[ Pdf ] Notes on a Silencing Author Lacy Crawford – Multi-channel.co

A Riveting, Lucid Memoir Of A Young Woman S Struggle To Regain Her Sense Of Self After Trauma, And The Efforts By A Powerful New England Boarding School To Silence Her At Any CostWhen The Elite St Paul S School Recently Came Under State Investigation After Extensive Reports Of Sexual Abuse On Campus, Lacy Crawford Thought She D Put Behind Her The Assault She D Suffered At St Paul S Decades Before, When She Was Fifteen Still, When Detectives Asked For Victims To Come Forward, She Sent A NoteHer Criminal Case File Reopened, She Saw For The First Time Evidence That Corroborated Her Memories Here Were Depictions Of The Na Ve, Hard Working Girl She D Been, A Chorister And Debater, The Daughter Of A Priest Of The Two Senior Athletes Who Assaulted Her And Were Allowed To Graduate With Awards And Of The Faculty, Doctors, And Priests Who Had Known About Crawford S Assault And Gone To Great Lengths To Bury ItNow A Wife, Mother, And Writer Living On The Other Side Of The Country, Crawford Learned That Police Had Uncovered Astonishing Proof Of An Institutional Silencing Years Before, And That Unnamed Powers Were Still Trying To Block Her Case The Slander, Innuendo, And Lack Of Adult Concern That Crawford Had Experienced As A Student Hadn T Been Imagined As The Effects Of Trauma, After All These Were The Actions Of A School That Prized Its Reputation Above Anything, Even A ChildThis Revelation Launched Crawford On An Extraordinary Inquiry Into The Ways Gender, Privilege, And Power Shaped Her Experience As A Girl At The Gates Of America S Elite Her Investigation Looks Beyond The Sprawling Playing Fields And Soaring Chapel Towers Of Crucibles Of Power Like St Paul S, Whose Reckoning Is Still To Come And It Runs Deep Into The Channels Of Shame And Guilt, Witness And Silencing, That Dictate Who Can Speak And Who Is Heard In American SocietyAn Insightful, Mature, Beautifully Written Memoir, Notes On A Silencing Is An Arresting Coming Of Age Story That Wrestles With An Essential Question For Our Time What Telling Of A Survivor S Story Will Finally Force A Remedy Well written, nuanced, balanced and compelling I couldn t put it down. I received this book as a winner of the Goodreads giveaway I enjoyed this book and highly recommend to a friend Thank you for selecting me as a winner I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher and I m thankful I did I m not a huge fan of memoirs but I really like mysteries and cover ups and so I was interested in reading this book from that perspective I found it engaging and well written, I never lost interest or felt bored reading it Generally speaking, I find the whole metoo movement monotonous and maybe that skews my perspective to some degree and possibly I would have rated it a little higher I feel like there are so very many people who have found themselves in situations that put them at risk of harm and when things go awry they don t take the necessary steps to stop the situation from progressing further In the author s case, she acknowledges that she made little attempt to do anything to prevent what was happening to her nor was it reported immediately afterward not that reporting it would have resulted in any punishment for the assailants Unlike many of the people coming forward with metoo stories, I wasn t left with the impression that this author s goal was financial gain but to have her story heard, fully and by many, and to shed light on the corruption within the institution This was appreciated I feel like this is a valuable literary work, especially for parents who might have the opportunity to have their young teenagers read this so that they can recognize an attempted assault and know to do something that might prevent it as well as recognize behavior that is, in fact, assault and refrain from participating in it. I received this in a Goodreads Giveaway and count myself privileged to get to read it before it is published in 2020 This retelling of the author s sexual assault by two students at her boarding school, and the almosthorrific lies and cover up by the school s administration, had me in its grip for the beginning I worried for the author, every page made me anxious to see her protected from the cruel and cowardly attacks on her as a person The facts of this story are complicated and took decades to uncover completely but Lacy Crawford clearly details the evil that is alive and well among the rich and privileged Women still have to fight to be believed and are shamed for having been assaulted Things are slowly beginning to change somewhat but I shudder to think of all the women and girls who will never receive the justice they deserve.