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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. Stunning An absolutely stunning memoir one of the best I have ever read In Know My Name Chanel Miller reclaims her identity after the press described her as unconscious intoxicated woman in the aftermath of when rapist Brock Turner assaulted her I remember feeling inspired impressed and in awe of Miller s victim impact statement as Emily Doe when it came out in 2016 Miller brings that same level of strength and elouence to this memoirWhen I read my favorite memoirists I get this feeling of familiarity this sense of okay I know who this person is I can really see them That s how I felt throughout reading Know My Name Miller takes back her power after having been reduced to an unconscious victim by writing beautifully and vulnerably about herself and her life both before and after the assault She includes so many heartwarming details that paint a picture of a woman who s a loving sister a witty artist and creator as well as a person who has insecurities like all of us do When I read details about her family like how she caught her younger sister s vomit in her hands to take care of her as a child or how she would listen to her dad sing along to music while cooking I felt this immense sense of gratitude and closeness like I wanted to thank her for making us remember that victims of trauma and assault are than just what happened to them Miller does a thorough job of detailing the impact of her trial itself too like how her sister had to continuously rearrange her school and work schedule because of court dates that kept getting delayed and how Miller drained her bank account to cover expenses such as buying appropriate clothing for courtMiller s writing itself is superb The way she details the moments after she woke up in the hospital how she describes her panic attacks and emotional outbursts in private and when she testified in court her narration of the painstaking climb to heal and recover herself in a world with so many people who sought to discredit her I felt like I was right there with her Her prose is incisive and gets to the point without embellishment and yet she still captures the full emotional rollercoaster of her lived experience I cried several times reading this memoir both because of the anguish her rapist and the patriarchal legal system put her through as well as because of how inspired and moved I felt by Miller s self awareness her fortitude and her courage in sharing her story She s put in hundreds and thousands of hours into processing this trauma and it shows in her insightfulness I highlighted so many uotes from this book so it feels hard to choose just a couple to show in this review but here s one I loved in which Miller describes her response after receiving kind letters from people who read her victim impact statement For the past year I had been raking through comments looking for signs of support I dug through opinion pieces in local newspapers searching for someone to stand up for me I locked myself in my car in parking lots crying into hotlines convinced I was losing my mind All year the loneliness had followed me in the stairwell at work in Philly in the wooden witness stand where I looked out at a near empty audience Yet all along there had been eyes watching me rooting for me from their own bedrooms cars stairwells and apartments all of us shielded inside our pain our fear our anonymity I was surrounded by survivors I was part of a we They had never been tricked into seeing me as a minor character a mute body I was the leader on the front line fighting with an entire infantry behind me They had been waiting for me to find justice This victory would be celebrated uietly in rooms in towns in states I had never been to For so long I d imagined myself wandering across a dry empty plain This card was the puddle The realization that just below the surface water led to streams to rivers to oceans That this was only the beginning I was not alone They had found me Miller gets political in this memoir too which is unsurprising given how intertwined her individual experience is to the political realities surrounding sexual assault and misogyny in the United States She calls out the legal system for its awful treatment of survivors she gently yet firmly describes Stanford s complicity and refusal to take action on behalf of survivors and she acknowledges her own Asian American identity that often got erased when the media described her as Emily Doe Again Miller s skill as a memoirist shows as she incorporates commentary about these broader systemic injustices while still sticking close to her truth and her own story As the feminist rallying cry goes the personal is political and Miller writes with precision and power about how the political landscape surrounding sexual violence affected her as well as how she herself altered the political landscape through her own perseverance and courage Overall I recommend this memoir to literally every human on this planet Again I cried several times mostly in reaction to Miller s profound pain perseverance and power While Miller does not go into the details of her assault some parts of this book may be triggering for those with similar trauma and assault related experiences Though I was not sexually assaulted I found Miller s voice and experiences a healing salve in my own journey with PTSD I can only hope that this book goes down as a classic Thank you to Chanel Miller for your voice and your courage I ll end the review with the last passage in the memoir a testament to Miller s beautiful heart I survived because I remained soft because I listened because I wrote Because I huddled close to my truth protected it like a tiny flame in a terrible storm Hold up your head when the tears come when you are mocked insulted uestioned threatened when they tell you you are nothing when your body is reduced to openings The journey will be longer than you imagined trauma will find you again and again Do not become the ones who hurt you Stay tender with your power Never fight to injure fight to uplift Fight because you know that in this life you deserve safety joy and freedom Fight because it is your life Not anyone else s I did it I am here Looking back all the ones who doubted or hurt or nearly conuered me faded away and I am the only one standing So now the time has come I dust myself off and go on

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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. 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

Chanel Miller ñ 3 read

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 Miller actually isHer words are arresting gripping and poetic She takes us back to that night and through all of the horr

  2. says:

    This is the best memoir I've read so far Miller thoroughly combs through the exhausting process of reporting rape and relivi

  3. says:

    Stunning An absolutely stunning memoir one of the best I have ever read In Know My Name Chanel Miller reclaims her identity after the press described her as “unconscious intoxicated woman” in the aftermath of when rapist Brock Turner assaulted her I remember feeling inspired impressed and in awe of Miller’s victim impact statement as Emily Doe when it came out in 2016 Miller brings that same level of strength and e

  4. says:

    ‘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

  5. says:

    Everyone everyone everyone should read this bookThat's my review

  6. says:

    Absolutely fucking incredible

  7. says:

    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 s

  8. says:

    “You took awayMy worth my privacyMy energyMy timeMy safetyMy intimacyMy confidenceMy own voiceUntil today”This story is fucking incredible m

  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 t

  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 Chanel Miller was sexually assaulted behind a dumpster on a prestigious college campus in 2015 This is her journey of fighti