Lady Gaga may not have won the Oscar for Best Song, but she won the entire night with her performance of "Til It Happens to You"—the theme for The Hunting Ground, a documentary that examines the issue of rape on college campuses.
She brought survivors of campus rape onstage, with phrases like "SURVIVOR" and "NOT YOUR FAULT" written on their arms. As the song ended, they all held hands and raised them proudly.
But in an Instagram post, Gaga revealed that as a survivor herself, she stayed silent to many of her loved ones.
The singer said in the post that the day after her Oscars performance, she got a phone call from her grandmother and aunt, neither of whom knew her story because she was "too ashamed. Too afraid."
She posted the following photo of the women in her family: