When naked pictures of her were unveiled on the internet without her consent, this young woman felt betrayed. But the experience was even more shocking when she received threatening emails and insults.
The victim of cyberbullying
Upon stumbling onto the photos online, unknown internet users started harassing and attacking her. But the woman didn't let that affect her. Instead, she clapped back in the most amazing of ways.
In order to illustrate the difference between photos published online with and without the consenting person involved, the young woman decided herself, to pose nude for a photographer. By doing so, she was reclaiming her body. By accepting that photos of herself naked were already making the rounds online, she decided to try and take control of the situation, instead of falling victim to it.
By posing naked for a photographer and sharing the photos, she regained control of her body, allowing herself to be seen as a subject rather than an object. And it looks like her method worked!
Although she is aware that not all victims can or want to do the same thing, she hopes that will help them not to be ashamed. More importantly, she also wants to clarify the notion of consent that, in her mind, still seems far too vague for many internet users.