This Teen Poet's Powerful Story About Domestic Abuse Is a Lesson for Girls Everywhere
The first time this 16-year-old's boyfriend hit her, she did something unexpected:
She hit him back hard.
So hard he started gushing blood.
She manifested her experience in a defiant poem at the 2016 Louder Than a Bomb slam poetry finals in Boston in May.
What made her fight back?
A refusal to cower.
Watch the full performance below: