The Anatomy of Silence

The Anatomy of Silence


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Before #MeToo, there was silence.

Let’s talk about that silence.

The Anatomy of Silence is a collection of voices speaking out loud - often for the first time - about what it means to stay silent, to be silenced, and to break the silence that surrounds sexual violence. About how we are all complicit in creating that silence. It offers an unflinching account of how a culture of shame perpetuates a culture of violence against our bodies—and reflects on what it would take to create a world in which that silence - once broken - stays broken.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912157105
Publisher: Red Press Ltd
Publication date: 03/08/2019
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 816,628
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Cyra Perry Dougherty “Perry” is a space holder for spiritual growth and healing for 21st century leaders.

She began her career fighting for justice-rooted service programs in the public sector, made her way to Partners In Health, a global social justice organization. As a single mother, building her career in the social justice sector, she overextended herself and burnt out following her work in response to the earthquake that ravaged Haiti in 2010. In the years that followed, she found herself building Still Harbor, an organization committed to spiritually accompanying those engaged in social justice work, and in seminary where she was ordained an Interspiritual Minister. In seminary, she discovered the practical tools to sustain herself and others in justice work. She carries a deep respect for and understanding of the practices that can connect us to our most authentic selves, to others, and to the unknown that is greater than all of us. The majority of her work is in secular spaces where people are seeking to connect across differences, tap into a sense of personal or shared purpose, and co-create meaning that stimulates radical social transformation.

Perry is the founder and CEO of Rootwise Leadership, Senior Partner at Still Harbor, and an Instructor of Leadership Programming at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: by Cyra Perry Dougherty

2. Exchange: By Jennifer Jean

3. Flying Out of Bed: By Joan Kresich (Previously published in Ms. Magazine Blog on February 16, 2018)

4. Internalized Misogyny: By Melissa Dickey

5. Ghosts in the Blk Girl Throat: By Khalisa Rae

6. A Small Thing: By Andrea Roach

7. I matter: By Caroline Numuhire

8. Healing Silence: By Esther Diplock

9. This is Why: By Chelsea MacMillan

10. Now I Can Say: By Pam Bettencourt

11. Why We Are Hush: By Patrick McFarlane

12. Things Fall Apart: By Monique Harris

13. Why Aren’t We Listening?: By Amna Abdul

14. Unintended Consequences: By Lauren Spahn

15. The Surprise that Surprises No One: By Michelle Bowdler

16. Community of Silence: By Ashley Easter

17. Men’s Work: By Frederick Marx

18. After the Freeze: By Amy Elizabeth Paulson

19. Courage Calls to Courage: By Emily Porth

20. Dissecting My Silence: By Terrence ‘Red’ Crowley

21. “pink cookies in a plastic bag”: By stephen hicks

22. College Dreams: by Steven Strafford

23. Listening to My Body: By Nadia Colburn

24. Reindeer Girls: By Katie Simon

25. Waterways: By Aisha Fukushima

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