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Know My Name

Narrated by: Chanel Miller
Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
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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 11 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. 

Now 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 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. 

Know 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 listeners to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humour, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.  

©2019 Chanel Miller (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Extraordinary

This book is extraordinary. Chanel Miller is the author of the Emily Doe letter about being sexually assaulted in Stanford university which was published by Buzzfeed. Not only is this a must read about rape culture and the justice system in the US but this is also a beautifully-written book about race, love, family, identity, community and bravery. The sense of strength and hope you feel after reading this book is a testament to Chanel Miller’s talent. Listening to her reading the audiobook was a real privilege.

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Powerfully Written

I found that the way Chanel Miller carefully and patiently takes the listener through the pain and the injustices of her treatment from the initial assault, through the trial, to the further injustices of the sentencing and the aftermath was compelling and powerful. Her narrative style and her choice of language was excellent. At times it almost seemed like a novel but her use of examples and analogies to illustrate her points and the power of her writing left me in no doubt about her sincerity and the extent of the damage she suffered.

I am grateful to Chanel for having given me an opportunity to hear her story in detail, in a way which is hardly ever heard in the news media, precisely for the reasons that she outlines in her narrative.

I can safely say that, as a man, it has given me a lot to think about - particularly when evaluating the stories of others who find themselves as victims of sexual assault.

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A powerful journey, shared with honesty!

Chanel wrote and read this book in such a way that left me in awe of her, in so many ways. She is an amazingly strong person, which shines through throughout. This book is for everyone!

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Please read

I sobbed openly on trains, at the supermarket, walking down the street, listening to this. Powerful narrative, well told. Please read.

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We are with you.

Everyone should read this. A difficult but important listen to develop understanding and change our culture of victim blaming. Beautifully and honestly written.

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Profound

Beautifully written, beautifully read. I cried and laughed, felt pain and healed. Everyone should read it for a more graceful approach to each others story.

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  • 06-11-19

amazing

loved how the story was told, and loved chanel reading it. It was raw and you can hear the strength in her voice, but also the pain at times. goes to show the lasting effects of sexual assault like she talked about in this book. Powerful read for sure. You go Chanel x

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  • Miss Valda Petersen
  • 31-10-19

Powerful and thought provoking.

Chanel’s story is both moving and challenging. She really made me think about my own perceptions of the world and how people perceive survivors and women overall. Thank you Chanel.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-10-19

I am you, you are me!

This is an outstanding work of art.
Chanel, you were formed into the perfect diamond, from all the intense heat and pressure you were crystalized. They see you they see us!

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  • Alanna
  • 21-10-19

Powerful, moving, inspiring

Chanel is such an incredible writer and managers to articulate her emotions, experiences and views in such a beautiful way. I loved hearing her voice and her story and I hope to read more of her work in the future.