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I Have The Right To By Chessy Prout And Jenn Abelson

I Have The Right To is an inspiring memoir of resilience, empowerment and social justice written by Chessy Prout and acclaimed investigative journalist Jenn Abelson. This powerful book tells the story of how Chessy worked to reclaim her life after being a victim of sexual assault at the age of fifteen.

Chessy’s story is one that resonates with many teens who have experienced similar traumas in their own lives. She shares intimate details about the horror of rape, including how hard it was to process what happened and the subsequent shame she felt while trying to rebuild her life.

The Journey Of I Have A Right To

The story also highlights how much strength Chessy found through activism—a journey she wasn’t expecting to take but ended up being a saving grace for her. As she slowly rediscovered her voice, she began speaking out against sexual violence, even taking on the legal system in order to seek justice. Through this process, she discovered immense power in using her voice for good, inspiring others to stand up for themselves as well.

This story does an excellent job showing readers that there is hope even amidst tragedy and despair. Chessy’s courage serves as a reminder that we all have the right to speak our truth without fear or shame – especially regarding matters involving our safety or wellbeing. It’s easy to see why this book has resonated with so many – it not only provides comfort and healing to those who need it most, but also provides motivation for anyone willing to fight for social justice!

Speak Up!

Through this poignant yet hopeful narrative, Chessy teaches readers that no matter what happens, you always have the right to speak up – something we could all use more reminders of today! I Have The Right To is a must-read for anyone looking for an inspiring tale of strength in the face of adversity.



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