UnSlut is Now in Bookstores!
UnSlut Project founder Emily Lindin‘s diary and memoir officially hit bookstores today. Join the fight against the dangerous hypocrisy of “slut” shaming and sexual bullying in our schools, communities, media, and culture.
When Emily Lindin was eleven years old, she was branded a “slut” by the rest of her classmates. For the next few years of her life, she was bullied incessantly at school, after school, and online. At the time, Emily didn’t feel comfortable confiding in her parents or in the other adults in her life. But she did keep a diary.
UnSlut presents that diary, word for word, with split-page commentary to provide context and perspective. This unique diary and memoir sheds light on the important issues of sexual bullying, slut-shaming, and the murky mores of adolescent sexual development. Readers will see themselves in Emily’s story—whether as the bully, the shamed, or the passive bystander. This book also includes advice and commentary from a variety of distinguished experts.
About the author: Emily Lindin is a Harvard graduate, PhD candidate, and suicide prevention activist living in Southern California. The UnSlut Project was inspired by her own experience. It began when Emily, as an adult, chose to publish her own middle school diaries online in response to learning about the suicides of several teen girls who had experienced similar slut-shaming and bullying. Emily had a strong desire to reach out to others who still suffer such abuse. Her diaries have been read by hundreds of thousands of people and have brought much attention to the practice of slut-shaming and the harassment of young women. Now the project expands to include UnSlut as well as a documentary film. Emily has appeared on dozens of TV and radio shows including “The Katie Show” with Katie Couric, and she was recently named one of Glamour magazine’s “Heroes of the Week.”
*Disclaimer, for what it’s worth: I’ve penned a guest post for the UnSlut blog.