I try not to share every story wherein a black woman is being mistreated. I try, instead, to focus on our triumphs. This story, however, is eye-opening enough to warrant being told again and again.
College Freshman, Brianna Brochu, has been arrested after authorities learned she bragged about “getting rid” of her Jamaican roommate by rubbing used tampons on her bag, pouring moldy clam dip in her lotion and putting her toothbrush inside her rectum. Brochu posted on instagram
What’s worse is she bragged about the poisoning on her social media account:
Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe, Brochu’s roommate, admits the two didn’t quite get along. In a facebook video she shares how she moved out after getting sick and feeling unwelcome in her room with Brochu:
“It started with throat pain…I thought maybe because it’s colder up here, I’m just catching a cold. After a month it got to the point where I had extreme throat pain that I couldn’t sleep, to the point where I couldn’t speak.”
Rowe goes on to explain that she was forced to spend extra money on health services, even going so far as to gain a prescription from the campus doctor to combat the bacteria in her throat.
“I’m spending my own money that my parents give me for food and groceries, the health centre on campus is not free – in fact they’re expensive.”
Watch her video here:
University of Hartford officials have issued this statement:
The hashtag #justiceforjazzy is currently trending, and can be used to bring more attention to this story.