In his new book Spare, Prince Harry outlines the trauma he experienced as a child after Princess Diana’s death, as well as the whitewashing and abuse he and his wife, Meghan Markle, suffered at the hands of both the press and his royal family. As a survivor of sexual violence, I recognize Harry’s plight and also the incredibly painful journey of losing relatives because of truth-telling in an effort to be whole again.
Author: Christine Ristaino
Christine Ristaino is a professor of Italian studies at Emory University, as well as an Atlanta author whose memoir, All the Silent Spaces, has earned numerous book awards in the categories of Inspirational Memoir, Social Change and Women’s Issues. Her book confronts the topics of discrimination and overcoming violence. Ristaino has published articles in The Guardian, Pacific Standard, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Visible Magazine on child advocacy, coping with violence and diversity. Ristaino speaks and leads workshops on fostering social change, challenging and changing the paradigms around sexual assault, leadership through self-knowledge, women’s issues and social justice. She is also an award-winning advisor and teacher.