#MeToo the Book — Share Your Story

Information & how to submit — be a part of it.

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I have been deeply inspired by the sharing and bravery of the people who told their story while #metoo swept social media last week. I have also been a victim of sexual harassment and assault, and I think it is more important than ever that we continue to talk about, continue to provoke conversation, and refuse to be victims.

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I am putting together a book of stories based on the #metoo movement.

Are you interested in telling your story?

Hi, my name is Jyssica Schwartz. I am a 31-year-old writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. If you’d like more information about me, please feel free to check out my website, blog, Instagram, Twitter, or book. This is a sensitive topic and I will be open and honest with all of you. Reach out to me with questions, concerns, and stories.

Submissions

If you would like to participate, please submit your story (no minimum length requirement, but please keep it under 3000 words) to me by email at jyssica.schwartz@gmail.com.

  • Make sure you include a title (if you want one), a first name (can be fake), your real age and location either in the filename of the document or at the top of the document itself.

There is no length requirement, but here are some things to consider:

  • Think about not just the incident itself but the way you felt afterwards, what steps you took, and why you did or did not report it.

It could be anything from realizing we’re raised to expect it to how you feel about harassment to anything deep or light-hearted. I genuinely want different perspectives and views. It can be short or long, but I am looking for raw honesty. You would not need to be fully identified.

This movement has certainly highlighted the fact that almost all women are harassed so often that we ignore it and don’t talk about it, but I think we should.

This project is open to both men and women and you can stay anonymous with just a first name (even a pseudonym), age and country as the location.

This book

  • Will be open to all ages, genders, and nationalities. Diversity is encouraged and completely welcome.

This book is for all of us.

A Few Statistics

  • 70% of sexual harassment incidents in the workplace are not reported (source)

Written by

Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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