Women are twice as likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but you would never know it from a simple Google search. In fact, you probably wouldn't know women get PTSD at all.

When you search "PTSD" in Google Images, here's what comes up.

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This didn't sit well with writer and activist Cissy White, who was diagnosed with PTSD in her twenties.

"I was writing a piece on trigger warnings... and I don't know why I was Googling images [of PTSD], but when I did, there were only men and brains," she said. "Those were the only images. And I was like, 'I have PTSD, women get PTSD.'"

The dearth of female survivor representation inspired White and some fellow activists — including Dawn Daum and Joyelle Brandt (the co-editors of “Trigger Points Anthology”), Arwen Faulkner and Jodi Ortega — to launch a social media campaign with the hashtag #FacesofPTSD. (Revelist has reached out to Dawn Daum and Joyelle Brandt for comment.)

Now, women living with PTSD are tweeting photos of themselves to remind others that male veterans are not the only ones struggling.

As one of the movement's co-creators — Arwen Faulkner — once said, "Not all wars take place on the battlefield." These battles matter, too.

"Some people have criticized us [and said] that we're 'starting a gender war,'" White said. "We're just saying [PTSD] affects men and women and men outside of the military as well as women in the military."

White said the #FacesofPTSD movement is an opportunity for survivors to connect directly with each other — especially those silently struggling.

"When I was diagnosed with PTSD, I was one woman in a chair, and the therapist saw maybe a trillion of us, but I never saw anyone else," she said. "And I left that office and never talked about it, and didn't own that identity in any other part of my life."

Though five out of 10 women will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives, this does not necessarily mean they will develop PTSD.

Still, the National Center for PTSD found that approximately 10 out of every 100 women will develop PTSD at sometime in their lives.  

White hopes the #FacesofPTSD photos increase awareness and visiblity for women survivors — especially on Google Images. "We have [PTSD] twice as much as men, and yet we don't even exist there yet," she told Revelist.

Here's to all those surviving and thriving, despite their struggle.