The Now What Pod sits down to chat with Kareema for another episode in our “Bad Boyfriend Month”. Kareema tells us the story of how her religious beliefs led her to getting married young to somebody she’d known for only 3 months. Kareema sensed early on that something wasn't right within her marriage, but ignored her intuition and tried to be patient. It wasn’t long before her husband had managed to isolate her from her friends and community, and began mistreating her. Kareema shares the story of how she finally left, and began finding herself again.
Meeting her Ex-husband
The influence of Islam on the decision to marry
Being isolated from her friends and family
Deciding to end the marriage
Support from family
Finding herself again after marriage
Types of Abuse
What is a Healthy Relationship?
Domestic Violence Resources for those who are or know someone who is seeking help (Canada)
Domestic Violence Resources for those who are or know someone who is seeking help (US)
The Now What Pod Episode Quotes:
“I feel like within the first 6 months that I knew something wasn't right”
“Keep everything silent. Don't say anything”
“What kind of Muslim woman am I?”
My name is Kareema. I’m a 26 year old recruiter for a national non-profit organization. I have 1 son that will be 7 years old in November. I believe very heavily in healing, self awareness, and constant development of self. In my free time I enjoy making TikTok content, spending time with friends, and engaging in various forms of self care activities.
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