BEATING THE FINAL BULLY

As promised earlier today here is my friend Lizzi with her bully post.  Her story serves as a reminder of how important our jobs are as guardians and the village as a whole.  We can’t protect our children from all the bad things that can and will happen but we can do our best to…

LET ME LOVE YOU ANYWAY…

Today I am very happy to host my closest friend Lizzi and her blog post on bullying. BUT FIRST… I want to start your day with a poem we wrote several weeks back.  I saved it because I love the message and feel it represents a wonderfully compassionate attitude.  We all have moments when we need…

BUILDING FROM BULLYING

On March 20th bloggers from all over the world will be blogging under the topic BUILDING FROM BULLYING with the hashtag #1000Speak.  We as a community understand the damage that occurs to both those who are bullied and the bully themselves and we want to make a difference. OUR WORDS MATTER!  We share our experiences…

DROWNING IN HER WORDS

This is the kind of story that prompted me to host the topic on “Bullies”.  This girl is beautifully brave and I hope you hear what she has to say.  Her voice is only going to get stronger with our support.  Help Courtney share her her message, her voice! DROWNING IN HER WORDS by Courtney…

BEING BULLIED IS NOT YOUR FAULT

Today’s guest is Jake with Routine Dreamer.  I found him one day when I was trying to find a younger point of view.  I loved his blog and the things he chose to write about.  I love his attitude and his perspective.  Truly an inspiring teen! BEING BULLIED IS NOT YOUR FAULT by Jake at…

SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO LEAVE

I have featured this writer here before because I love her.  I love her in a YOU MUST READ HER STORIES kind of way. Helena is no stranger to bullying, is a survivor of child abuse, and has been a witness to abuse.  I want you to know how amazing I think Helena is. I…

SORRY, MAN

Much like my anonymous guest yesterday, my guest today still has very strong feelings about the bullies from his youth.  Matthew Krause is very honest in this post and I think maybe he doesn’t realize the STRENGTH and POWER that he wields by choosing peace over violence. You can find more from Matt at StorytellerMatt.…

BULLIED UNTIL BROKEN

The person who wrote this post wanted to remain anonymous; feelings like this are not easy to own.  This post is as emotionally raw as you will read in my series this month.  It is a testimony of how bullying can have a long-term effect on a person.  I should also point out that this…

FROM BULLIES TO BUSINESS

I don’t have much of an introduction because Stephanie Yuhas says it all so much better.  She is truly an inspiration and tells a powerful story about overcoming bullies by finding her own voice, and it is a very powerful voice indeed. I do want to include an excerpt from an interview she did for…