Suzy Favor Hamilton is a three-time Olympian, seven-time U.S. National Champion, and record nine-time NCAA Champion track and field athlete. She is also a former escort and the author of the NY Times bestselling memoir, Fast Girl – A Life Spent Running From Madness, which details her complex life shaped by anxiety, depression, and mania while living under the façade of the all-American girl.


This is an adapted version of a piece that originally appeared on Suzy Favor Hamilton’s website.

A couple of weeks ago, a Twitter follower gave me a heads up about an upcoming episode of Law & Order: SVU that appeared to mirror my story, at least the Vegas part. The preview I watched reinforced what was comingthe episode revolved around a female Olympic pole vaulter who had been sexually assaulted while secretly escorting. Cringe.

My inbox was filled the day after the episode aired with messages asking me about it, and whether I was consulted by the show’s producers, paid royalties, etc. I can tell you, this all came out of the blue to me. No involvement whatsoever. I also can tell you, I could not bring myself to watch the show immediately. Flat out, the whole thing triggered me heavily. I’m not sure the show’s producers, writers, and actors think of that kind of stuff. [READ MORE]

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