Six Tips for Taming a Bully

Written by Jenn Sadai If you’re being bullied or have ever been bullied, the idea of taming a bully probably seems impossible. They’re relentless with their insults and abuse, so it’s hard to envision the bully being willing to stop. Although these tips won’t work on every bully, they are probably your best hope of subduing their verbal and physical attacks.   1) Sympathy Soothes – Most victims don’t realize that bullies are also insecure. They think they’ll feel better {Read More}

Interview With A Dancer

Interview by Dana Jacoviello It is a sad thing to have to say when people are so afraid to speak out on their experiences for fear of judgement or shame. The bullying stories can often lead to more bullying, but if we do not fight that fear, we are not able to help anybody else see that is OK to stand up for yourself. It is OK to speak out. It is at times we lose people for these reasons. {Read More}

A Mother’s Love: My Son Is Gay

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Many of us hear of heartbreaking stories of LGBTQ youth being thrown out of their homes and left homeless on the streets. In fact, there is a good portion of homeless youth due to this epidemic. Even as adults, the LGBTQ community is still struggling with acceptance and human rights as we see every day on the news and social media. There are a plethora of stories that we read on a regular basis. It occurs far {Read More}

Starry Magazine Lends their Voice to Bullies Keep Out

Jamie Steinberg: Managing Editor of Starry Constellation Magazine and Supporter/Advocate to Bullies Keep Out   I had the pleasure of reciprocating an interview with one of Starry Constellation Magazines own Jamie Steinberg, the managing editor. Jamie and Lisa have an online magazine that features interviews with actors, actresses, and musicians. They have become great friends and graciously offered to become supporters and lend their voice to Bullies Keep Out. You can check out Starry Constellation Magazine out on Twitter at: {Read More}

Triumph Over the Bully

Photo Courtesy of Rita Parker Rita Parker is 26 years old and Founder and CEO of Keep True, which is a non-profit organization to provide affordable and accessible opportunities in the arts for military families. This is Rita’s heartbreaking story of being bullied through school and her triumph to the successful strong woman she is today! I am proud to call her a friend and an inspiration of strength. Mark Leitao: What made you want to share your story? Rita {Read More}

Bulllying is No Laughing Matter with Mike Bocchetti

Actor, Comedian, Activist, and Bullies Keep Out Advocate Mike Bocchetti Mike Bocchetti is an individual who has not only made amazing gains in the entertainment industry through acting and being a comedian, who most know from the Artie Lang show, but what some might be pleasantly surprised to know is that he is also a big advocate for bullying in all forms. I was so happy to connect with Mike through Bullies Keep Out when him and his partner Ken {Read More}

Michael Raymond-James Stands Strong

Actor and Bullies Keep Out Advocate Michael Raymond-James Michael Raymond-James is not only an actor who has played memorable roles in popular shows such as True Blood and Once Upon a Time, but he is about so much more when it comes to causes and charity. In the few short moments of speaking with Michael on bullying and hate, it was evident how close to his heart this cause was along with advocating in general. It is amazing how we can read this {Read More}

Meet the Face Behind Spirit Day

  I recently had the pleasure of connecting with a wonderful young woman named Brittany McMillan. I am not sure how many actually know this, but Brittany is the founder of Spirit Day for GLAAD. At such a young age she has created this day that goes viral every single year from celebrities to companies to anybody who wants to join and show their support. If you are on social media, then you see the impact this day has as {Read More}

My Story by Anonymous

A Story Submitted by Anonymous with permission I wanted to share part of my story regarding my experience of bullying. At primary school I got bullied because I’m partly deaf. I used to have to wear hearing aids and a hat all the time. My bullies would take my hat off my head and knock my hearing aids out, call me names, and once pushed me in the local stream. Only one person ever stood up for me. I became {Read More}

Author Aimee Salter on Every Ugly Word

I recently had the pleasure of connecting with author of “Every Ugly Word” Aimee L. Salter. Aimee resides in southern Oregon with her husband and son. She is a writer of teen novels and the occasional adult, who much like herself, still holds on to that inner high-schooler. Over the years, Aimee has embraced those dark moments where you speak what you are truly thinking. She is a person that will ask you those questions that you wish she didn’t ask. “Every Ugly Word” is Aimee’s {Read More}

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