Know My Name

Miller Chanel




'Incredibly moving and haunting' Roxane Gay
'I read this book cover to cover and it stunned me' Jia Tolentino
'Powerful, honest and necessary' Marian Keyes

'To girls everywhere, I am with you. On nights when you feel alone, I am with you. When people doubt you or dismiss you, I am with you. I fought every day for you. So never stop fighting, I believe you.'

Chanel Miller's story changed our world forever. In 2016 Brock Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail after he was caught sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. His light sentencing, and Chanel's victim impact statement, which was read by eleven million people in four days, sparked international outrage and action.

Know My Name is an intimate, profoundly moving memoir that exposes a patriarchal culture biased to protect perpetrators, 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. Entwining pain, resilience, and humour, this breath-taking memoir will stand as a modern classic.

'I could not put this phenomenal book down' Glennon Doyle, bestselling author of UNTAMED

'To read Know My Name inspires hope' Guardian

'A searing, beautiful book' Sunday Times

'Know My Name marks the debut of a gifted young writer. Miller's words are purpose. They are maps. And she is a treasure who has prevailed' New York Times

What will you learn from this book

  1. Survivor's Perspective: Gain insight into the survivor's perspective on sexual assault, its aftermath, and the challenges survivors face.

  2. Impact on Mental Health: Explore the emotional and mental toll of the traumatic experience and the journey towards healing.

  3. Legal System Examination: The book might discuss the challenges and shortcomings of the legal system in handling sexual assault cases.

  4. Identity Reclamation: Chanel Miller reclaims her identity, emphasizing the importance of recognizing survivors as individuals with agency and resilience.

  5. Support Systems: The memoir may highlight the significance of supportive friends, family, and advocates in the healing process.

  6. Cultural and Social Commentary: Explore broader societal issues related to sexual assault, consent, and the societal expectations placed on survivors.

  7. Personal Growth: Chanel Miller's journey towards personal growth and empowerment after the trauma might be a central theme.

  8. Artistic Expression: Learn about the role of artistic expression in Miller's healing process and her efforts to advocate for survivors.

  9. Breaking the Silence: The book may emphasize the importance of breaking the silence surrounding sexual assault and encouraging open conversations.

  10. Call for Empathy and Understanding: Chanel Miller's story may serve as a call for empathy, understanding, and a shift in societal attitudes towards survivors.

Language English
ISBN-10 0241428297
ISBN-13 9780241428290
No of pages 365
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Viking
Published Date 03 Sep 2020

About Author

Author : Miller Chanel


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