Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement

Author(s): Shelly Oria (Editor); Mecca Jamilah Sullivan (Contribution by); Rebecca Schiff; Samantha Hunt (Contribution by); Melissa Febos (Contribution by); Kaitlyn Greenidge (Contribution by); Jolie Holland (Contribution by); Donika Kelly (Contribution by); Lynn Melnick (Contribution by); Diana Spechler (Contribution by)

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"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter," said Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford when she testified to congress in September 2018 about the men who victimized her. A year earlier, in October 2017, the hashtag #MeToo shone a light on the internalized, normalized sexual harassment and abuse that'd been ubiquitous for women for generations.

The first book to emerge from the #MeToo movement, Indelible in the Hippocampus is a truly intersectional collection of essays, fiction, and poetry. These original texts sound the voices of black, Latinx, Asian, queer, and trans writers, to name but a few, and says "me too" 22 times. Whether reflecting on their teenage selves or their modern-day workplaces, each contributor approaches the subject with unforgettable authenticity and strength.

Together these pieces create a portrait of cultural sea-change, offering the reader a deeper understanding of this complex, galvanizing pivot in contemporary consciousness.

Featuring Kaitlyn Greenidge, Melissa Febos, Syreeta McFadden, Rebecca Schiff, Diana Spechler, Hossannah Asuncion, Nelly Reifler, Courtney Zoffness, Quito Ziegler, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Jolie Holland, Lynn Melnick, Caitlin Delohery, Caitlin Donohue, Gabrielle Bellot, Karissa Chen, Elissa Schappell, Samantha Hunt, Honor Moore, Donka Kelly, and Hafizah Geter

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General Fields

  • : 9781944211714
  • : McSweeney's Publishing
  • : McSweeney's Publishing
  • : September 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : Paperback
  • : Shelly Oria (Editor); Mecca Jamilah Sullivan (Contribution by); Rebecca Schiff; Samantha Hunt (Contribution by); Melissa Febos (Contribution by); Kaitlyn Greenidge (Contribution by); Jolie Holland (Contribution by); Donika Kelly (Contribution by); Lynn Melnick (Contribution by); Diana Spechler (Contribution by)