be heard. be believed. be supported.

know and exercise your rights 

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

- Jane goodall

I Have the Right To

"I Have the Right To" is the battle cry for all of us to protect our rights as human beings, and to be heard, be believed, and seek justice for wrongs against us and loved ones. It is all of us uniting as one to seek a life free from aggression and sexual violence.  Here you will find a forum to share and be supported: support for those who want to speak out – where to get legal services from professionals who care and understand what you are feeling - and a multitude of ways to share, be heard, and feel the strength of all of us. You are not alone!

Chessy Prout Story

In 2014, Chessy Prout was a freshman at St. Paul’s School, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire, when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. Chessy bravely reported her assault to the police and testified against her attacker in court. Then, in the face of horrific backlash from her once-trusted school community, she shed her anonymity to help other survivors find their voice. One person at a time, Chessy built a circle of survivors who took a magnifying glass to the institutions that turn a blind eye to such behavior and a society that blames victims rather than perpetrators.  Chessy writes about her experiences in her memoir I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope. Learn more at

#IHavetherightto Bill of Rights

#IHaveTheRightTo find my voice and to use it when I am ready. #IHaveTheRightTo be called a survivor, not an “alleged victim” or “accuser”. #IHaveTheRightTo spend time with someone and be safe. #IHaveTheRightTo say NO and be HEARD. #IHaveTheRight to not be shamed and bullied into silence. #IHaveTheRightTo not be isolated by the crime against me or by people who want to shame me. #IHaveTheRightTo name what happened to me because being sexually assaulted is never excusable or “complicated”. There is no perfect victim. #IHaveTheRightTo be happy, sad, upset, angry, and inspired anytime during the process of my healing without being judged. But most importantly, #IHaveTheRightTo stand with you.


By contributing to "I Have The Right To" you are helping an organization that exists to believe, support, and assist all survivors of unwanted assault and abuse.  We are a community and we are growing.  Be a part of our compassionate cause to show everyone they are not alone. They have the right to!