Elisa Johnson, daughter of NBA legend Magic Johnson, took to Instagram to bravely bare her scars from a 2018 home invasion attack, Yahoo reports.
According to police statements, last December, Johnson was in an AirBnB she rented with her nine friends when two armed gunmen entered their house and “terrorized” the star and her friends. Some of her friends were held at gunpoint. Johnson escaped the ordeal by sliding through a glass door at the back of the house. She then raced towards a neighbor’s house and asked for help.
The assailants stole a Rolex, jewelry, and between $30,000 and $40,000 worth of goods. An arrest was made after the attack, with the suspect finally being captured using neighborhood surveillance video.
Even though the suspect has been apprehended, the pain from the attack lives on.
Elisa decided to publicly share the scars on her stomach to encourage other women who are ashamed of any physical disfiguration to feel free and proud of their journey.
She captioned a photo of herself showing her midriff saying, “As women we tend to be very hard on ourselves. Months ago, I escaped from a home invasion and in the process I was left with intense scaring on my stomach. Until now I’ve been so afraid to show these scars, and incredibly insecure about the way I look. But I now realize these scars are a part of my journey, and tell the story of who I am. I love my body, and I am proud to be in the place I am today. 😍 #selfhealing”