Stanford rape survivor breaks silence in powerful Glamour essay

Glamour named her a "Women of the Year."

The sexual assault survivor "Emily Doe" wrote an inspiring essay for Glamour.
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Glamour has named "Emily Doe," the woman who was sexually assaulted by Stanford student Brock Turner near the university last January, as a Woman of the Year in honor of her courage to speak up during and after the high-profile case earlier this year. Glamour lauded the impact Doe's willingness to be outspoken in the face of trauma had on not only survivors, but also in inspiring legislation to better the lives of survivors of sexual assault.

In her essay for Glamour — her first public statement since the letter she read to Turner in court was released in full at BuzzFeed in June — Doe spoke about her life after the case, noting that she was considered "a best case scenario" for a sexual assault case, given the breadth of evidence against her attacker. But "if this is what having it good looks like," Doe wrote, "what other hells are survivors living?" (Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail.)

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