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
For fifteen years Lacy Crawford served as a highly discreet independent college admissions counselor to the children of powerful clients in cities such as New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and London Her day jobs included serving as senior editor at Narrative Magazine and director of the Burberry Foundation Educated at Princeton and the University of Chicago, Lacy lives in California with her husband and two children.
- 400 pages
- Notes on a Silencing
- Lacy Crawford
- 10 June 2017 Lacy Crawford