A young aspiring actress/model took to social media to raise awareness about domestic violence.
The woman, known as Gabriella, posted pictures of herself beaten in to highlight the dangers of staying in an abusive relationship.
The aspiring young actress/model looks beautiful in the photo above (which was posted just 3 weeks ago), but in a series of posts via her Instagram and Twitter pages, the women shared graphic images of her bloody, battered and bruised face online, stating:
WARNING: PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC
This night be a little graphic but I just want to let everyone know that I am okay. I am a survivor of domestic violence with a boy I dated for 8 months. I really thought everything was fine but he constantly questioned me about cheating and flirting. Non sense. I never looked at someone the way he looked at me. Thought I loved this boy. How can someone that ‘loves’ me do this to me? The scars on my chest are way worse and extend down to my right nipple, completely scarred. The skin on my shoulder has been completely skinned. And i have bruising on my rib cage, neck, and my muscles. I was kicked out of a moving vehicle, then beaten and dragged, as I blacked out and was left lying there in my own puddle of blood. Doctors said I could have died if not made it when I did. I am so blessed and beyond lucky to be alive and have so much support from friends, family, and strangers. As I try to recover I ask to please keep me in your prayers. I have to wear a neck brace for 3-4 weeks, an arm cast and I can barely walk for now. Thank you for all the love. I hope to be an inspiration to women and anyone involved in domestic violence.
Gabriella was kicked out of a moving vehicle, beaten and dragged by her boyfriend of 8 months. The couple has since parted ways.
Domestic violence is the number one killer of black women ages 15-34, according to statistics provided by the American Bar Association.
Kudos to Gabriella for being brave enough to come forward.
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