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Rachael Brooks is the author of the "Beads: A Memoir about Falling Apart and Putting Yourself Back Together Again." The memoir discusses her experiences coping with sexual assault. Photo courtesy of Hannah Turner. 

Memoir from UNC grad tells her story of survival

Rachael Brooks's memoir tells her survival story after being sexually assaulted soon after graduating from UNC. “Beads: A Memoir about Falling Apart and Putting Yourself Back Together Again” explores Brooks's battle with the justice system, and the support it took to overcome her trauma — an exploration she hopes will help other survivors.