Season 3 of All Ears kicks off with a rich and varied conversation with Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke. Thought you knew the Me Too story? Think again! Burke’s inspiring new memoir “Unbound: My Story Of Liberation And The Birth Of The Me Too Movement” is out this week. Burke has been in the trenches of movement work for the better part of two decades, transforming her own experience as a survivor into a vision for helping those in crisis to get help and those dealing with past trauma to heal. Working for so long at a grassroots level, primarily in communities of color, Burke tells Abby that her focus is for the benefit of all: “[My work] never, ever leaves anybody out. There’s not a single white woman who will not benefit from my work being grounded in or centering black women and girls.” Tune in for an inspiring conversation!
Content Warning: This episode contains discussion of rape and sexual assault.
Activist & Organizer, Founder of the Me Too Movement
For more than 25 years, activist and advocate Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of sexual violence and racial justice. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly Black women and girls, Tarana has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the ‘me too.’ movement, which to date has galvanized millions of survivors and allies around the world.