Unslut: A Diary and a Memoir by Emily Lindin tells the life story of Emily Lindin, a Boston Native who was branded a “slut” in sixth grade. For the next few school years, she had to learn to navigate her new reputation and cope with her shame. At that point in her life, she was not very interested in her own sexual orientation or the lives of others; rather, she was more interested in “impressing” those around her, even if such impressing required activities considered raunchy. She was more than often “dumped” by those who were barely even there to start a real connection with her, and her life was quite futile. Luckily, she has channeled her own experiences into activism.
Review by Ryan D.