I bring a new feature to my blog called; Highlight of the Week; showcasing a groundbreaking, thought provoking book that I think my readers and hopefully most of America would enjoy placing on their bookshelves.
This week I have decided on a book called I Have The Right To; it is about a young woman’s story of an unfortunate incident at her private school that never should have happened and is all to frequent in this day and age. It will make you cry, it will make you understand just some of the harassment girls go through at school, and it will make you think. Think of how you; as parents are raising your children today, will you make changes? Will you be happy that you raised respectful children? In the end, I hope this book will enlighten minds that have been closed to their children’s activities or even help a young man think before he acts, or even a young girl make better choices. I have included a link to a video of the author on Good Morning America if you choose to watch explaining exactly why she came forward and wrote such a moving book.A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gut wrenching 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 unfathomable 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 attackers, while offering real, powerful solutions to upending 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.