Young Woman Shares Her Story Of Domestic Violence To Twitter

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By Stephanie Allen-Gobert

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior which involves the abuse of one partner against another in an intimate relationship, such as marriage, dating or within the family. The violence can take many forms to include physical, mental, or $exual. One victim, an aspiring model/actress decided to take her personal testimony and experience with domestic violence online. A beautiful victim named “Gabriella” became a viral topic and shared graphic images of her bl00dy body, battered and bruised on face.

The story she posts detailed the violent attack which allegedly came from the hands of someone she loved. In communicating with a few people online, the young woman revealed it was the ‘first and last time’ her boyfriend of 8 months had been violent with her.

“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 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 stated on her Twitter account.

Gabriella admits that her photos may be disturbing, but she feels that sharing her story may give others the strength to leave an abusive situation before it’s too late. The young woman has gotten a ton of online support, but has also suffered backlash. She returned to her twitter page a few hours after posting the photos to address the negative comments, stating:

“I don’t care if my story reaches out to only one person, as long as I help someone my job is done. Wasn’t asking for attention that wasn’t the motive I want to tell my story and reach out to other girls that are going through the same thing. And if you think all I wanted from this was attention I will pray for you. You obviously have issues of your own, but may god bless you.”