Last week, Kelly Herron was on a long run when she stopped to use the bathroom in a Seattle park and was attacked by a man hiding in a stall. She fought him off, screaming "Not today, motherfucker!", and shared her story on social media with a very specific goal.
"After my assault, I came out with my story about fighting back," she said in an email. "I didn't want other women to be fearful and not continue to do the things that make them happy, like running!"
Herron's Instagram post, which now has 38,000 likes, included a picture of the park, a screenshot from her fitness tracker during the moments she battled her attacker and an image of her battered face. Read more...More about Transgender, Transgender Rights, Sexual Assault, Us World, and Us