& # 39; I blamed myself: & # 39; Fitness model shows that she was abused by her ex-boyfriend for two years because she encourages other women to leave violent relationships
- Estefania Pereira, 27, said she was abused by her ex-boyfriend for two years
- Fitness model said that abuse began as insults and escalated into physical attacks
- She shared images of bruises and cuts she suffered with her Instagram followers
- Pereira shared her story to encourage other women to leave abusive partners behind
Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
A fitness model has revealed that she has been mistreated by her boyfriend for two years while sharing photos of her injuries on Instagram.
Estefania Pereira, born in Colombia but now living and working in Miami, said she was mentally and physically mistreated by her partner between 24 and 26 years.
The now-27-year-old said the abuse began with insults but escalated into physical attacks that left her with bruises and bruises.
Estefania Pereira, 27, a fitness model living in Miami, revealed through her Instagram that she was abused for two years by her ex-partner
Pereira said the abuse began with insults and psychological attacks before it escalated into physical violence, causing her to be bruised
She told her 260,000 followers: "I can talk about this today because I feel healthy and my heart is healed and I am well.
& # 39; I was initially maltreated by my ex-partner in a psychological way, that's how it begins.
& # 39; If you were to ask me how it all started, I would not know how to answer you. You do not even notice it, everything continues to escalate until the words or insults end and the physical abuse begins.
& # 39; Today I could not tell you when the first blow was because they were too many.
& # 39; I was blind, waiting for the person I was in love to return to.
The model described was made to feel worthless and as if it had caused the abuse
Pereira said that the years she was abused & # 39; the most sad thing of my life & # 39; before she finally decided to step out of the relationship and start healing
& # 39; There was so much manipulation that I finally blamed my actions.
It controls your head so that it makes you believe that you have provoked it, that it is your fault. And the saddest part is that you believe it. & # 39;
Images uploaded by Pereira show contusions on her wrists and legs, as well as strands of hair after being cut off, and a different image of herself with tears flowing over her face.
Another image shows notches in the palm of her hand where it appears she has fallen over and has shaved the skin.
She described the abuse as & # 39; the saddest years of my life & # 39; and explained that the reason for sharing her story was to inform other women.
She continued: & # 39; There is simply no right age to undergo a maltreatment. Do not allow this because everything that is allowed is repeated.
She is now happier and healthier and said she wanted to share her story to encourage other women to leave their violent partners
& # 39; More than just telling my story, I wanted to open my heart, I know that every day many women live this life and for fear they keep silent.
Hopefully, this post will help them open their eyes. Life is too short to live unhappy. & # 39;
Pereira did not mention her alleged abuser, and did not say when or where the alleged attacks took place.
She also did not say whether the abuse had been reported to the police.
Fans overwhelmed her feed with support and thanked her for sharing her story with them.
Netizen & # 39; Shewandersolo & # 39; said: & # 39; Thank you for being so brave and sharing your story. You are wonderful and perfect. & # 39;
& # 39; Progressbyexample & # 39; added: "I am glad you came alive, thank you for sharing. I hope that women see this and realize that true love would never hurt them. & # 39;