"The lack of visibility of Black women has changed-and the incredible work of Kimberléeacute; Crenshaw, African American Policy Forum, and the #SayHerName campaign are examples of this. So is this powerful book."
–Janelle Monáaacute;e, from the Foreword "Kimberlé Crenshaw is a national treasure."
–Kerry Washington "The United States does not value Black life–and white supremacy threatens all of humanity. The Black women's stories of state violence and public silence featured in this powerful and inspiring book are extremely important. We bear children, so when they are robbed from us, it's like our own breath is taken away. We thank the #SayHerName campaign and Kimberlé Crenshaw and Janelle Monáe for uplifting our stories. The African American Policy Forum is a vital platform for Black voices."
–Samaria Rice, founder, Tamir Rice Foundation, and mother of Tamir Rice "Reading #SayHerName is an act of solidarity, refusal, and love. Every piercing story in this book, every Black woman heartlessly murdered by the police, had a mother, a sister, a family, a community. Every one of them matters."
–V (formerly Eve Ensler), author of The Vagina Monologues and Reckoning
"In addition to breaking the silence by offering poignant and loving stories of the black girls and women violated by state violence, #SayHerName also documents the organizations and strategies that have been created to combat that violence. In its powerful accumulation of memories and testimonies, we should read this book, then, as providing the resources for a much-needed movement."
–Roderick A. Ferguson, Yale University