About EVEN IF YOU’RE BROKEN:
From Amazon bestselling author Katie Rose Guest Pryal.
For women today, it can seem as though men have the right to hurt you—with rarely any consequences. Even If You’re Broken will show you how to live in this world with your head held high.
Katie Pryal, a rape survivor, a former law professor, and a bestselling author, takes on the rapidly changing legal and social landscape of #MeToo, Title IX, and the lawsuits they’ve empowered women to bring. Moving between the deeply personal and the socially critical, the essays in this collection are incisive dispatches from survivor territory.
In these fiery essays, Pryal documents reporting her rape to a university Title IX office, in grim, yet hilarious, detail. She turns her law-trained eye to the Bill Cosby case and to Kesha’s struggle to break free of her recording contract because of alleged abuse by her producer. This book is for survivors, those who love them, and those who want to make the world a better place for them. These stories strip away shame. They burn off fear. They lay bare the injustices women face and how we can fight them. Most of all, Pryal shows how she has fought those injustices herself—and by showing us, she inspires us to do the same.
Praise for Katie Rose Guest Pryal’s Nonfiction:
“Katie Rose Guest Pryal is one of the foremost writers of disability and higher education we have today. Pryal pulls aside the curtain to look at what academic life is like for someone with a mental disability. With unmatched legal insight into the intersection of disability and university life, Pryal’s writing is also accessible. Covering vital topics such as disclosure, collegiality, and accommodations, Life of the Mind Interrupted helps academics and friends of academics navigate the thickets of higher education, where expectations of “sound mind” are cruelly at odds with the reality of disability. In Pryal’s work we see hope: For a kinder, more just, more capacious understanding of what it means to be human, to pursue knowledge, and to educate.” –Catherine J. Prendergast, Ph.D., Professor of Disability Studies
“These thoughtfully chosen and arranged essays grapple with issues relevant to disabled students and scholars as well as those who would be allies. With a particular focus on mental illness and other forms of invisible disability, Pryal calls on us to do much, much better.” -Kecia Ali, Ph.D., author of Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur’an, Hadith, and Jurisprudence
“Pryal’s wit and humor shine through even as she tackles harrowing subjects, like living with depression and suicide. She shows us how important it is to make academia, and our world, more accessible for everyone. … This is not a book to miss.” -Kelly J. Baker, author of Sexism Ed: Essays on Gender and Labor in Higher Education
- Author: Katie Rose Guest Pryal
- Title: EVEN IF YOU’RE BROKEN: Essays on Sexual Assault and #MeToo
- Length: 80 pages
- Published by Raven Books, February 2019
- Free on Amazon Kindle