A young woman has shared shocking photos which show the harrowing effects of domestic abuse,after she was starved by her grandfather.
Identified only as Wild Cabbage on Twitter, the woman, from Japan, took the shocking images in front of a mirror when she was living with her grandfather 10 years ago.
She says she was banned from eating and that her grandfather would “kick her in the belly” if he caught her secretly having food.
Her dramatic weight loss was in part caused because when the abuse would begin, the woman spat her food out or was sick.
She claims she was told by medics – when she was finally able to get some help – that she was just 10 minutes from death.
The woman took the harrowing selfies in front of a mirror and says she is now sharing them to urge domestic violence victims to “ask for help before it’s too late”.
The woman has shared more recent photos that show she is now a healthy weight and happy once again.