SWFL Teen Sexual Assault Survivor Publishes Memoir

Apr 11, 2018

The entire nation seems to be talking about sexual assault with the rise of the #MeToo movement. But, today, we’re talking with a young survivor, who was assaulted when she was only 15.

If you think that’s uncommon, you may be surprised to hear the latest numbers show nearly one in five girls between the ages of 14 and 17 have been the victim of completed or attempted sexual assault.

So, today’s show may be best to sit down and listen to later, together, when you can have these conversations with your daughters – and with your sons – as a family. 

Chessy Prout is a recent graduate of Community School of Naples. She’s taken her survival story to the page in her memoir, “I Have The Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope.”

She joins Gulf Coast Live with her co-author Jenn Abelson, a reporter on the Boston Globe's Spotlight team.