Katie Hill, who resigned as a U.S. congresswoman after allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a staff member, is writing a book about gender equality, the New York Times reports.
Grand Central, an imprint of Hachette, will publish She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality this summer. The publisher says that Hill will share “her bold mission to help women topple the longstanding power structures that prevent them from achieving true equality, using the wisdom she has gained from her personal experience of misogyny and double-standards in politics.”
Hill quit her job as a U.S. House member last November, after she admitted having a sexual relationship with a campaign aide. Hill had been the victim of revenge porn: A blog and a tabloid published nude pictures of her without her consent. In a New York Times op-ed published in December, Hill wrote that she had contemplated suicide in the days after the scandal broke.
“Powerful women who dare to make mistakes still face swifter and more brutal consequences than men, as the events that precipitated Congressional representative Katie Hill’s resignation, in which she was the victim of revenge porn, clearly demonstrate,” Grand Central said. “But Katie Hill does not want women to be discouraged from taking positions of power—in fact, the rampant misogyny we see is all the more reason for women to lead, to work to change the systems that have kept old, wealthy, white men in power for far too long.”
She Will Rise is slated for publication on Aug. 18, the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in the U.S.
Michael Schaub is an Austin, Texas–based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.