#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke Is Working on a Memoir

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On Friday, the Associated Press reported that Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, is working on a book, a memoir to be exact, and it already has a title.

Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink told the AP that Burke’s Where the Light Enters is slated for publication in early 2019, and described the book as a recounting of Burke’s “ordinary, extraordinary journey from victim to survivor to thriver.”


In addition, Burke, who is co-writing the book with Asha Bandele, said in a statement that the book’s project is to:

“help readers understand the often overlooked historical connections of the role sexual violence plays in communities of color, specifically black communities, even today, while exploring ways the same communities have been both complicit and resilient. More than anything, this memoir will provide survivors across the spectrum of sexual abuse a road map for healing that helps them understand that the ‘me too’ movement is more about triumph than trauma and that our wounds, though they may never fully heal, can also be the key to our survival.”

It’s never a bad sign with publishers think your hashtag-movement will still have momentum a year down the line. Congrats to Tarana!

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