Amanda Knox and her podcast The Truth About True Crime will be at Death Becomes Us True Crime Festival which returns to DC this November. Tickets for her show and all shows can be found at deathbecomesus.com.
Amanda Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard. Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. The controversy over Amanda’s case made international headlines for nearly a decade, and thrust her into the spotlight, where she was vilified and shamed. Amanda now works to shed light on the issues of wrongful conviction, truth seeking, public shaming and inspiring people towards empathy and perspective. Upon release from prison, this was her first meal.
Amanda Knox: I’m a foodie and I often fantasized about food while I was in prison, especially sushi. But when I first got out, I was so overwhelmed and overstimulated that I had no appetite. I went a week without eating any food, and drinking only coffee and water. I also didn’t sleep much. I kept waking up in the middle of the night to wander around and admire the ability to do so.