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 bodiesand reflects on what it would take to create a world in which that silence - once broken - stays broken.
|Publisher:||Red Press Ltd|
|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