P&P Live! Tanya Selvaratnam — ASSUME NOTHING - with Farai Chideya

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 6:00pm

When Tanya Selvaratnam met then New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at the Democratic National Convention in 2016, they seemed like the perfect match. Both were Harvard alumni; both studied Chinese; both were interested in spirituality and meditation, both were well-connected rising stars in their professions. But behind closed doors, Tanya’s life was anything but ideal. Schneiderman became controlling, mean, and manipulative. He drank heavily and used sedatives. Sex turned violent, and he called Tanya—who was born in Sri Lanka and grew up in Southern California—his “brown slave.” He isolated and manipulated her, even threatening to kill her if she tried to leave.

Sensitive and nuanced, written with the gripping power of a dark psychological thriller, Assume Nothing details how Tanya’s relationship devolved into abuse, how she found the strength to leave—risking her career, reputation, and life—and how she reclaimed her freedom and her voice. In sharing her story, Tanya analyzes the insidious way women from all walks of life learn to accept abuse, and redefines what it means to be a victim of intimate violence.

Selvaratnam will be in conversation with Farai Chideya, creator and host of Our Body Politic, a nationally syndicated public radio show centering Black women and all women of color as we seek to build a better nation and world. She's the author of six books, the most recent of which is The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption.

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