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Holly Brown’s Strong Female Overcomes Toxic Workplace

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Holly Brown’s ‘How Far She’s Come’  tells the timely story of Cheyenne, a woman with a history of sexual harassment chasing her dream to work at the Independent News Network. To her delight, she is able to secure a job broadcasting for the network. However, to her horror, the modern professional veneer of the network starts to quickly disappear as she is once again subjugated to harassment from her peers. Even more unsettling, a diary is left as a warning for Cheyenne by a previous female broadcaster. As it becomes apparent that Cheyenne is being manipulated into events similar to those in the diary, she must change the power dynamics in a toxic workplace to show everyone she will not…

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Bookish: Amber Smith on How the Cycle of Abuse Shaped The Last to Let Go

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BookTrib is partnering with Bookish to bring you more great content. Earlier this winter, we named Amber Smith’s sophomore novel, The Last to Let Go, as one of the must-read books of the season. This young adult book introduces readers to Brooke Winters, a high school junior coming to terms with the fact that her mother murdered her abusive father. Here, Smith shares how she wove her own experiences of grief into the story and discusses the importance of understanding and stopping the cycle of abuse. I always try to write books that share a message I needed as a young person. I ask myself which lessons were hard for me to learn when I was growing up. Domestic violence is an issue I hold close to my heart,…

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Exclusive! Real Life ‘Spotlight’ Journalist Sacha Pfeiffer Answers One Important Question

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It’s the movie that everyone’s talking about. Spotlight, which just won Best Picture at the 2016 Oscars, is the true story following The Boston Globe‘s investigative journalist unit that uncovered a sexual abuse scandal within the Archdiocese of Boston. After running a series of stories in 2002, the team was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2003. Notoriety quickly followed and on November 6, 2015, Spotlight, the movie chronicling the events leading up to the publication of the stories, hit theaters. Sacha Pfeiffer (portrayed by Rachel McAdams in Spotlight) was one of the four investigative journalists determined to get to the bottom of this unbelievable story. Following the movie’s incredible (and deserved) 2016 Oscars Best Picture win, Pfeiffer took part in…

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