Brittany Higgins is writing a memoir about her time working in Parliament House, which was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when she went public with allegations that she was raped by a fellow Liberal staffer inside her boss’ office.
The book, due next year, will be “a call for desperately needed reform,” according to publisher Penguin Random House. Half of the royalties from each book sold will be donated to the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre, which Higgins described as “a lifeline” in the wake of her alleged rape.
“I feel privileged to be afforded the opportunity to share my experience inside Parliament House with readers,” Higgins said in a statement.
“This book will shine a light on the toxic workplace culture inside the corridoes of power and provide a firsthand account of what it was like surviving a media storm that turned into a movement.”
I feel privileged to be afforded the opportunity to share my experience inside Parliament House. I’m proud to commit half of the royalties for each book sold to the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre who were a lifeline for me in the wake of my sexual assault. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/VWdxmwp4ei— Brittany Higgins (@BrittHiggins_) April 13, 2021
That movement sparked nationwide Marach4Justice protests in every major city and town, as well as encouraging many more women to publicly call out their alleged abusers and other predatory men.
Penguin Radom House CEO Julie Burland said she was proud to stand by Higgins’ side by publishing the memoir.
“I was moved and angered by Brittany’s story,” she said.
“Her fearless pursuit of justice for herself and her resolute truth-telling is an inspiration to me and so many other women.
“She has named behaviours that we have tolerated for far too long.”
By sharing her story braving the wrath of an entire government, Higgins has achieved to much and inspired countless Aussies of all ages.
Getting her memoir published will help continue the nationwide reckoning she started.
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