Once an unnamed sexual assault victim, Chanel Miller accepts Woman of the Year award — this time, herself

When she was recognized as one of Glamour’s Women of the Year in 2016, Chanel Miller watched from the audience as someone else accepted the award for her.

The victim-impact statement she wrote to the man convicted of sexually assaulting her — former Stanford University student Brock Turner — had been published by BuzzFeed and read millions of times, including on the floor of Congress. Yet she was known only by a pseudonym: Emily Doe.

A trio of actresses read Miller’s words before a Stanford professor read a statement on her behalf. All the while, Glamour reported, she sat silently in the back — her presence at the ceremony unknown to even the magazine putting it on.

On Monday, Miller was again recognized as a Glamour Woman of the Year. This time, she took the stage to accept the honor herself. Dressed in a yellow gown, she smiled while reciting a poem she had written.

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Posted on November 13, 2019 at 4:59 pm

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