Now I Speak: From Stalked to Standing Up


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Ballast Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.88 inches | 1.39 pounds

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About the Author

Anna Nasset, a victim/survivor of stalking for the last decade, has firsthand experience with how to identify and respond to stalking, which has led her to become an international speaker on the subject. She has trained thousands of professionals, students, and military members on the importance of recognizing stalking, getting help, and advocating for oneself and others. Anna is one of very few people who can speak openly about her experience after the man who stalked her received the maximum sentence for aggravated felony stalking-ten years in prison-in 2019. This is one of the longest known sentences for this crime in U.S. history. As an activist and the owner of Stand Up Resources, Anna works with law enforcement, victim service agencies, universities, and other organizations to be part of the solution. As an authority on stalking, sexual assault, suicide prevention, and navigating the criminal justice system, she works to educate people on victim-centered and trauma-informed practices. Anna is the recipient of the 2023 Vermont NCVRW Survivor Empowerment Award for embodying the theme "Survivor Voices: Elevate. Engage. Effect Change." In addition, she is a board member with End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) and the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce. She also hosts a podcast, The Mend (sponsored by the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services), which focuses on topics and services to support crime victims. She resides in the Green Mountains of Vermont with her three-legged chihuahua, Dolly Parton.


"Anna Nasset's memoir, Now I Speak, is a revelation for anyone who has ever experienced gender-based violence or who knows someone who has. Her clear, unique voice and sense of humor lend a relatability to her story, which sheds a light on the epidemic of gender-based violence. She brings the terror and frustration of being stalked, and the empowerment she experiences from those who have supported her, to life in vivid, stunning prose. Informative, inspiring, and a book you don't want to put down. A must-read."

-Erika Nichols-Frazer, Feed Me: A Story of Food, Love and Mental Illness