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Nal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable and ultimately shines with the courage reuired to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful lifeKnow 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. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestUsually I can finish a book in just a few hours This book took me over twenty days to read Reading it was a highly unpleasant emotionally exhausting experience and I kept having to put it aside Chanel Miller in case you don t know who she is is the woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner whose victim impact statement went viral when she was still Jane Doe Like many other women I was following that trial closely and was shocked and disgusted at how many people leaped to Turner s defense because he was a Stanford boi and a good swimmer whereas the girl he attacked was drunk and wearing a dress When Chanel Miller revealed her identity the fact that she was a person of color and he was white added a whole new layer of discrimination to an already heinous and unforgivable actChanel Miller is brave Not just for writing this book although also that but for confronting her attacker for facing him in court for undergoing the rape kit test for doing everything she did while trying to get herself some justice She was brave for making it through her horrible ordeal for her poise when internet commenters tried to tear her down She was brave for owning her life and trying to reclaim herselfKNOW MY NAME gives the details of the night as Miller remembers it as well as some of the accounts from people who remember the parts of it she didn t In KNOW we get to know Chanel Miller as a person apart from her attack and how the assault the shock the trial and its aftermath affected her The trial is honestly one of the hardest parts to read I started crying in some parts because I was so angry for her When the defense tried to play her off as some silly little girl I wanted to scream Her outrage at Trump s infamous grab em by the pussy statement and how horrifically similar it was to her own attacker s cavalier attitude toward women and consent was truly nauseating and reflected the outrage a lot of survivors felt at seeing that boor take officeThere are also a few bright spots Joe Biden wrote her a touching letter Hillary Clinton used a uote from Miller s statement in her memoir WHAT HAPPENED Many women spoke out in support of her and her family and boyfriend were so lovely and wonderful in how uneuivocally they stood by her side I also got that sense that she felt powerfully vindicated by the MeToo movement and seeing so many women come forward even though the sheer number has grievous implications on how we as a society protect victims from abusers and prevent infrastructure that facilitates abuseSo after all this I m sure you re wondering if the book is THAT important why only three stars Because this book is so weighty so harrowing so dark reading it made me feel incredibly shitty And while I think that shitty feeling is something to hold on to and think about and remember whenever a woman comes forward about her abuser I really did not enjoy the book all that much I m giving it three stars because I loved the message and that Miller felt like she could share it and herself with us and I liked the writing style but this is not a book that should be read for pleasure and I would strongly encourage rape and sexual assault survivors to read this with caution as it contains many potential triggers that I think could be incredibly upsettingLike other critical reviewers of this memoir I also felt that it was long and unevenly paced I get that real life does not always move linearly like a story and that a sexual assault survivor shouldn t have to edit or censor their account to benefit the public but as a reader the length made it very difficult to get through especially considering the heaviness of the content I definitely think this memoir should be read by many others but please make sure you re in the right mental space to do soI m glad Chanel Miller told us her name3 stars

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Know My Name

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 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 g. This is the best memoir I ve read so far Miller thoroughly combs through the exhausting process of reporting rape and reliving trauma through frustratingly slow and dehumanizing trials I appreciate that she makes connections to how victims of police brutality are treated and similarly blamed and put through the wringer of the justice system I am amazed by how she is able to articulate all of her thoughts memories and gut wrenching emotions in such a beautiful and metaphorical way The writing is incredibly thoughtful and so many lines made me go wow Seriously amazing

Characters Know My Name

Iven them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first timeNow 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 crimi. Absolutely fucking incredible


10 thoughts on “Know My Name

  1. says:

    This book was amazing And I want you to know I'm not just saying that because this is the memoir of the woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner and it was always going to be important True I expected the book would be important probably powerful and moving but I didn't realize what an incredible writer

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    This is the

  3. says:

    Stunning An absolutely stunning memoir one of the best I have ever read In Know My Name Chanel Miller reclaims her

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    ‘i am a victim i have no ualms with this word only with the idea that it is all that i am’ previously known as emily doe when her victim impact statement was released chanel miller reclaims her name and identity proving that she is than just a victim in this powerful and heartbreakingly necessary memoir this

  5. says:

    Everyone everyone everyone should read this bookThat's my review

  6. says:

    Absolutely fucking incredible

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    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestUsually I can finish a book in just a few hours This book took me over twenty days to read Reading it was a highly unpleasant emotionally exhausting experience and I kept having to put i

  8. says:

    “You took awayMy worth my privacyMy energyMy timeMy safetyMy intimacyMy confidenceMy own voiceUntil today”This story is fucking incredible moving brilliant I don't really have words to describe how this story moved me and how I think it's one of the best of the year and how everyone needs to read this It's the true story of Chanel Miller a girl who was raped behind a dumpster on Stanford's campus in 2015 I was moved to tears many tim

  9. says:

    I'm going to be honest This book was hard to get through Not because of the topic but because it was too long and too repetitive I really respect Chanel Miller and I cannot believe how lucidly she analyzes her rape the trial and everything that followed Like everyone else I knew all the facts here but her analysis is insightful Still I wish her editor had helped cut out some of the chapters that were superfluous

  10. says:

    4 stars Powerful Shocking Emotional Upsetting Inspiring Life changingThis is the memoir of an extremely admirable inspiring and empowering young woman who has given a voice to countless sexual assault victims Chan

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