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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