Know My Name

Know My Name by Chanel Miller is the memoir of Emily Doe. Amazon says it better than I can: “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 given them the courage to share their own experiences of assault for the first time.” It is both a difficult read and a fascinating look into the criminal justice system. I recommend you pick it up, but be prepared…it’s tough.

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