Groping for Truth – My Uphill Struggle for Respect, is a gripping #MeToo movement-inspired memoir that recaps the staggering story of sexual harassment, violence and abuse Montaha endured throughout her life. The abuse began at the hands of her own mother and people from her community and then followed her around the globe.
The author's pain is palpable as she recollects the rollercoaster of emotions of a childhood shattered by physical abuse and mental manipulation and decades of unwelcome sexual advances, groping and assault – even attempted murder.
She shares her journey of grappling with the pain and internal demons that resulted in phobias and rebellion against old traditions.
This is the story of the transformation of a mistreated young girl and battered woman who refused to succumb to the cycle of violence and used the scars of childhood abuse as motivation to create a better life.
Through sheer determination, the author pursued higher education and rose to the level of global executive, a victory over her abusers. It’s an inspiring story of love and perseverance in the quest for respect as a female in a male-dominated society.