'Unslut' Takes a Stand Against Sexual Bullyingposted on 04 Dec 2015
In fall 1997, sixth-grader Emily Lindin (a pseudonym) was branded a “slut” by classmates in her suburban Boston middle school, and consequently endured several years of constant bullying and sexual harassment. Uncomfortable about confiding in her parents and other adults in her life, Lindin began keeping a diary chronicling her experiences and emotional turmoil. That journal is reproduced in Unslut: A Diary and a Memoir, due from Zest Books on December 29, which also includes the author’s new, parallel commentary offering an adult perspective on her adolescent ordeals and observations. Now 29 and living in the San Francisco area, Lindin is a Harvard graduate who recently earned her Ph.D. in music history.