Why Didn’t You Ask?


From an early occurrence in her childhood to a perilous thirteen-year relationship, Panya Dixon too often suffered from various forms of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Conflicted between love and the pain her loved ones brought on her, she consistently had to fight for her life and her will to move on.

Why Didn’t You Ask? is an expression of Panya’s truth—her trials, pains, and lessons—of which she shares with admirable transparency. Her story of perseverance, along with her guidance and education on what signs to look out for and how to handle them, will inspire you to reach out to someone who may be going through this violent situation, or, if you are the survivor, to become an advocate for yourself. Panya’s theme is simple: Ask! Even when you do not feel that it is your place to ask, or you do not know what to ask, ask anyway!