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The Story Behind the Woman You Don't See on TIME's Person of the Year Cover

The Story Behind the Woman You Don't See on TIME's Person of the Year Cover
From TIME - December 6, 2017

The faces of five women, including celebrities Taylor Swift and Ashley Judd, appear on TIMEs 2017 Person of the Year cover, representing the The Silence Breakersthe thousands of people across the world who have come forward with their experiences of sexual harassment and assault.

But on the lower right-hand corner of the cover, theres simply an arm, cropped at the shoulder. It belongs to an anonymous young hospital worker from Texasa sexual harassment victim who fears that disclosing her identity would negatively impact her family.

She is faceless on the cover and remains nameless inside TIMEs red borders, but her appearance is an act of solidarity, representing all those who are not yet able to come forward and reveal their identities.

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