Know My Name (Audio Download):

Know My Name (Audio Download): Chanel Miller, Chanel Miller, Penguin Audio : Audible Audiobooks Know my Name by Chanel Miller is probably one of the best books I ve read in a long time and I m only half way through This is the women on the other side of the Brock turner case She tells her side with such profound insight and wisdom that you will be stunned I ve started highlighting this book for the beautiful way she points out the intolerable.Do yourself a favor and read this book She teaches you how to navigate trauma just with her tiny insights and observations Sometimes her language is stark meant to shock because we ve become so numb to sexual assault Her starkness awakens the truth, the physical experience of sexual assault, but its so much than that, its beautiful and poetic and haunting.Even that doesn t do this book justice I feel like she has been sent to teach us To make us really see and understand when so many people want to forget or un see or deny She puts the human back into the victim No longer unheard and frozen in time.I really believe this book will help heal people and also teach people how to hold space for others who have had experiences like Chanel s I really think EVERYONE should read this book I m giving copies to friends and family Beautifully written Really powerful book that lives up to and surpasses her victim statement that went viral A must if you followed her story or MeToo and modern feminism I read this in one sitting, it is such an emotional story Chanel Miller is an amazing young lady and I applaud her for the dignity and strength that she has shown This book should be compulsory reading in all high schools. This book is incredibly moving, a difficult read due to the emotional trauma highlighted throughout and sadly a very relatable story with regards to how common it is for women to face sexual harassment on a daily basis It also shows how far we still need to go as a population society with regards to educating people on right and wrong which is incredibly sad.Chanel is incredibly brave to put her name out there publicly and should be commended for driving the hard conversations people don t want to have accept but have to in order for us to learn and be better. Chanel s writing about what must have been a horrific process from beginning to end, is just phenomenal I could not put the book down this was unforgettable inspirational reading. To read this was to see such deep dimensions of a person crying along with Chanel in her agonising journey while other parts make you laugh out loud as the edges of her go so far beyond what happened.Deeply engaging I look forward to whatever else she will do in her life This book stays with you. If you like a droning nasal narration that lasts 15h 25m, whimpering on about was I raped I don t know , this is for you.I m nearly halfway through the book and really struggling to continue, though I m gnawing my arm But I must continue because a friend recommended it She really liked it I m trying to understand why. As a sexual assault survivor who was raped and going thru the court system at the same time as Chanel, the Brock Turner rape case was inextricably tied to the ups and downs of my own recovery I was her and she was me as the court system churned and slowly tortured us both To be able to read her statement and see it gain global attention helped me immensely to put words to what I had experienced.Now I got to preorder her book, know her name, and support her I read this book in about seven hours It was like walking back thru the last 4 years of my own recovery in an alternate universe Chanel s universe I found everything she said so grounding in its honesty It was never unnecessarily graphic or gruesome for cheap shock value, but a rich and complex prose of how it is to be a woman and lose any girlish notions of safety or na vet when sexual violence occurs.This is as accurate a portrait of survivorship as one can find and there are millions of portraits just like her walking around you everyday as 1 in 5 women experience sexual violence.Chanel is unique and beautiful and yet not unique as millions identify with her experiences Please read and support this critical and multilayered analysis of her experience as she ties it to her childhood all the way thru several current political events of today.My boyfriend supported me for wherever I needed to be emotionally while reading this book, sleeping on the couch to stay in the room with me til almost 4am when I was done He knows I am a sexual abuse survivor and now he can read this book and the weight of trying to describe on my own what that s like is lighter because Chanel has sacrificed yet again.Lastly, I want to say this book was very healing for my sense of self esteem It s hard to explain why but hearing ways she has reclaimed herself thru the endless war with herself as a victim mirrors my fight also Her validation journey helps me access firmly my own validation I cried happy healing tears than sad tears I will never forget this book. It seems the only reason this book has had any bad reviews here so far is because it either gives the reader anxiety which I can understand if you yourself are a victim of abuse or because it is not suited to an audio format Neither of these reasons should take away from the fact that this book has been courageously written and is a sobering, inspiring and at times, a humorous read It gives a fascinating insight into the flaws of the justice system especially against those of abuse and how abuse completely upends not just one life but those surrounded by the event The book does not inflict hate onto men but it does for me, as a woman, inspire a wider and united belief that gender violence harassment abuse is a universal issue that needs to be further addressed I can t recommend it enough. Brought to you by Penguin 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 bymillion 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 listeners to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world Entwining pain, resilience, and humour, this memoir will stand as a modern classic

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