Me Too Movement Founder Tarana Burke: Sexual Violence Is A Type Of Death
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Season 3 of All Ears kicks off with a rich and varied conversation with Me Too Movement founder Tarana Burke. Thought you knew the Me Too story? Think again! Burke’s inspiring new memoir Unbound: My Story Of Liberation And The Birth Of The Me Too Movement is out this week. Burke has been in the trenches of movement work for the better part of two decades, transforming her own experience as a survivor into a vision for helping those in crisis to get help and those dealing with past trauma to heal. Working for so long at a grassroots level, primarily in communities of color, Burke tells Abby that her focus is for the benefit of all: “[My work] never, ever leaves anybody out. There’s not a single white woman who will not benefit from my work being grounded in or centering black women and girls.” Tune in for an inspiring conversation!

Find Tarana on Twitter: @TaranaBurke and @MeTooMVMT

Content Warning: This episode contains discussion of rape and sexual assault.


EPISODE LINKS
Unbound: My Story Of Liberation And The Birth Of The Me Too Movement (Tarana Burke)
Me Too Movement website
21st Century Leadership Movement
Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America (Lerone Bennett)
Maya Angelou book covers (Google)
You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience (Tarana Burke & Brené Brown, editors)

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