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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 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

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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 “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 times while reading this because I can't imagine the pain the suffering and the horror of dealing with something like this The way she describes the rigorous court process and how nobody believes you they will uestion every little thing about you and what you were wearing or how much you were drinking and make you feel guilty because he had so much potential and you are ruining his future when he should be the one feeling guilty and ughhh It was just so powerful and it made me feel such rage over how unfair the world is Chanel Miller is so brave for sharing her story Victims exist in a society that tells us our purpose is to be an inspiring story But sometimes the best we can do is tell you we’re still here and that should be enough Denying darkness does not bring anyone closer to the light When you hear a story about rape all the graphic and unsettling details resist the instinct to turn away; instead look closer because beneath the gore and the police reports is a whole beautiful person looking for ways to be in the world again “My pain was never valuable than his potential”“They seemed angry that I’d made myself vulnerable than the fact that he’d acted on my vulnerability” “Most of us understand that your future is not promised to you It is constructed day by day through the choices you make Your future is earned little by little through hard work and action If you don’t act accordingly that dream dissolves” I really love this uote about consent and how we shouldn't assume the answer is yes until they are told no “When a woman is assaulted one of the first uestions people ask is Did you say no? 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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 ‘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 is one of the most difficult books i have ever read i was completely beside myself not just because of the sensitive content but because of the injustice of it all i cant even begin to describe the depth of my anger and hatred towards the unfair treatment sexual assault victims receive ‘my pain was never valuable than his potential’ this sentence should NEVER be someones reality and the grace with which chanel copes with and elegantly narrates such an unfathomable trauma is truly inspiring it shows us that we must do better we must be better in a society that so corruptly mistreats survivors of sexual assaultfor those of you who have suffered sexual assault and have been failed or discredited by a system that is suppose to protect you you matter you are believed your life is just as important as anyone elses and you are not defined by the worst thing that has happened to you you are than just a victim ↠ 5 stars


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 horror and humiliation of the aftermath and trial But mostly she takes us inside her state of mind and what it was like to wake up and discover someone a stranger had taken advantage of her unconscious body She goes into a lot of detail so take this as a warning to those especially sensitive to graphic depiction of sexual assaultKnow My Name is not just one thing It's tinged with frustration that America's legal system fails to punish predators if they are wealthy and accomplished It's a woman saying I'm not just a body; not just some faceless Emily Doe You should know my name It's an attempt to change things for other women And also sadly it is Miller's attempt to reclaim her own story and become the hero of it once again As she said in an interview that still rips my heart out My dream is to write children's books I felt no parent is going to want me as a role model if I'm just the discarded drunk half naked body behind a dumpster Ms Miller I will read any books of yours to my children I don't normally comment on book covers but there was one detail here I really appreciated The gold veins on the hardcover of Know My Name are there to represent kintsugi the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with powdered gold and lacuer It is a celebration of breaks and scars instead of an attempt to hide them and shows how even broken things can be made whole again A perfect visual representation of this powerful memoirFacebook | Instagram


  2. says:

    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


  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 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”


  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 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 is one of the most difficult books i have ever read i was completely beside myself not just because of the sensitive content but because of the injustice of it all i cant even begin to describe the depth of my anger and hatred towards the unfair treatment sexual assault victims receive ‘my pain was never valuable than his potential’ this sentence should NEVER be someones reality and the grace with which chanel copes with and elegantly narrates such an unfathomable trauma is truly inspiring it shows us that we must do better we must be better in a society that so corruptly mistreats survivors of sexual assaultfor those of you who have suffered sexual assault and have been failed or discredited by a system that is suppose to protect you you matter you are believed your life is just as important as anyone elses and you are not defined by the worst thing that has happened to you you are than just a victim ↠ 5 stars


  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 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


  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 times while reading this because I can't imagine the pain the suffering and the horror of dealing with something like this The way she describes the rigorous court process and how nobody believes you they will uestion every little thing about you and what you were wearing or how much you were drinking and make you feel guilty because he had so much potential and you are ruining his future when he should be the one feeling guilty and ughhh It was just so powerful and it made me feel such rage over how unfair the world is Chanel Miller is so brave for sharing her story Victims exist in a society that tells us our purpose is to be an inspiring story But sometimes the best we can do is tell you we’re still here and that should be enough Denying darkness does not bring anyone closer to the light When you hear a story about rape all the graphic and unsettling details resist the instinct to turn away; instead look closer because beneath the gore and the police reports is a whole beautiful person looking for ways to be in the world again “My pain was never valuable than his potential”“They seemed angry that I’d made myself vulnerable than the fact that he’d acted on my vulnerability” “Most of us understand that your future is not promised to you It is constructed day by day through the choices you make Your future is earned little by little through hard work and action If you don’t act accordingly that dream dissolves” I really love this uote about consent and how we shouldn't assume the answer is yes until they are told no “When a woman is assaulted one of the first uestions people ask is Did you say no? This uestion assumes that the answer was always yes and that it is her job to revoke the agreement To defuse the bomb she was given But why are they allowed to touch us until we physically fight them off? Why is the door open until we have to slam it shut?” “Cosby 60 Weinstein 87 Nassar 169 The news used phrases like avalanche of accusations tsunami of stories sea change The metaphors were correct in that they were catastrophic devastating But it was wrong to compare them to natural disasters for they were not natural at all solely man made Call it a tsunami but do not lose sight of the fact that each life is a single drop how many drops it took to make a single wave The loss is incomprehensible staggering maddening—we should have caught it when it was no than a drip Instead society is flooded with survivors coming forward dozens for every man just so that one day in his old age he might feel a taste of what it was like for them all along” This book was a heavy sad read that is so honest it breaks your heart but it is so relevant and so important and one of the best nonfiction books I have ever read


  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 Chanel Miller was sexually assaulted behind a dumpster on a prestigious college campus in 2015 This is her journey of fighting for her voice to be heard which in turn gives courage and strength to so many othersThis book is undeniably powerful I don’t believe there is a person who could read this and not be affected The facts are stomach churning What Chanel went through is unbelievable One of the hardest hitting points for me to wrap my mind around was how vulnerable and uninformed Chanel was kept along the process of the court proceedings She wasn’t made to feel truly supported by the college or courts throughout the investigation How many other victims are out there who have been left alone “in the dark” to grieve and hide away from what happened to them? I hope this book makes it into the hands of people who can change the way sexual assault victims are treated and supportedIf I were rating Chanel’s courage and positive impact on our world 5 stars wouldn’t be enough My rating for this book is 4 stars because the middle section did feel a bit drawn out and my attention wavered slightly I thank and applaud Chanel Miller for writing this stunning book It took bravery courage and determination to put her story down on paper for the world to see It is a novel I will never forget reading Thank you to my lovely local library for the loan of this outstanding novel


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