A woman recently went viral after divorcing an abusive partner and showcasing her celebration on social media
On 16 September, Twitter user @airawr_, also known as Aira, wrote, “Divorce is always seen as a bad thing. But it’s not a bad thing when you’re finally free from abuse. So here is me celebrating freedom. Thank you, girls. I just wished I had the brat here too.”
The tweet has since garnered over 1,200 retweets and 3,300 likes.
Aira shared several photos of a small celebration she had with her girlfriends and it looks hella fun
You can see them enjoying a high-tea session together with everyone dressed in different shades of pink.
They even had a quirky balloon that said, “Fabulous Mrs to Ms”.
Netizens showered her with kind wishes and congratulated her for the new-found freedom
One person wrote, “Congrats!!!! Honestly, it’s just society making divorcing your partner sounds (sic) like a shame, especially for women. I am glad you are free from all the abuse in the past, everything will be better now.”
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
If you or anyone you know may be at risk of domestic violence, please call these Malaysian hotlines:
1. WOMEN’S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
24-hour | Contact: +603-79563488 | SMS/WhatsApp: +6018-9888058 | Website | Facebook | Twitter
2. ALL WOMEN’S ACTION SOCIETY (AWAM)
Weekdays (9.30am – 4.30pm) | Contact: +603-78770224 | WhatsApp: +6016-2284221 | +6016-2374221 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook | Twitter
3. WOMEN’S CENTRE FOR CHANGE PENANG (WCC PENANG)
Weekdays (9am – 5pm) | Contact: +604-2280342 | +604-3988340 | WhatsApp: +6011-31084001 | +6016-4390698 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook | Twitter
4. TALIAN KASIH
24-hour | Contact: 15999 | WhatsApp: +6019-2615999 | Email: [email protected] | Website | Facebook