I was in an abusive relationship. My then boyfriend was too dominant and I felt that I couldn’t get out. If my friends would ask if I am ok, he would respond immediately before I can get help. He wouldn’t let me handle my phone unless we were together. Thus, I couldn’t text my families and friends to save me.

When we were in the parking lot, he kept on punching my arm and I knew I couldn’t scream. He would stop when someone would pass by. I remembered having my phone with me and at that time, I just downloaded PeN app.

I was scared but I knew I needed to do something. I clicked the ‘Make – a -Scene’ button from the app and gladly, someone approached us. I couldn’t take it any longer so I ran towards the stranger. I filed a case and I never saw my ex-boyfriend again.


Gina, Philippines