There are recognisable faces on the cover of TIME magazine’s latest issue, which named the “Silence Breakers” – those who have spoken out about systemic sexual misconduct and harassment – the 2017 person of the year.
There’s 27-year-old pop star Taylor Swift, who made headlines when she successfully counter-sued a Denver radio DJ who she says put his hand up her skirt and groped her during a photo opportunity before a concert.
There’s also some of the most powerful women in the media and business world: former Uber engineer Susan Fowler, whose essay sparked a wave of sexual-harassment revelations about the company; NBC anchor Megyn Kelly who complained to Fox News executives about her co-worker Bill O’Reilly’s treatment of women; and, Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, who was one of around 20 women to accuse President Donald Trump of sexual harassment before his election.
But there’s one woman, positioned among the actors and activists and CEOs, the world won’t recognise.
That’s because her face is hidden.
On the magazine’s cover, we see just a glimpse of her elbow in the bottom right corner. It’s not a printing error, but instead a representation of the hundreds and thousands of woman who are yet to feel safe enough to share their own stories.