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BBNaija: How I healed from disqualification trauma – Erica

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Big Brother Naija Lockdown disqualified ex-housemate, Erica Nlewedim, reveals how she healed from disqualification trauma one year after the incident.

Erica’s journey in the Big Brother season five edition last year was abruptly cut short as she was disqualified on the 48th day of the show after receiving the last and final strike.

On Monday, Erica took to her verified Instagram page to detail how her journey has been since she was disqualified exactly one year ago.

She wrote, “In the past one year, I’ve been working, singlemindedly; almost like a robot. Not thinking of how far I’ve come, I was just focused on my goals, trying to outdo myself, and trying to make everyone around me proud.

“My life has been on fast forward and it was a lot. It took its toll on me and I had to take a break to heal and I thought rest was all I needed until a loved one asked me what I would tell the Erica of September 6, 2020.

“I thought about it and couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t understand how I had successfully avoided thinking about any of the traumatic experiences that had happened to me in the past one year.

“It was a struggle to think back to those moments of fear and sadness but I did. I spoke to Erica, I forgave her, and I applauded her. I promised her she would be proud of herself in a few months and she would be surrounded by so much love.

“I’m healed and I’ve come so far! I want to thank God, my loved ones, and my Elites. Words can’t describe how much I appreciate you, my management, and all my fellow housemates, thank you. I love you all!”

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