"I couldn't have been the woman I am, the friend, or the sister or the artist, or the role model I am today if I didn't go through what I went through. I needed that wake-up call in my life. That was the only way I would have gotten out of that relationship. I remember waking up one day and I knew I was over it. I felt like I wanted to get up and be in the world."
-- Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna opening up (again) about overcoming her abusive relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. She has a new album coming out soon. (Marie Claire)
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