Last month, 16-year-old Houston teenager Jada passed out at a party. She woke up without any memory of what happened, but when she returned home, she found that her underwear was on backwards. She believes she was raped. Photos and videos of her lying unconscious at the party began surfacing on social media. The first, she said in her recent interview on “Ronan Farrow Daily,” was only up for a few seconds, but more followed. People also tweeted images of themselves in which they mocked the way her body was arranged in the photos — arms slung on either side and one leg bent perpendicular to the other — with the hashtag #jadapose.
It would be understandable if being ridiculed by what felt like “millions” had shocked Jada into silence. But this 16-year-old is fighting back, speaking out publicly about the alleged assault and working hard to reclaim her image. Jada has devised a new hashtag and a new pose, one that she says better captures who and what she is: strong.