Sufiah, from genius to hooker

What I’ve been reading lately in the news about Sufiah, the child math prodigy turned hooker, has really shocked and saddened me. Here’s a girl genius who went from being admitted into Oxford at age 13 to a hooker selling herself for 130 pounds an hour!

As a mother myself, my heart aches at how she’s been pushed down the path of self-destruction by overly-demanding parents. Surely it must’ve been hell for a child growing up in an environment where she was constantly under pressure and abuse.

At some point, her spirit must’ve been broken so badly that she just felt she had nothing more to lose, that nothing she did mattered to anyone or herself any more. Heart-breaking.

I just wish she’d seek help, talk to someone about this, even isolate herself to think things through. But definitely not this. This is not the life she should’ve chosen.

I hope she wakes up one morning soon to the realization that life has so much more to offer and that there are people out there willing to help her if she’d just reach out.

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