Know My Name
A MemoireBook - 2019
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Excelsior Branch Book Club March 2021 selection.
SFPL_ReadersAdvisory Sep 17, 2020
SFPL's 16th One City One Book author Chanel Miller's story of trauma and transcendence illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicting a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shining with the courage required to move through suffering and l... Read More »
The 2021 One City One Book Selection. The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose statement to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors.
SFPL's 16th Annual One City One Book selection 2020-21, Know My Name, Chanel Miller’s breathtaking memoir “gives readers the privilege of knowing her not just as Emily Doe, but as Chanel Miller the writer, the artist, the survivor, the fighter” (The Wrap).
SFPL_ReadersAdvisory Apr 07, 2020
She was known 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–vie... Read More »
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"Every woman who spoke out did so because she hit a point where she could no longer live another day in the life she tried to build. So she turned, slowly, back around to face it. Society thinks we live to come after him. When in fact, we live to live. That's it. He upended that life, and we tried to keep going, but couldn't. Each time a survivor resurfaced, people were quick to say what does she want, shy did it take her so long, why now, why not then, why not faster. But damage does not stick to deadlines. If she emerges, why don't we ask her how it was possible she lived with that hurt for so long,... Victims are often accused of seeking revenge, but revenge is a tiny engine... He may sit in a cell, but he will never know what it's like to be unhomed from his own body. We don't fight for our own happy endings. We fight to say you can't. We fight for accountability. We fight to establish precedent. We fight because we pray we'll be the last ones to feel this kind of pain."
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