Singer Karen ‘Kaz’ Lucas has opened up about being sexually abused by someone that had been her friend for over 10 years.

In a long post on Instagram yesterday, the founder of the sex-positive podcast ‘The Spread’, said the incident happened recently.

Without revealing a lot of details, Kaz said the incident happened in a swimming pool.

“I was recently sexually abused by someone that had been my friend of over 10 years. The incident involved a pool and 2 pairs of my swim suits,” said Kaz.

She said that as a result of the ordeal, she has acquired an obsession with swimsuits as a way of reclaiming her sexuality.

“My swim suits got lost in the war. BUT over the past few months, I’ve been going over and over it in my head of how I can RECLAIM my swimsuits ✊🏽.

“For the most part, I wanted to go back to the scene of the crime, face my perpetrator and let them know how I felt and then get back my swim suits. I deliberated this thought the longest with phrases like ‘but they’re my property and I deserve to have them back’, she wrote.

The former Tusker Project Fame contestant went to say that she bought herself four swimsuits as a power move to reclaim her sexuality following the abuse.

“Eventually, I made the decision to drop the whole thing. It was literally causing me so much grief!! I dropped everything, including the memory that anything happened to me. I then went and bought myself 4 swimsuits as a power move,” she said.

Kaz also disclosed that she has been going for therapy on a weekly basis.

She further announced the launch of a new project – Dear Law – a women-led multi-media project premised on using storytelling, survivor-centered approaches to have conversations around sexual harassment.

“The goal of the Dear Law project is to bring to the fore and amplify the voices and collective sexual harassment experiences of women in the legal profession with a view to disrupt the normalisation of sexual harassment in the legal profession.

“This will be done through Dear Law letters, the Dear Law podcast and digital art which will be accessible online, in exhibitions and eventually an anthology,” Kaz stated.

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Ooooh. Long post* I recently acquired this obsession with swim suits as a way of reclaiming my sexuality. Because I don’t want to go into the details of it, I’ll just share this little bit; I was recently sexually abused by someone that had been my friend of over 10 years. The incident involved a pool and 2 pairs of my swim suits. My swim suits got lost in the war. BUT over the past few months, I’ve been going over and over it in my head of how I can RECLAIM my swimsuits ✊🏽. For the most part I wanted to go back to the scene of the crime, face my perpetrator and let them know how I felt and then get back my swim suits. I deliberated this thought the longest with phrases like ‘but they’re my property and I deserve to have them back’. Eventually, I made the decision to drop the whole thing. It was literally causing me so much grief!! I dropped everything, including the memory that anything happened to me. I then went on @zaful_swimwear (not an ad) and bought myself 4 swimsuits as a power move. Ps, they have bomb ass swim suits and they are super well priced!! But just to note that you really HONESTLY never know what someone is going through at any given time. Stories of sexual harassment and people’s survival stories have surrounded me recently and now even more so with our new project @dearlaw_ke. If you know anyone that is keen on sharing their story, details will be shared later today on the @dearlaw_ke page. Dear Law is a women-led multi-media project premised on using storytelling, feminist, survivor-centred and human rights-based approaches, inspired by social movements such as #MeToo that have prompted critical conversations and social pressure towards accountability for sexual harassment. The goal of the Dear Law project is to bring to the fore and amplify the voices and collective sexual harassment experiences of women in the legal profession with a view to disrupt the normalisation of sexual harassment in the legal profession. This will be done through Dear Law letters, the Dear Law podcast and digital art which will be accessible online, in exhibitions and eventually an anthology.

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