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Kris Ponce-Enrile pays tribute to one of her female heroes

Kris Ponce-Enrile wants you to know her name.

Kris Ponce-Enrile wants you to know her name.

When she first came across the Brock Turner sexual assault case in 2016, she was instantly heartbroken. She couldn’t take her mind off from figuring who “Emily Doe” is in the case. Then in 2019, she finally found out her name after reading the book, “Know My Name” written by the victim herself, Chanel Miller.

“”Know My Name” changed my life, and I told myself that when I go back home, I’d drive to Stanford to check out the memorial garden and just sit there,” she shared. She did get to visit recently and it impacted her a lot that she wanted to post the experience on Instagram.

“@chanelmillerknowmyname, sitting on the bench with the plaque of your victim statement gave me chills. Your courage is contagious. You are my hero. I promise, one of us will make it up that mountain, scream victory, and throw down the rope for the rest to climb,” she wrote in her caption.

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My obsession with Buzzfeed started early on, and I remember getting a notification in 2016 with the headline "Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker." I was 23 at the time. I remember how heartbreaking, how compelling, how brave this letter was. More than that, I remember wondering who Emily Doe could be. In 2019, my friend @kalihuff highly recommended this book, "Know My Name." It was so painful to read, but I couldn't put it down. I would pause to reflect and process, but quickly find myself completely immersed in her words, in her story. It resonated with me on a much deeper level than I ever expected. The truth is, Emily Doe is me, is you, or her in one way or another. "Know My Name" changed my life, and I told myself that when I go back home, I'd drive to Stanford to check out the memorial garden and just sit there. @chanelmillerknowmyname, sitting on the bench with the plaque of your victim statement gave me chills. Your courage is contagious. You are my hero. I promise, one of us will make it up that mountain, scream victory, and throw down the rope for the rest to climb. #KnowMyName #HerStory

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