#WhyIStayed: The Domestic Abuse Hashtag Everyone Needs To Pay Attention To


After surveillance video of Ray Rice abusing his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer Rice, surfaced on the Web September 8, people around the world took to Twitter to raise awareness about domestic violence.

According to Vox, writer Beverly Gooden created the hashtag #WhyIStayed. She revealed the reason behind the hashtag on her website:

It didn't take much time for other victims of domestic violence to begin sharing their personal, heartbreaking stories with the world using Twitter and the hashtags #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft to project their voices.

The stories are both very eye-opening and heartbreaking. It's not every day you're able to comfortably voice something that's been greatly affecting your life to the world.

Check out some of the tweets below, starting with Beverly Gooden's.

H/T: Vox, Photo Credit: Twitter