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.
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.)