Tarana Burke is beginning to get the recognition that she has long deserved. The #MeToo founder was invited to the Golden Globes last month and featured as one of the "silence breakers" for TIME's 'Person of the Year' for 2017. Now, she's preparing to release her memoir in early 2019.
According to the Washington Post, Where the Light Enters will be published by 37 Ink, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Co-authored by Asha Bandele, the book aims to "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," according to a statement released by Burke.
“More than anything," the statement continued, "this memoir will provide survivors across the spectrum of sexual abuse a roadmap for healing that helps them understand that the ‘me too’ movement is more about triumph than trauma and that our wounds, though they may never fully heal, can also be the key to our survival."
The hashtag #MeToo was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours when Alyssa Milano presented a call to action for women after the Harvey Weinstein allegations began to break. However, a decade ago Burke started it all to raise awareness about sexual violence.
The #MeToo movement has become one of the biggest contributors in spinning Hollywood on its head. Tarana Burke hasn't slowed down, and we can't wait to read her story.