Thousands of women share stories of rape as #Iwas trends on Twitter
#BlackoutTuesday has done more than encourage people to speak up against racial discrimination.
Thousands of women have used the platform to open up about their experiences of abuse and living with previously untold stories of sexual assault, rape and other forms of gender-based violence.
#Iwas and #TheReasonWhyIdidn'tReport, among others, reveal harrowing stories of how much injustice some women have endured at the hands of family, trusted friends and strangers.
Here's a glimpse into some of the stories shared on Twitter:
Molestation was very much masked as “playing house” in our community and it’s very scary. 💔— 💕Bietjie💕 (@BietjieG) June 2, 2020
to think there are many others out there who still don't have the strength to speak about it, breaks my heart even more💔— darth vader. (@_rudzani_) June 2, 2020