Save the date for our April LEADDD Keynote featuring writer and artist, Chanel Miller!
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. CT
Chanel Miller was known under the alias of Emily Doe when she astonished the world with an unforgettable letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting her on Stanford’s campus. Her response, a powerful victim impact statement she read in court, immediately went viral after it was posted on Buzzfeed. Within days it had been viewed by over eleven million people, translated globally, and read on the floor of Congress. Miller’s testimony ultimately inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge who presided over her case. Thousands of assault survivors wrote that her letter had given them the courage to speak up about their own experiences.show more
In Know My Name, Chanel Miller reclaims her identity and her narrative, turning pain into a declaration of power in this memoir of trauma and transcendence. Her story underscores that even in a “perfect” sexual assault case—one with eyewitnesses and plenty of evidence—justice is never a guarantee, and often the inciting incident is just the beginning of the trauma. Know My Name shines as a story of dignity, resilience, and the strength required to maintain humanity under a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable. Now, in her intimate, inspiring events, Miller shares her insights on writing, art, and how one brave voice can change the world.
Know My Name was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the California Book Award. It was named a best book of the year in Time, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, and People, among others. Chanel Miller was named one of the Forbes “30 Under 30” a Time Next 100 honoree, and a Glamour Woman of the Year. On her Instagram, Miller shares thoughtful, funny, moving meditations on love, family, mental health, and Asian American identity.show less
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