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Keke Palmer Opens Up About Being A Victim Of Sexual Abuse (Video)

The actress/singer got real about her past during a moving Facebook Live chat.

Keke Palmer has come a long way from her humble beginnings, and she's not afraid to get open about her past in hopes of inspiring and uplifting others.

In a recent Facebook Live chat with her fans, Keke got real — really, really real — about where she came from and what she had to overcome to get to where she is today. According to Bossip, Palmer spoke openly about growing up in Section 8 housing and being a victim of sexual abuse, and how faith is what kept her going.

"God is real. And that's why I'm so thankful for my parents because one of the things they taught me is faith. Faith! I have so much faith in myself and the Lord for what my parents did for me," Keke said. "I'm telling y'all everything really was God-sent for us. We drove four days and three nights to California and the first couple of weeks I got a Kmart commercial, to the point that people really thought I was born into the industry. They felt like it was handed to me and that was the gag that me and my family all have."

"At the end of the day, it wasn't handed to me. At the end of the day, the cards were against me," she continued. "At the end of the day, I did grow up on Section 8. At the end of the day I have experienced sexual abuse. I have experienced turmoil in my family. The point is not to hide those things because when we hide those things we prevent other people from envisioning that life for themselves."

Inspired yet? Check out a clip from Keke's talk below.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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