BKO Celebrity Activism Series: Clayne Crawford inspires us to #BeTheChange

Written by Stephanie Lapointe “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ― Mahatma Gandhi The truth is that many of us are born into privilege in some way – whether it be geography, race, gender –  and we need to understand what that means not only for our own lives but how it impacts others in ways we may not even realize. Poverty, injustice and inequality won’t end unless those who have privilege begin to understand the {Read More}

6th Grader B. Wright Stands Up For the LGBTQ Community & Bullying In A Big Way: She Will Not Be Silenced

Written by B. Wright I am a 6th Grader living in Florida. Over the past few years I have personally noticed a recurring issue that is unfortunately affecting countless of innocent people who don’t deserve this treatment. I had originally started this letter with the intention to present it to my peer counseling class, which is an elective class that teaches us all about kindness, how to work together with others, and basically get along in a world where not {Read More}

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}

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}

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}

BKO Celebrity Activism Series: Sean Maguire Stands Up And Happens to Things

Written by Stephanie Lapointe “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” ― Leonardo da Vinci   We’re currently living in a challenging political climate where sitting back and being an observer is no longer an option. With the popularity of social media and blogging, more diverse experiences are being shared and we’re quickly learning of the breadth of injustice in {Read More}

Judging: Why We Could All Do Better

Written by Lara Antonia   Many people think College is like High School, just worse. They are right. People attempt to become even more competitive. Our species don’t give compliments easily, and most of us want to be in the spotlight 24/7. It’s exhausting and tiring, I can tell this much. As humans, we have this natural love, passion, and fire inside of us. We are constantly trying to find the one thing that is going to make us happy {Read More}

Why Do We Need International Women’s Day?

Written by Jenn Sadai           We have the same rights and freedoms as men, right? We can vote, we can work in any industry, and there are laws in place to protect us from pay inequality and sexual harassment. On paper, things appear to be fair. Do you think it’s fair? Is it fair that my butt has been smacked or grabbed while serving drinks to rowdy men? Is it fair that the President of a {Read More}

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