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- This post is about to be real and raw. The most I’ve ever been. But I believe it’s important. I’m watching the #ElizabethSmart Autobiography. She literally spoke words that I have told myself a thousand times. “Do not let your past define you. Do not let your past dictate your future.” My jaw dropped. I personally never heard anyone speak those words. It resonated with me so strongly because people who truly know me, know my past. I’ve heard countless times that people can’t believe all that I overcame. I’ve been contemplating this post for a long time. Then the #MeToo campaign started and I started to type then and kept hitting cancel at the end. But if Elizabeth Smart can be so public about her tragedy in the hopes of helping others, than so can I. It is extremely vital and important for women to speak up about their experiences. We must empower others to use their voice. It’s a powerful tool. So much abuse is accepted in today’s society and it is awful. It’s common, very common. And you never know who is going through it and men need to learn it’s not okay. Our justice system NEEDS to hold these people accountable! So with that...here’s my story. Raised by a single mother (and later my father), we never had much money. We moved around a lot and I attended many schools. Never really establishing a set group of friends until I was finally in 10th grade. Some of my earliest memories have faded but later in life, have surfaced to the table. I was doing drugs and drinking by the time I was 13 years old. I was surrounded by it. I couldn’t escape it and I had zero options. Many men had been in and out of my life as a young girl. I won’t go into detail there. But drinking and drugs seemed cool...but it also helped me to escape reality. I began to get bullied in high school. So much that I would hide in the counselors office crying. I made friends with a much older man. When I was 13, I was raped by a 21 year old. He stole my virginity. I became extremely depressed and suicidal. I finally attempted twice to take my life from overdoses. I was unsuccessful and instead became really sick. At this point, I said to hell with is, I wasn’t a virgin anymore, no one care
- This post is about to be real and raw. The most I’ve ever been. But I believe it’s important. I’m watching the #ElizabethSmart Autobiography. She literally spoke words that I have told myself a thousand times. “Do not let your past define you. Do not let your past dictate your future.” My jaw dropped. I personally never heard anyone speak those words. It resonated with me so strongly because people who truly know me, know my past. I’ve heard countless times that people can’t believe all that I overcame. I’ve been contemplating this post for a long time. Then the #MeToo campaign started and I started to type then and kept hitting cancel at the end. But if Elizabeth Smart can be so public about her tragedy in the hopes of helping others, than so can I. It is extremely vital and important for women to speak up about their experiences. We must empower others to use their voice. It’s a powerful tool. So much abuse is accepted in today’s society and it is awful. It’s common, very common. And you never know who is going through it and men need to learn it’s not okay. Our justice system NEEDS to hold these people accountable! So with that...here’s my story. Raised by a single mother (and later my father), we never had much money. We moved around a lot and I attended many schools. Never really establishing a set group of friends until I was finally in 10th grade. Some of my earliest memories have faded but later in life, have surfaced to the table. I was doing drugs and drinking by the time I was 13 years old. I was surrounded by it. I couldn’t escape it and I had zero options. Many men had been in and out of my life as a young girl. I won’t go into detail there. But drinking and drugs seemed cool...but it also helped me to escape reality. I began to get bullied in high school. So much that I would hide in the counselors office crying. I made friends with a much older man. When I was 13, I was raped by a 21 year old. He stole my virginity. I became extremely depressed and suicidal. I finally attempted twice to take my life from overdoses. I was unsuccessful and instead became really sick. At this point, I said to hell with is, I wasn’t a virgin anymore, no one care
- This post is about to be real and raw. The most I’ve ever been. But I believe it’s important. I’m watching the #ElizabethSmart Autobiography. She literally spoke words that I have told myself a thousand times. “Do not let your past define you. Do not let your past dictate your future.” My jaw dropped. I personally never heard anyone speak those words. It resonated with me so strongly because people who truly know me, know my past. I’ve heard countless times that people can’t believe all that I overcame. I’ve been contemplating this post for a long time. Then the #MeToo campaign started and I started to type then and kept hitting cancel at the end. But if Elizabeth Smart can be so public about her tragedy in the hopes of helping others, than so can I. It is extremely vital and important for women to speak up about their experiences. We must empower others to use their voice. It’s a powerful tool. So much abuse is accepted in today’s society and it is awful. It’s common, very common. And you never know who is going through it and men need to learn it’s not okay. Our justice system NEEDS to hold these people accountable! So with that...here’s my story. Raised by a single mother (and later my father), we never had much money. We moved around a lot and I attended many schools. Never really establishing a set group of friends until I was finally in 10th grade. Some of my earliest memories have faded but later in life, have surfaced to the table. I was doing drugs and drinking by the time I was 13 years old. I was surrounded by it. I couldn’t escape it and I had zero options. Many men had been in and out of my life as a young girl. I won’t go into detail there. But drinking and drugs seemed cool...but it also helped me to escape reality. I began to get bullied in high school. So much that I would hide in the counselors office crying. I made friends with a much older man. When I was 13, I was raped by a 21 year old. He stole my virginity. I became extremely depressed and suicidal. I finally attempted twice to take my life from overdoses. I was unsuccessful and instead became really sick. At this point, I said to hell with is, I wasn’t a virgin anymore, no one care
- @hitresetorg is on @amazonsmile You can donate with zero effort and it doesn’t cost you any extra money than you’re already spending on amazon to buy holiday gifts, unnecessary bean bag chairs, wine glass necklace holders, giant gummy bears, etc. Just go to the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-2807034 to select Hit Reset as your charity of choice, and #amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases to Hit Reset- a 501c3 charity helping survivors of abuse rebuild through affordable access to fitness and providing education on brain health. We appreciate your help!! #hitresetorg #hitreset #donate #givingtuesday #domesticviolence #dvsurvivor #domesticviolencesurvivor #abusesurvivor #survivor #recovery #givingtuesday #newcharity #brainhealth #traumaticbraininjury #tbiawareness #selfcare #positivevibes #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #dcfitness #dcfitfam #fitfam #mdfitness #metoo #healthybrain
- @hitresetorg is on @amazonsmile You can donate with zero effort and it doesn’t cost you any extra money than you’re already spending on amazon to buy holiday gifts, unnecessary bean bag chairs, wine glass necklace holders, giant gummy bears, etc. Just go to the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-2807034 to select Hit Reset as your charity of choice, and #amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases to Hit Reset- a 501c3 charity helping survivors of abuse rebuild through affordable access to fitness and providing education on brain health. We appreciate your help!! #hitresetorg #hitreset #donate #givingtuesday #domesticviolence #dvsurvivor #domesticviolencesurvivor #abusesurvivor #survivor #recovery #givingtuesday #newcharity #brainhealth #traumaticbraininjury #tbiawareness #selfcare #positivevibes #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #dcfitness #dcfitfam #fitfam #mdfitness #metoo #healthybrain
- @hitresetorg is on @amazonsmile You can donate with zero effort and it doesn’t cost you any extra money than you’re already spending on amazon to buy holiday gifts, unnecessary bean bag chairs, wine glass necklace holders, giant gummy bears, etc. Just go to the link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-2807034 to select Hit Reset as your charity of choice, and #amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases to Hit Reset- a 501c3 charity helping survivors of abuse rebuild through affordable access to fitness and providing education on brain health. We appreciate your help!! #hitresetorg #hitreset #donate #givingtuesday #domesticviolence #dvsurvivor #domesticviolencesurvivor #abusesurvivor #survivor #recovery #givingtuesday #newcharity #brainhealth #traumaticbraininjury #tbiawareness #selfcare #positivevibes #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #dcfitness #dcfitfam #fitfam #mdfitness #metoo #healthybrain
- From @jaimelynneward of @eastsideboxingclub 👊 “Being involved in boxing for 15+ years, I’ve been exposed to all types of sexual harassment and misconduct. The saddest thing was these encounters were never a team mate, but always a coach (none of MY COACHES). Unfortunately, many of these coaches come from an outdated way of thinking where they believe that objectifying a woman in a male dominated sport is actually a compliment... or they are just disgusting human beings. However, the wonderful thing I’ve learned in my “old age” (and also through gaining more self confidence) is how to “educate” these men that that type of behaviour IS NOT acceptable. It will be one of the main lessons I teach my daughter: to never let a man make her feel inferior or uncomfortable and that it’s 100% acceptable for her to have a voice and to express it in the moment. And I hope my generation of moms who are having sons will take the time to teach them how to respect women and treat them like humans... it will save me from trips to the principals office when my girl lays them out flat. ...And to all those coaches who told me not to box cause I’m too pretty, offered me “massages” after a fight, told my coach that it was legit behaviour because I was “a fox” made sexual advances or said things like “you hit hard for a girl”, you can all go fuck yourself!” ⚡️👊💥✊️ ... #boxing #bodygoals #metoo #formydaughter #femaleboxer #educateyoursons #femaleempowerment #feminism #feminist
- From @jaimelynneward of @eastsideboxingclub 👊 “Being involved in boxing for 15+ years, I’ve been exposed to all types of sexual harassment and misconduct. The saddest thing was these encounters were never a team mate, but always a coach (none of MY COACHES). Unfortunately, many of these coaches come from an outdated way of thinking where they believe that objectifying a woman in a male dominated sport is actually a compliment... or they are just disgusting human beings. However, the wonderful thing I’ve learned in my “old age” (and also through gaining more self confidence) is how to “educate” these men that that type of behaviour IS NOT acceptable. It will be one of the main lessons I teach my daughter: to never let a man make her feel inferior or uncomfortable and that it’s 100% acceptable for her to have a voice and to express it in the moment. And I hope my generation of moms who are having sons will take the time to teach them how to respect women and treat them like humans... it will save me from trips to the principals office when my girl lays them out flat. ...And to all those coaches who told me not to box cause I’m too pretty, offered me “massages” after a fight, told my coach that it was legit behaviour because I was “a fox” made sexual advances or said things like “you hit hard for a girl”, you can all go fuck yourself!” ⚡️👊💥✊️ ... #boxing #bodygoals #metoo #formydaughter #femaleboxer #educateyoursons #femaleempowerment #feminism #feminist
- From @jaimelynneward of @eastsideboxingclub 👊 “Being involved in boxing for 15+ years, I’ve been exposed to all types of sexual harassment and misconduct. The saddest thing was these encounters were never a team mate, but always a coach (none of MY COACHES). Unfortunately, many of these coaches come from an outdated way of thinking where they believe that objectifying a woman in a male dominated sport is actually a compliment... or they are just disgusting human beings. However, the wonderful thing I’ve learned in my “old age” (and also through gaining more self confidence) is how to “educate” these men that that type of behaviour IS NOT acceptable. It will be one of the main lessons I teach my daughter: to never let a man make her feel inferior or uncomfortable and that it’s 100% acceptable for her to have a voice and to express it in the moment. And I hope my generation of moms who are having sons will take the time to teach them how to respect women and treat them like humans... it will save me from trips to the principals office when my girl lays them out flat. ...And to all those coaches who told me not to box cause I’m too pretty, offered me “massages” after a fight, told my coach that it was legit behaviour because I was “a fox” made sexual advances or said things like “you hit hard for a girl”, you can all go fuck yourself!” ⚡️👊💥✊️ ... #boxing #bodygoals #metoo #formydaughter #femaleboxer #educateyoursons #femaleempowerment #feminism #feminist
- ALL OF THIS 🙌🏽 #Repost @mujeresdemaiz ・・・ OR MAYBE SPEAK UP, SUPPORT THEM and TRANSFORM YOURSELF... RepostBy @feministapparel: "I've had a difficult time deciding what to post - and what not to post - since the #metoo campaign has gone viral. The frequency with which our personal newsfeeds have filled up with stories of sexual assault and harassment have left all of us here at FA HQ having some very real visceral responses to being flooded with these powerful conversations... But this right here?? IS EVERYTHING!! 🙌 Treat victims (of all genders) with some respect, we deserve it. And, please note, we'll also take gift cards. We're busy and can buy our own coffee, thank you. ☕"
- ALL OF THIS 🙌🏽 #Repost @mujeresdemaiz ・・・ OR MAYBE SPEAK UP, SUPPORT THEM and TRANSFORM YOURSELF... RepostBy @feministapparel: "I& #39;ve had a difficult time deciding what to post - and what not to post - since the #metoo campaign has gone viral. The frequency with which our personal newsfeeds have filled up with stories of sexual assault and harassment have left all of us here at FA HQ having some very real visceral responses to being flooded with these powerful conversations... But this right here?? IS EVERYTHING!! 🙌 Treat victims (of all genders) with some respect, we deserve it. And, please note, we& #39;ll also take gift cards. We& #39;re busy and can buy our own coffee, thank you. ☕"
- ALL OF THIS 🙌🏽 #Repost @mujeresdemaiz ・・・ OR MAYBE SPEAK UP, SUPPORT THEM and TRANSFORM YOURSELF... RepostBy @feministapparel: "I've had a difficult time deciding what to post - and what not to post - since the #metoo campaign has gone viral. The frequency with which our personal newsfeeds have filled up with stories of sexual assault and harassment have left all of us here at FA HQ having some very real visceral responses to being flooded with these powerful conversations... But this right here?? IS EVERYTHING!! 🙌 Treat victims (of all genders) with some respect, we deserve it. And, please note, we'll also take gift cards. We're busy and can buy our own coffee, thank you. ☕"
- I don't know her name but this is the main part: 45 years old, no kids, no husband, no desire to have those as well 😁. Few months ago my bestfriend did a little superstitious reading about my future kids, that I'll have 4 (3 boys and 1 girl, if I choose to bring them to this world). Yes, IF I CHOOSE SO. And to be honest, after the exes and all the time spent questioning why I need to find a partner at all (sorry but I don't need one to keep me happy. Too many unhappy relationships around me prove so. And yes, too many beautiful relationships on social media as well.). So I just looked into myself, no need for proof if hapiness or sadness, whether or not I do want a romantic relationship. Above all, I value Growth and if any relationship (friend, family, work, love, etc) doesn't cultivate Growth, I get BORED soon. And yes, every choice I made was about Growth, even to ignore love sometimes. That said, Romantic Love comes somewhere very close to the bottom of the list of priorities for me. And the KIDS part? I'm surrounded by about 5 kids everyday, except for weekends, for over 1 year now. And I have a nephew and a niece, who are 1 and 5. And I believe if I want to feel the presence of kid, I can find one easily. But I don't wanna bring any new one into this world, which I haven't figured out yet what the world might look like for my future kids, or if I am able to raise a helpful one. So yes! Words are out friends. I'm not PICKY. I just made my decisions based on my priorities. I don't make excuses or arguments for my decisions either 😁. #bebold #metoo #womenempowerment #feminist
- I don& #39;t know her name but this is the main part: 45 years old, no kids, no husband, no desire to have those as well 😁. Few months ago my bestfriend did a little superstitious reading about my future kids, that I& #39;ll have 4 (3 boys and 1 girl, if I choose to bring them to this world). Yes, IF I CHOOSE SO. And to be honest, after the exes and all the time spent questioning why I need to find a partner at all (sorry but I don& #39;t need one to keep me happy. Too many unhappy relationships around me prove so. And yes, too many beautiful relationships on social media as well.). So I just looked into myself, no need for proof if hapiness or sadness, whether or not I do want a romantic relationship. Above all, I value Growth and if any relationship (friend, family, work, love, etc) doesn& #39;t cultivate Growth, I get BORED soon. And yes, every choice I made was about Growth, even to ignore love sometimes. That said, Romantic Love comes somewhere very close to the bottom of the list of priorities for me. And the KIDS part? I& #39;m surrounded by about 5 kids everyday, except for weekends, for over 1 year now. And I have a nephew and a niece, who are 1 and 5. And I believe if I want to feel the presence of kid, I can find one easily. But I don& #39;t wanna bring any new one into this world, which I haven& #39;t figured out yet what the world might look like for my future kids, or if I am able to raise a helpful one. So yes! Words are out friends. I& #39;m not PICKY. I just made my decisions based on my priorities. I don& #39;t make excuses or arguments for my decisions either 😁. #bebold #metoo #womenempowerment #feminist
- I don't know her name but this is the main part: 45 years old, no kids, no husband, no desire to have those as well 😁. Few months ago my bestfriend did a little superstitious reading about my future kids, that I'll have 4 (3 boys and 1 girl, if I choose to bring them to this world). Yes, IF I CHOOSE SO. And to be honest, after the exes and all the time spent questioning why I need to find a partner at all (sorry but I don't need one to keep me happy. Too many unhappy relationships around me prove so. And yes, too many beautiful relationships on social media as well.). So I just looked into myself, no need for proof if hapiness or sadness, whether or not I do want a romantic relationship. Above all, I value Growth and if any relationship (friend, family, work, love, etc) doesn't cultivate Growth, I get BORED soon. And yes, every choice I made was about Growth, even to ignore love sometimes. That said, Romantic Love comes somewhere very close to the bottom of the list of priorities for me. And the KIDS part? I'm surrounded by about 5 kids everyday, except for weekends, for over 1 year now. And I have a nephew and a niece, who are 1 and 5. And I believe if I want to feel the presence of kid, I can find one easily. But I don't wanna bring any new one into this world, which I haven't figured out yet what the world might look like for my future kids, or if I am able to raise a helpful one. So yes! Words are out friends. I'm not PICKY. I just made my decisions based on my priorities. I don't make excuses or arguments for my decisions either 😁. #bebold #metoo #womenempowerment #feminist
- It's an epidemic: the abuse AND the victim blaming/shaming AND the lack of justice for victims. ••• #BelieveSurvivors #MeToo #HimThough #SexualPredator #Abuse #SexualHarrassment #SexualAssault #Intimidation #HarveyWeinstein #BillOReilly #RoyMoore #AlFranken #LouisCK #DonaldTrump #BunchOfDeplorables #NationalEmbarrassment #donthecon #ImpeachTrump #LiarInChief #LyingPresident #LiarThiefTraitorInChief #UnfitForOffice #UnfitToBePresident #FuckYouTrump #FuckTrump #FuckTheGOP ••• From @weareultraviolet via @civicdirect
- It's an epidemic: the abuse AND the victim blaming/shaming AND the lack of justice for victims. ••• #BelieveSurvivors #MeToo #HimThough #SexualPredator #Abuse #SexualHarrassment #SexualAssault #Intimidation #HarveyWeinstein #BillOReilly #RoyMoore #AlFranken #LouisCK #DonaldTrump #BunchOfDeplorables #NationalEmbarrassment #donthecon #ImpeachTrump #LiarInChief #LyingPresident #LiarThiefTraitorInChief #UnfitForOffice #UnfitToBePresident #FuckYouTrump #FuckTrump #FuckTheGOP ••• From @weareultraviolet via @civicdirect
- *TW* The last post was from a @dallasclayton mural I recently encountered at @dangerbirdrecords in Silver Lake. Over the past few years I've been super inspired by this man's work that has radiated optimism & positivity on countless walls, children's books, zines and even vans sneakers. His words have been the background on my laptop and I often seek out his murals when in LA.  I was disgusted to learn soon after this was posted that Dallas Clayton is also a rapist.  So many are rightfully angry, upset, saddened, disappointed, shocked and disturbed. I am too. It’s challenging to try and find a bright spot in this situation, but I think there are a few things to be honored:  1.) @dawnbatson and the women who have come forward are the real inspirations. Not those rainbows, unicorns, giraffes or brightly cladded make believers.  2.) @girlboss & @sophiaamoruso (above) and other allies have painted over Dallas Clayton murals, and @vans has removed his products from their website (way to #doitbetterish) 3.) The truest colors are often not pretty. But shades of bravery, courageousness and truth shine brighter than the brightest, freshest can o' paint. >>> You wanna stay uplifted? Speak UP.  You wanna be an encourager? Speak OUT.  You wanna stand there and think about someone you love? You can't JUST 'stand there and think about' it. Because that is silence.  Listen to those who say they have been raped or sexually assaulted and take action. #rapecultureendsnow #therealdallasclayton #doitbetterish
- *TW* The last post was from a @dallasclayton mural I recently encountered at @dangerbirdrecords in Silver Lake. Over the past few years I& #39;ve been super inspired by this man& #39;s work that has radiated optimism & positivity on countless walls, children& #39;s books, zines and even vans sneakers. His words have been the background on my laptop and I often seek out his murals when in LA.  I was disgusted to learn soon after this was posted that Dallas Clayton is also a rapist.  So many are rightfully angry, upset, saddened, disappointed, shocked and disturbed. I am too. It’s challenging to try and find a bright spot in this situation, but I think there are a few things to be honored:  1.) @dawnbatson and the women who have come forward are the real inspirations. Not those rainbows, unicorns, giraffes or brightly cladded make believers.  2.) @girlboss & @sophiaamoruso (above) and other allies have painted over Dallas Clayton murals, and @vans has removed his products from their website (way to #doitbetterish ) 3.) The truest colors are often not pretty. But shades of bravery, courageousness and truth shine brighter than the brightest, freshest can o& #39; paint. >>> You wanna stay uplifted? Speak UP.  You wanna be an encourager? Speak OUT.  You wanna stand there and think about someone you love? You can& #39;t JUST & #39;stand there and think about& #39; it. Because that is silence.  Listen to those who say they have been raped or sexually assaulted and take action. #rapecultureendsnow #therealdallasclayton #doitbetterish
- *TW* The last post was from a @dallasclayton mural I recently encountered at @dangerbirdrecords in Silver Lake. Over the past few years I've been super inspired by this man's work that has radiated optimism & positivity on countless walls, children's books, zines and even vans sneakers. His words have been the background on my laptop and I often seek out his murals when in LA.  I was disgusted to learn soon after this was posted that Dallas Clayton is also a rapist.  So many are rightfully angry, upset, saddened, disappointed, shocked and disturbed. I am too. It’s challenging to try and find a bright spot in this situation, but I think there are a few things to be honored:  1.) @dawnbatson and the women who have come forward are the real inspirations. Not those rainbows, unicorns, giraffes or brightly cladded make believers.  2.) @girlboss & @sophiaamoruso (above) and other allies have painted over Dallas Clayton murals, and @vans has removed his products from their website (way to #doitbetterish) 3.) The truest colors are often not pretty. But shades of bravery, courageousness and truth shine brighter than the brightest, freshest can o' paint. >>> You wanna stay uplifted? Speak UP.  You wanna be an encourager? Speak OUT.  You wanna stand there and think about someone you love? You can't JUST 'stand there and think about' it. Because that is silence.  Listen to those who say they have been raped or sexually assaulted and take action. #rapecultureendsnow #therealdallasclayton #doitbetterish

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