In 2009, college sophomore and track star Monika Korra was grabbed by three men on her way home from a party and brutally raped. But within hours of being released, Monika resolved that she would not be a victim - she was going to be a survivor. In this extraordinary story of recovery, Monika shares how she made herself whole again after the attack, describing the combination of mental, spiritual, and physical work that helped her heal. Monika refused to feel ashamed about her experience, outing herself to the Dallas area media during her attackers' trial and speaking out about her recovery in the frenzy that followed. Today, Monika has become an outspoken advocate raising awareness about rape and sexual abuse and speaking regularly about her recovery. Kill the Silence is a gripping story about one woman's journey to recover from trauma and will be a call to arms as Monika speaks out about breaking the stigma that surrounds violence against women.
Monika has been approached by 20/20, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, 60 Minutes, All Things Considered, and many other national outlets to speak about her experiences on air, but has held off until she'll be able to promote the book. This book is about the power of the human spirit to overcome obstacles, and Monika is a dynamo who will make listener cheer as she finds her way back to strength.
In addition to speaking at events hosted by her own foundation, Monika appears regularly before audiences at universities, domestic abuse conferences, business luncheons, and more to speak about her experiences. In her public speaking, she explains how anyone can use her approach to recovery to overcome obstacles in their own lives.
This book is one young woman's own personal story of hope, of recovery, of overcoming. She is self-aware enough of the pain she inflicted on herself, on others, the mistakes she made and the people who helped buoy her.
The narrator of this book is clearly an American mimicking a Norwegian accent. At first I thought this would be hard to read, but ultimately, she did a pretty good job of this.
The rape is difficult to read, but it is not over-emphasized nor glossed over.
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Is this story based on a true incident or is it a novel? Good writing.