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I Have the Right To

A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope

by Chessy Prout Author · Jenn Abelson Author

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"A bold, new voice." —People
"A nuanced addition to the #MeToo conversation." —Vice

A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gutwrenching memoir.
The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls.

In 2014, Chessy Prout was a freshman at St. Paul's School, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire, when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. Chessy bravely reported her assault to the police and testified against her attacker in court. Then, in the face of unexpected backlash from her once-trusted school community, she shed her anonymity to help other survivors find their voice.

This memoir is more than an account of a horrific event. It takes a magnifying glass to the institutions that turn a blind eye to such behavior and a society that blames victims rather than perpetrators. Chessy's story offers real, powerful solutions to upend rape culture as we know it today. Prepare to be inspired by this remarkable young woman and her story of survival, advocacy, and hope in the face of unspeakable trauma.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2018

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 304.7 MB
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Chessy Prout (Author)

Chessy Prout is a high school sexual assault survivor. Raised in Japan, Chessy matriculated to St. Paul's School—a boarding school in New Hampshire, where her father and sister attended. There, as a freshman, Chessy was the victim of a sexual assa...

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Chessy Prout (Narrator)

Chessy Prout is a high school sexual assault survivor. Raised in Japan, Chessy matriculated to St. Paul's School—a boarding school in New Hampshire, where her father and sister attended. There, as a freshman, Chessy was the victim of a sexual assa...

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Jenn Abelson (Author)

Jenn Abelson is a reporter for the Boston Globe Spotlight Team. Her investigations have exposed sexual assault at prep schools in New England, doctors secretly performing two surgeries at the same time, and the widespread mislabeling of fish in th...

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I Have the Right To
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