Know My Name Audiobook
by Chanel Miller
(4.8 / 5)
“Know My Name is a blistering, beautifully written account of a courageous young woman’s struggle to hold a sexual predator accountable. Miller has performed an invaluable service for multitudes of survivors. Stand back, folks: This book is going to give a huge blast of momentum to the #MeToo movement.” (Jon Krakauer) The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose statement to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors 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-viewed by 11 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.
Today, to tell her story of loss, transcendence, and the power of words, she reclaims her identity. It was the perfect case, there were eyewitnesses in many cases, Turner ran away, immediate physical evidence was obtained. Yet in even the best-case scenarios, her experiences with loneliness and humiliation during the aftermath and trial show the victims of injustice face. Her story illuminates a society complicit in protecting criminals, argues a system of criminal justice designed to fail the most vulnerable, and eventually shines with the courage needed to move beyond trauma and live a full and beautiful life.
Knowing My Name will help transform the way we think about sexual assault, question our assumptions about permissible issues, and tell the turbulent reality of healing the facts. It also presents a great author to listeners, one whose words have already changed our culture. The autobiography will serve as a modern classic, creating suffering, endurance, and satire.