March is Women’s History Month, and Briar Cliff University celebrated by shedding light on a major issue that plagues thousands of women.
Robyn Lieber, a Siouxland native, was invited by BCU’s “Women of Color” group to share her story of surviving domestic abuse.
“We all struggle the same. Even though women of color do struggle a little harder than the rest of women, we’re all here to work together. Let’s be allies to each other and promote this cause,” said Ikram Omar, president of Women of Color.
Lieber got pregnant her sophomore year of high school and married the father of her baby the same year.
Unknown to her at the time, he had problems with alcoholism, leading to physical, verbal and emotional abuse for over ten years.
Today, she shared her story with groups to show others that no matter what problems they may face, they are not alone.
“That’s why I kept silent for so long, because I did think that it was my fault, and I was all alone and nobody would understand,” said Lieber.