(FOXNEWS) — Reeva Steenkamp, the stunning model allegedly shot to death by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius on Valentine’s day, had planned on drawing on her past abusive relationship for a motivational speech on the day she was murdered.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Steenkamp had written a valentine’s day speech and was set to give it before the students of Sandown High School in Johannesburg, South Africa, urging them to “be brave,” “always see the positive” and to make their voice heard.

“I was in an abusive relationship at the same time (his mother used to abuse him),” reads a draft of the speech obtained by the UK newspaper. “I lost a lot of self-worth during my last year in PE [Port Elizabeth] before I moved to Jozi [Johannesburg] and it took some serious soul searching to remind myself of my value in this world.”

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