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Chanel Miller Says 'Know My Name,' As She Reflects On Her Assault By Brock Turner

At points, it is hard to read Miller's devastating, immersive memoir and breathe at the same time. Miller is an extraordinary writer, with her sharpest moments focusing on her family and their grief.

Editor's Note: This review includes graphic descriptions.

Her name is Chanel Miller.

For four years, she has been known publicly as Emily Doe, "an unconscious woman," or simply, "Brock Turner's victim." In her memoir Know My Name, she wants to set the record straight: "I am a victim, I have no qualms with this word, only with the idea that it is all that I am," she writes. "However, I am not Brock Turner's victim. I am not his anything."

In 2015, Miller was sexually assaulted by Turner on the campus of Stanford University. Two Swedish graduate students were passing, which went instantly viral when it was published by BuzzFeed.

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