Sarah Everard case prompts outpouring from women sharing stories of abuse and harassment on UK streets

A poster appealing for information in Clapham, London, after Sarah Everard disappeared after leaving a friend's house on March 3, 2021.

London (CNN)The disappearance of Sarah Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive, while walking home in London one evening has sparked an outpouring on social media from women sharing their own experiences of sexual assault and harassment.

Many have also exchanged notes on the habitual precautions they take to try to stay safe when they walk alone -- and voiced their anger and frustration that this feels necessary.
The fact that a serving Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of Everard's kidnap and murder has only added to the sense of threat.