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Unbound : my story of liberation and the birth of the Me Too movement  Cover Image Book Book

Unbound : my story of liberation and the birth of the Me Too movement / Tarana Burke.

Burke, Tarana, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781250621733
  • ISBN: 1250621739
  • Physical Description: 258 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"An Oprah Book."
Formatted Contents Note:
No alibi -- Me too -- Uptown baby -- Acts of contrition -- Breathe again -- Sunshine and rain -- Fight the power -- What shall I give? -- Indelible -- Brand new day -- Sweet home Alabama -- Heaven -- Hypnotize -- Another storm -- Mercy, mercy, me -- Unbound -- End of the road -- For colored girls.
Summary, etc.:
"From the founder and activist behind one of the largest movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the "me too" movement, Tarana Burke debuts a powerful memoir about her own journey to saying those two simple yet infinitely powerful words-me too-and how she brought empathy back to an entire generation in one of the largest cultural events in American history. Tarana didn't always have the courage to say "me too." As a child, she reeled from her sexual assault, believing she was responsible. Unable to confess what she thought of as her own sins for fear of shattering her family, her soul split in two. One side was the bright, intellectually curious third generation Bronxite steeped in Black literature and power, and the other was the bad, shame ridden girl who thought of herself as a vile rule breaker, not of a victim. She tucked one away, hidden behind a wall of pain and anger, which seemed to work...until it didn't. Tarana fought to reunite her fractured soul, through organizing, pursuing justice, and finding community. In her debut memoir she shares her extensive work supporting and empowering Black and brown girls, and the devastating realization that to truly help these girls she needed to help that scared, ashamed child still in her soul. She needed to stop running and confront what had happened to her, for Heaven and Diamond and the countless other young Black women for whom she cared. They gave her the courage to embrace her power. A power which in turn she shared with the entire world. Through these young Black and brown women, Tarana found that we can only offer empathy to others if we first offer it to ourselves. Unbound is the story of an inimitable woman's inner strength and perseverance, all in pursuit of bringing healing to her community and the world around her, but it is also a story of possibility, of empathy, of power, and of the leader we all have inside ourselves. In sharing her path toward healing and saying "me too," Tarana reaches out a hand to help us all on our own journeys"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Burke, Tarana.
Sexual abuse victims > United States.
Sexual harassment of women > United States.
MeToo movement.
African American women > Social conditions.
African American women > Social conditions.
MeToo movement.
Sexual abuse victims.
Sexual harassment of women.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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