Chanel Miller Exhibit Favorite 



Jan 1 2021


San Francisco

Chanel Miller is a Palo Alto–born artist and writer. She first came into the public eye as “Emily Doe,” the victim of a 2015 Stanford University sexual assault whose impact statement presented in court went viral. Miller relinquished her anonymity in 2019, when she published the acclaimed memoir, “Know My Name.” "I was, I am, I will be" is Miller’s first commissioned artwork for a museum and is on view through February 2022. The work can be seen from Hyde Street through the windows of Wilbur Foundation Gallery, located within the museum's new Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Pavilion.

This virtual tour welcomes you to explore the 75-foot vinyl mural, accompanied by the artist's own words.

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I think that it is interesting to think about Chanel Miller and her intent. She did not necessarily go out to make a difference and want people to take action, but by creating her art and expressing her grief she is creating a place of healing for all survivors. It brings to light what the aftermath of assault survivors experience and can be a way that survivors don't feel so alone. I don't think there was any intended purposeful goal in mind, just healing and speaking of her story so other's don't feel alone.


I think that, again, it wasn't Chanel millers intent or purpose, but she created art and exhibit that many can relate to.