Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion or gender. Even the top celebrities are not immune to this serious crime. This includes Hollywood actor Esme Bianco, who portrayed the character of prostitute Ros in the popular fantasy series Game Of Thrones. She recently made a shocking confession. The 36-year-old actor sent chills down our spine by revealing about being a survivor of domestic abuse in her latest Instagram post.
While making the revelation, Esme also posted a bare-back picture of hers, exposing her scars and pain. She narrated how the wounds were due to ‘the whipping’ that was filmed in the name of art. She added that the incident might have clocked in years, but her post-traumatic stress disorder caused by it is only getting worse with time. Elaborating on the incident, she spoke at length about how on that particular night she was locked alone in her room, was surviving on very little food and was physically as well as mentally exhausted. “I was not ok then and #IAmNotOk now,” she signed off.
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1/2 This is my back. The injuries you see are real. The whipping that gave me these wounds was filmed in the name of “art”. I used to look at this photo with pride because I thought it was a sign of great devotion to my abuser. Now I look at it with horror. Despite the many years that have passed since this happened my night terrors and PTSD symptoms continue to get worse. I am a domestic violence survivor and #IAmNotOk 2/2 This photo was taken on my birthday many years ago. The night before I had been locked in the bedroom alone and had not slept. I was surviving on very little food and was physically and mentally exhausted - I often wasn’t allowed to sleep. In this photo my boyfriend is giving me my birthday present. Despite the plastered on smile I can see the emptiness and fear in my eyes. We went for dinner later and he spent the whole evening berating me because he didn’t want to go out. I was not ok then and #IAmNotOk now
During her earlier speech at Michigan State University, she also admitted that her experiences with relationships weren’t healthy. She added that she normalised bad behaviour for years as she didn’t know how to speak up for herself or have a clear framework of consent.
“When I was well past the university and all that stuff, I was still having those unhealthy experiences and thinking they were normal,” she said.