I Have The Right To: A High School Survivors Story Of Sexual Assault, Justice, And Hope

I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor's Story Of Sexual Assault, Justice, And Hope


“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.

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  • IHaveTheRightTo 01 Title
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  • IHaveTheRightTo 02 Introduction
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  • IHaveTheRightTo 03 Prologue
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  • IHaveTheRightTo 29 AuthorsNote
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  • IHaveTheRightTo 30 Letter
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  • IHaveTheRightTo 32 Acknowledgements
    Duration: 11min
  • IHaveTheRightTo 33 Credits
    Duration: 01min