#MeToo Founder, Tarana Burke, Writing A Book

by Ellyce Ferguson

February 5, 2018

Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for National CARES Mentoring Movement

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement is working on a memoir. Although the #MeToo movement has recently gained national attention following sexual harassment and assault accusations of Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and Russell Simmons, Burke created the movement before it became a hashtag.

The activist, who dropped the NYE ball in Times Square this year, started the movement ten years ago to shed a light on the realities and severity of sexual violence. In a statement about the upcoming memoir, she shared with EW that the book will “take readers through her own ordinary, extraordinary journey from victim to survivor to thriver” and also explain why the movement is so crucial.

Burke also included in the statement that, “The book will also 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.”

The activist and recipient of the TIME Person of the year award is set to release the book early next year.

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