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Know my Name : : a Memoir

Miller, Chanel. Book - 2019 921 Miller, Chanel, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / General / Miller, Chanel None on shelf 10 requests on 9 copies Community Rating: 4.9 out of 5

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"She was know to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral--viewed by almost eleven million people within four days, it was translated globally and read on the floor of Congress; it inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Thousands wrote to say that she had given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time. Now she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words. It was the perfect case, in many ways--there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life. "Know My Name" will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humor, this memoir will stand as a modern classic." -- summary from book jacket.

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Hard book, but REALLY important submitted by sueij on June 20, 2020, 3:38pm This was a painful book to read. Written by Brock Turner’s victim (and that’s the term she uses for herself), Chanel Miller writes powerfully about being revictimized by the criminal justice system, society, the media, and people with money and power in her pursuit of justice and closure after a horrific incident that she did not even remember. The mental health repercussions were real and agonizing. I committed myself to reading it, because I believe that hard stories deserve to be acknowledged. It is truthful, strong, wonderfully well-written, both depressing and uplifting, and ultimately deserving of your time. But I encourage everyone to read it. This is why we read books written by people who live lives different than ours… because we need to know what other experiences are, and how the world treats others. This is the lived experience of a Chinese-Caucasian 22 year old woman who was raped behind a dumpster, and pulled into a legal struggle that lasted years and was fought against a white 19 year old whose family had money in a legal system that upholds men.

Chanel Miller is a hero and a survivor! submitted by yufamily on July 5, 2020, 9:14pm A powerful book about the pains she suffered physically, emotionally and mentally after being sexually assaulted. Her family and friends supported her and gave her the courage to speak out and become even better as an advocate for assault victims!

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PUBLISHED
[New York] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2019]
Year Published: 2019
Description: 357 pages ; 24 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780735223707
073522370X

SUBJECTS
Miller, Chanel.
Rape victims -- Biography.
Women -- Crimes against.
Rape in universities and colleges.