How Lana Parrilla Helped Change Alex’s Story

Written by Alex Marie Hora with permission to post. Recently Alex wrote into us to share a heartwarming story of how she changed her story, with help from Once Upon A Time actress Lana Parrilla. – Founder/CEO Dana Jacoviello Hello Bullies Keep Out!! Love your organization, and I think you guys are awesome. Here is my story! Lana Parrilla changed my life, but more important she saved it. A few years ago I was in a very dark time in my {Read More}

Dark Drowning: A Story of Depression

Written by Lola White When the opportunity came up to write a blog post for BKO I jumped at the opportunity. I had a clear vision in my head of what I wanted to tell people, and what experiences I had and wanted to share. However, when it came to putting words to paper I hit a brick wall. It’s a daunting concept, to expose yourself; putting parts of yourself you are not comfortable with out there for the world {Read More}

Taking a Stand When It Matters

Written by Jenn Sadai The world is full of keyboard warriors and online activists hoping their voices will change the world. They tweet and post their missions, but may not have the courage to act when personally confronted with the problem. That’s normal. I was the same way until recently. It’s easy to preach what you know is right, but it is a lot scarier to actually act upon it. Recently, millions of women stood up for the rights of {Read More}

Woman vs Woman

Normally, I love social media and feel blessed to be a part of a positive and vocal worldwide community. In the past few years, I’ve met many strong and empowering women on Facebook and Twitter.  I’m inspired when I see these women supporting and encouraging one another. I was exceptionally proud of those who chose to get involved in the women’s march, because millions of women put outside their personal differences and agendas to support the universal rights of all {Read More}

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}

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right!

Written by Jenn Sadai I’m embarrassed to admit the horrific level of bullying that is happening in my own backyard. I’m from a relatively small city in Canada that only makes the national news when we do something awful. Our most recent shame was a viral video of teenagers verbally and physically abusing a nineteen year old woman with special needs. If you’re not aware of the video evidence of this particular bullying incident, it went viral due to the {Read More}

12 Steps to Maintaining A Positive Mind

Written by Dana Jacoviello Life is not always easy. It is probably anything but; however, we always can choose to take a more positive outlook. We do have a choice. We can choose to keep a negative frame of mind or we can choose to  try to see the best in what life throws at us. In something bad there always comes good. If you look deeper at situations, you will see. It took me a while to notice things {Read More}

If You Don’t Have Something Nice to Say…

Written by Jenn Sadai I find myself reciting those words, “Be the Bigger Person,” in my head quite often. So many people, especially on social media, are quick to judge and attack without warning. Although my intent is always to spread kindness, I am opinionated about politics and social issues that affect the world we live in. I openly share my thoughts on certain subjects and it’s never my intention to offend anyone who disagrees with me. However, having a {Read More}

The Fight is Not Over

Written by Dana Jacoviello I know many are feeling lost, hurt, angry, scared, upset, and a plethora of other emotions. No matter what the outcome from this election, it does not mean we stop fighting. We just do it harder. We do it with even more passion than we already had to begin with. The change that came about in the past, we all did that working together as friends and allies. We made our voices heard, and we can {Read More}

We’re at War with Ourselves

Written by Jenn Sadai Our world is at war. We’re fighting each other on every front. From segregation and discrimination to racially targeted murders, from gender inequality to domestic violence, from religious activists to deadly terrorists, the battle grounds are spread worldwide. This is the reality of our world. Every country feels they need to protect themselves from every other nationality. We’re told at a young age, we must fight to preserve our way of life, our freedom. Society has {Read More}

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