TikTok star Loren Gray has joined one of the application’s most powerful movements to raise awareness of sexual assault, posting an emotional video with the lyrics ‘You Did Not Break Me.”
Those lyrics are from Sia’s hit song Elastic Heart, which was released in 2015. The track has made a comeback in 2022 on TikTok, following a post from toleditsx_ back in March, creating a trend called ‘You Did Not Break Me‘.
It has since evolved and become a movement for sexual assault survivors to not just share their stories, but empower others to speak out against their abusers as well.
The movement is 65,000 videos strong at the time of writing. On May 26, it was given another boost as one of the platform’s most-followed accounts joined the campaign – Loren Gray.
Loren Gray posts ‘You Did Not Break Me’ TikTok
Loren Gray is an American model, singer, and social media influencer who has over 54 million followers on her TikTok account.
Back in May 2020, Gray opened up about her experience of being sexually assaulted at 12 years of age, stating: “I had my innocence stolen from me in the basement of someone I trusted,” as seen in a report from People.
“I struggled to put the pieces together as to why this had happened to me. It took two months for me to finally tell my parents. I felt dirty, hopeless, broken and worthless. I was confused and scared. I felt like it was my fault.”
Two years on, she has responded with strength, posting a video also with Sia’s music in the background. The caption says: “Some days are harder. #saawareness”