Stanford sexual assault survivor reveals name in memoir

By September 15, 2019 New Releases, News

The woman previously known only as ‘Emily Doe’, is revealing her real name in her upcoming memoir about her story and her experience after the assault.

Sexual assault survivor Chanel Miller has written Know My Name in which “she reclaims her identity to tell her story of trauma, transcendence, and the power of words,” according to the publisher, Viking.

Rapist Brock Turner was sentenced to only six months in prison despite the judge finding him guilty of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman outside a fraternity house on campus.

Chanel, using the pseudonym Emily Doe, had outlined her hurt and pain in a letter to Turner, which was read at court. This letter sparked outrage and fierce support for Ms Doe, and gave a voice to other survivors of sexual assault.

Chanel Miller’s memoir is due for release on September 24th 2019.

“It was the perfect case, in many ways – there were eyewitnesses, Turner ran away, physical evidence was immediately secured. But her struggles with isolation and shame during the aftermath and the trial reveal the oppression victims face in even the best-case scenarios. Her story illuminates a culture biased to protect perpetrators, indicts a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and, ultimately, shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life.

Know My Name will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. It also introduces readers to an extraordinary writer, one whose words have already changed our world. Entwining pain, resilience, and humour, this memoir will stand as a modern classic.”

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