In a tragic post, a topless XR protester claims she was a teenage revenge porn victim.

Laura Amherst, an Extinction Rebellion protester, bravely shared her anxiety on Instagram, claiming she was a victim of revenge porn as a teenager.

After struggling with her mental health for years, the 31-year-old has urged people to seek help for their mental health. She first gained notoriety for stripping in front of police officers at a climate protest earlier this year.

Laura, dressed in a pale pink bikini top and thigh-high stockings, recalled how exposing her body wasn't always her choice when she was a minor, as some boys bullied her for a sex act.

"I was a victim of revenge "porn" when I was in my teens, and it destroyed my life, and I want to share my story with you," she wrote.

"A group of schoolboys convinced me to perform a sex act on a boy I liked (and thought I was dating) but who was actually using me for sex- he persuaded me to perform the act- which I had no problem with because I wanted to please him- and he told everyone at school."

"In my senior year of high school, I was horribly bullied, outcast, and slut shamed; I lost most of my friends, and I had such severe anxiety that I was sick before going to school."

She went on to say that she became depressed and found it difficult to get out of bed.

The then-Year 11 student began to self-harm and attempted suicide on a'regular' basis.

She dropped out of school and went to work at Babestation before becoming a stripper.

"I remember sitting in clubs all night, barely talking to anyone, and crying my eyes out on the way home," she continued.

I despised myself and decided to have plastic surgery; it drew more attention to me and made me feel "good" for a time.

"However, the loneliness and bitterness I felt as a result of what had happened to me, as well as my inability to properly talk about it, completely consumed my life."

"I was depressed for a decade and had severe social anxiety."

I grew up without a mother and an abusive father, with no one to lean on since my grandmother died.

"In the first year, just as I finished, I found out I was pregnant at 7.5 months, which was a huge shock," she says.

My mother had died a year before (after being severely disabled in a vicious attack and then passing away), and I was in a very broken and lonely state.

"I was completely alone, with a severe lack of self-worth, and I didn't speak to anyone."

She ended the powerful post by telling her 20k followers that they aren't alone if they are struggling this Christmas because she 'gets it' because she still has panic attacks, nightmares, and insomnia.

Her fans left her messages wishing her well in the future.

"Hoping for a much happier rest of your life, it's pretty horrible how other people can try to destroy you, stay strong, be kind, and be the best person you can be," one user wrote.

"I hope the rest of your life is filled with joy and love," said another.

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