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Maricar Reyes releases her book: ‘I’m finally telling my side of the story’

Actress and entrepreneur Maricar Reyes shares why it took her 12 years to finally speak up about a video scandal.

Maricar Reyes releases her book: ‘I’m finally telling my side of the story’-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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10/18/2022 03:52 PM
Maricar Reyes releases her book: ‘I’m finally telling my side of the story’
Photo credit to @maricareyespoon Instagram

After being involved in a sex video scandal in 2009, actress-turned-entrepreneur Maricar Reyes-Poon is finally speaking up about the incident that she has never publicly addressed until now, in her newly launched solo book. In her self-published book, the 41-year-old model shared her stories and photos from her childhood and how she made decisions growing up until the point of her crisis as well as how to overcome online shame.

On her official website, the book is described as, “This book focuses only on Maricar's long journey and process of healing. Maricar wants to let women know that they are not alone in their struggles. There is always hope and a way out of any dark situation.”

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In a recent post, Maricar shared why her book is meaningful to her on so many levels. 

“It took a long time from 2009 to the start of when that thing happened to me publicly, until 2022. It took 12 years for me to write this book. So sobra siyang meaningful sa akin and it took a long time to heal and process. If you guys are going through something na mabigat or something na mahirap and you don’t know how to solve it, there’s really a process. And don’t be too hard on yourself if you feel like ang tagal. Kasi ako nga 12 years bago ako naging okay enough to really talk about it,” she admitted. 

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In an Instagram post, she shared, “MY SOLO BOOK IS FINALLY OUT 

2009 - the year when a crisis changed my life. 13 years have passed and I've chosen not to talk about it...until now.

Today, I'm finally telling my side of the story — how I bounced back from the darkest chapter of my life.

Be one of the first to know about my journey towards overcoming online shame.

I hope my story will help or inspire you to find a way out of your dark situation, whatever that may be.

Remember, you are not alone and there is always a way out. Laging may SOLUSYON  ”

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In her recent posts, Maricar explained some of the chapters included in her book.  She wrote, “At the very end of my book I included a chapter called

 

‘Can you relate?’

“My readers may not have gone through

Exactly what I’ve gone through,

But I know many of them have faced

(Or are currently facing) very challenging times.

 

“This last chapter is my way of giving back,

In honor of every mentor who has helped me

make sense of, and learn from my crisis.

 

“Chapter 15 contains guide questions to help you understand

Your own journey.

Because, like me many years ago,

you may not know where to start.

 

I really hope this helps you find healing  

If my book has helped you in any way,

Please pay it forward.

Be a light to the people around you.

Let them learn from your story too”

Until now, Maricar admitted she still feels the backlash from people after what happened more than a decade ago.

“There are still people who are disrespectful in their comments. It took me 12 years to get to a point where I’m stable enough to talk about it and have a heart to help people. So kung meron kang pinagdadaanan na mabigat, it will take time. Parang i-mindset mo na ang sarili mo na it’s a marathon, it’s not a sprint. Kasi ang dami ngayon na parang quick sprint is the key, parang a lot of people want things to be fixed right away. And there are things that are fixed right away. Pero yung mga malalalim na bagay, especially in our own hearts if there are things that need to be fixed, yun ang mabigat at matagal. So don’t be too heard on yourself and be patient with the process,” she revealed. 

Maricar’s book is available for purchase online at maricarreyes.com and through the relationshipmattersph store on Shopee.