“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.
Among the first books 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” 23 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.
Join us September 10th at BookWoman for a reading and discussion on the book and its themes curated by editor Shelly Oria, featuring authors Deb Olin Unferth, Rachel Heng, Maya Perez, and Nia KB.