We are naming this piece after Marwah Boroot who is 28 years old and a mother of 2. Her mental illness is severe clinical depression.
Triggers: Family dynamics, a siblings death, health complications, and 2 marriages that ended due to emotional, mental, and physical abuse.
Hurdles and obstacles due to the mental illnesses: There were days where her antidepressants and therapy couldn’t have had any effect on her what so ever. There are days when she wanted to just quit. She has been struggling for so long. And would it not be so peaceful and sweet to surrender. But her kids are what kept her going. Her family still doesn’t talk to her and she has literally lost everyone else. Because she comes from a background and culture where when a girl gets a divorce she isn’t worthy. Keep in mind Allah made divorce halal. Keep in mind religion doesn’t tell us to treat people this way; especially not your family. Some days are manageable and some she can’t get out of bed. But she’s here and for the sake of these two beautiful souls she is trying and she’ll rise up every single day. She might have lost her family and friends and everything but she has gained herself back. She gained her freedom back, the right to be heard, and the right to make her own choices. And she hopes one day her family will realize that she made the right decision and that all she was trying to do was be her. She will keep on trying because she deserves to be happy.
Advice you have for someone dealing with the same mental illness:
For the one’s struggling you’re are so strong. Never allow anyone to silence you. To be little you or to take away your rights whether it’s your husband or a career/ degree. Because at the end of the day they are not living your life for them it is for you. Stay true to yourself. Do not let others control you and choose what they want for you. It's okay to grieve for a time. You feel lost, and you are going to find yourself. Think about how you handled other stresses in your life. Remember what got you through the hard times. Please I urge you to seek support from your friends and family as you come to terms with the changes in your life or you may need to seek counseling. Remember there is no shame in asking for help. That does not make you crazy. That makes you in control. Forgive yourself. You can not change the past, but you can learn from your mistakes and not repeat them. Lastly, be kind to yourself.
Interesting things about Marwah: She loves to travel. She loves nature; peace and serenity.
Our floral dress is a staple piece to have. It is made out of chiffon and has an elastic waist band. The dress fits to your body! *The belt is not included*
Small: 28" Waist 63" Length
Medium: 30" Waist 63" Length
Large: 32" Waist 63" Length
Extra Large: 34" Waist 63" Length