim of my book was to empower every girl child that no matter their background, they can rise above it with hard work and determination.’’
The actress had in the past shared a video snippet on her social media pages detailing how she survived three civil wars, conquered depression, amongst others.
She detailed “my life has been one hell of a roller coaster ride. I have cried, I have been broken, I have felt fear, I have had close shaves with death, I have been depressed, I have laughed, I have healed, I have been brave, I have survived.”
She added “every experience has shaped the woman I am today. From surviving 3 civil wars to becoming the Juliet Ibrahim.”