Maria Trusa

María Trusa’s Story

Get to know María Trusa’s story, founder of the #ISayNoMore movement and author of the book with the same name. At 9 years old, she was abused in Dominican Republic.

Hello, my name is María Trusa, for 47 years I was silent, and I never talked about the abuse I suffered when I was only 9 years old. At that age, my father, who was supposed to protect me, handed me to a warlock one night. He forced me to drink a bottle of whiskey and then started to abuse my little body until, exhausted and when he had me completely broken, he let me go. That is where my fight started.