Big Blue Marble is honored to host Shelly Oria, editor of Indelible In the Hippocampus, along with #MeToo voices from Philadelphia. The event is co-hosted by Kismet Cowork and will be held in their Chestnut Hill location, 12 W Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118.
"Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter,” said Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when she testified to Congress in September 2018 about the men who victimized her. That moment was searing for so many of us - a measure of the power and limits of #MeToo.
The first anthology from the MeToo movement, edited by Shelly Oria, takes its title from Dr. Blasey's testimony. Like the movement itself, the book is a collection of essays, fiction, and poetry. These original texts sound the voices of black, Latinx, Asian, Filipinx, queer, and trans writers. Whether reflecting on their teen-age selves or their modern-day workplaces, each contributor approaches the subject with unforgettable authenticity and strength.
Big Blue Marble is honored to host this event. With us that night will be the book's editor, Shelly Oria, as well as authors Gina Myers, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Kim Gek Lin Short, and Christina Rosso. They'll be sharing their own work as well as thoughts on the MeToo movement at this moment.