TIME magazine has named their 2017 Person of the Year, and it’s the ‘Silence Breakers’.
The ‘Silence Breakers’ are a group of individuals who shared their stories of sexual abuse online, spurring the hashtag #metoo. The cover of the magazine features some of the women who have come forward to share their stories with the world, like American sweetheart Taylor Swift, actress Ashley Judd, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, activist Adama Iwu, and strawberry picker Isabel Pascual.
“The women and men who have broken their silence span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe,” TIME explained on its site.
“For giving voice to open secrets, for moving whisper networks onto social networks, for pushing us all to stop accepting the unacceptable, the ‘Silence Breakers’ are the 2017 Person of the Year.” it added.
Aside from the Silence Breakers, TIME also named United States’ President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping as the second and third most influential people.