Power to Empower: Chessy Prout on her Journey towards Activism and the Importance of Allyship for Survivors
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Author and Activist Chessy Prout joined the new episode of the Vital Voices Podcast series: Power to Empower with host Alyse Nelson to talkabout her journey as a survivor of sexual assault and how critical the allies around her were as she and her family worked through the draining process of seeking justice. Chessy reflected on the importance of connecting with and encouraging other survivors to assert their most important, basic rights – and how those connections drove her to use her voice so that other survivors know that they are not alone.
In this episode, Chessy shares how - through her journey of activism and advocacy, she’s learned what meaningful allyship looks like to support survivors. She and Alyse spoke about the big impact it makes knowing that leaders believe in survivors, and the value of partnering with advocates from high level to ensure survivors’ voices are heard.
To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book,Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower,edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline.
Host: Alyse Nelson.
Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.
Producer and Editor: Sofi Ibrahim
Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.
Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)