Bullying Awareness Month: Diana’s Story

Written by Diana Fusella I was bullied for most of my childhood, except I didn’t even realize that’s what it was until I started reading the stories. I lead a very sheltered life as my parents were strict, so I was a bit naive to it all, I just thought that was the way things were.  At first I was bullied because of my nationality, even though I was born in Australia, my parents were born in Italy, so I {Read More}

Face Forward LA 2018 Gala La Dolce Vita: Hollywood Steps Out for Domestic Violence

Written by Dana Jacoviello The 9th annual Face Forward gala of the year was held on September 22, 2018 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and what an event it was. Everything that it was hyped up to be, was certainly delivered. The theme this year was La Dolce Vita, which translates into ‘the sweet life’ in Italian. The theme and ambiance of the entire night was embraced fully from the music to the food. The night began with talent arriving {Read More}

Why Sexual Assault is Acceptable: Do Not Let The Title Fool You

  Written by Jenn Sadai           As a woman who has been sexual assaulted by various men throughout her life, it breaks my heart that it’s more than just tolerated, it’s actually accepted. The #MeToo movement may have taken down its share of powerful men, but they were only the tip of the iceberg. Countless other well-known men have long lists of accusers, including the President of the United States, and justice is not even being {Read More}

Celebrity Activism Series: Mira Sorvino Teaches Us Why Staying Silent Is No Longer An Option

Written by Stephanie Lapointe “If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.” ― Albert Einstein When we talk about celebrity activism, there are a few different degrees of involvement from the arts and entertainment community. Some will use their platform to spread awareness of the issues they care about, others will get involved with not-for-profit organizations as celebrity spokespersons to support solutions they believe in, and there are a few who will make it part of their everyday job {Read More}

We Are All Human

Written by Lara Antoine           3 men walk into a bar; A Russian, an American, and a Mexican. They all order a beer and sit down to drink. The Russian drinks his beer first then throws it out the window. The bartender asked him “why did he throw out his beer?” The Russian said, “he had a lot of those in his country.” The Mexican drinks his beer and throws it out the window too. The {Read More}

Celebrity Activism Series: A Beacon of Hope – Lana Parrilla Shows Us The Power Of Never Giving Up

Written by Stephanie Lapointe “If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going”   When it seemed hopeless for Britain during World War II as Germany was continually gaining ground, Winston Churchill delivered a speech to inspire a military and public losing hope. His key message was simple: when it feels like we can’t keep going, that’s the time to fight harder. There is some debate whether he said the above quote, but it perfectly summarized the message he sent to Britain {Read More}

A Healing Home For Victims Of Bullying

Written by guest blogger Alejandra Roca Photo by Pixabay   With about 21 percent of US students aged 12-18 being bullied, it’s no surprise that bullying, both in schools and online, has grown into a national epidemic. The National Education Association states that more than 160,000 kids avoid school due to bullying, which just shows how devastating and traumatic this situation can be on your child’s emotional and physical well-being. A study from the University of Washington School of Medicine {Read More}

Celebrity Activism Series: Stand Up. Step in. Michael Raymond-James Fights Darkness With Love

“I often cry for people who I think (rightly or wrongly) feel that no one will cry for them.” – Michael Raymond James, Bullies Keep Out Interview (2014) Written by Stephanie Lapointe   It’s safe to say everyone’s life has been touched by bullying in some way whether it was as a bystander, a target or even as the bully ourselves. It’s a ubiquitous issue that knows no borders, has no specific language and is commonly understood across all continents. {Read More}

Emmanuelle Vaugier Takes On Bullying

Interview by Dana Jacoviello     First of all Emmanuelle, I wanted to thank you so much for being an advocate and friend here at Bullies Keep Out, and just being an incredible activist in general. We are so glad to have you part of what we do.   Dana Jacoviello: A common notion is that everybody has been on the receiving end of a bully, or has even been one, at one time in their life; however, I have {Read More}

Pride Month: Let’s Talk About Bisexual Erasure

Written by Brittany Brown           LGBTQ: This has become the universal moniker by which we identify our queer community. Most of us already know what each of the letters in this abbreviation means and can mindlessly rattle them off with little to no difficulty. But, do we properly recognize the value of the individuals in each of these subsets? Bisexual Erasure is a topic that has gained momentum and cropped up over forums and online communities {Read More}

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