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'We are not victims': Instagram video of Elizabeth Smart sends strong message
A new video of Elizabeth Smart was posted on her official Instagram account on Thursday. - photo by Morgan Jones
Elizabeth Smart posted a new video on her Instagram on Thursday morning. The short clip, produced by A&E, shows the young mom who was kidnapped at the age of 14 writing We are not victims on a chalkboard. The currently trending hashtag #MeToo, a social media movement that seeks to show the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment, is shown at various points in the video.

Everyone has a story. Everyone has had something that theyve gone through, and when you meet people you dont know that, Smart says. So its important to look closer so you can better understand them, better understand the world around us.

Last week, after an event held at Brigham Young University, the Elizabeth Smart Foundation unveiled its new T-shirts, which were traded for a donation and carry the same message: Everyone has a story.

Storytelling needs bravery because its scary to say the words, I was kidnapped, raped and held captive for nine months. But I want all the other survivors out there to know that they are not alone, Smart said.
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