Social media timelines began to flood with images of an activist by the name of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau Monday morning.
This selfless 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist was vocal about her personal struggles and still made time to protest on behalf of the lives of others while looking for a safe haven for herself.
A victim of sexual assault, Toyin sought refuge in a church to escape a current living situation only to fall into the arms of a man who took advantage of her vulnerability.
In her Twitter thread, Toyin went on the write of her experience of what happened when she went home with the man that she stated “came disguised as a man of God”
According to her depiction of events, she said that the man exposed himself to her after offering her a shower, and later started rubbing her back and body "before he climaxed."
She detailed about her traumatic experience before she disappeared completely… Several days later her body was discovered.
No more being silent. Hear her name, hear her story and listen when we say
The least protected and respected women in America has always been the Black woman. She deserves love.
She deserves protection.
She deserves recognition in a world where she is treated less then equal.
She deserves peace.
She deserves a voice and a platform that takes the time to listen...
Because who is here to protect us, when we are busy protecting everyone else?
--- A Black Woman