Meet Ariela Suster video transcript

Chessy Prout sits in a room and speaks to the camera. White text appears at the bottom of the screen and then fades.
CHESSY: I am a high school sexual assault survivor, activist, and now author as well.
ON SCREEN TEXT: Chessy Prout
Activist & Author
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CHESSY: I work to advocate for consent education and healthy relationship education in middle and high schools.
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CHESSY: For too long I think people who have been victims of a sexual assault were told to just suffer in silence, that this happens to everybody, and that we shouldn't be making a big deal of it. But it is a big deal, and it really impacts our lives. And so we have the right to speak up and use our voices. And I was given a platform to be able to speak out and I really wanted to use that to help other survivors feel like they could own their stories too.
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CHESSY: Vital Voices has shown me this network of advocates and activists in this realm that help lift other women up. It's shown me what's possible for women in the world.
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CHESSY: I am Chessy, and I am vital voice.
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