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}

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}

Don’t Feed The Trolls

Written by Jenn Sadai Anyone who spends a significant amount of time voicing their opinions on social media knows how it feels to be confronted by an angry internet troll. You innocently share your thoughts with the world only to have a stranger persistently argue or insult you without any direct provocation. Most often, it leads to personal attacks on your character or appearance, and the only way to get it to stop is by blocking the person. Internet trolls {Read More}

Chris Gauthier Shuts Down Bullying

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Actor Chris Gauthier is very passionate about the cause, and someone who exudes kindness and compassion. We are honored to have Chris as part of the Bullies Keep Out family as a friend and advocate to fight to end bullying and hate in all its forms. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris and get to know more about his thoughts on bullying and much more. Dana Jacoviello: First of all I would like {Read More}

Cyber-Bullying

Written by Ciara Buck Children are the world’s future, they are our future. Their minds are like sponges and they learn more than we think by watching, watching people like you and me. There is a difference in kids today and kids in prior years. That difference is not in us it’s in society, technology. Believe it or not the world runs on technology and kids run on social media. Social media and youth suicide are very much linked together. {Read More}

Cyber Bullying In Fandoms

Written By Vicki Tiller Being part of an online community is great, especially when you share the love of a particular thing and this can be anything from a television show, film, musical band, book or just about anything really. I am part of a fandom (a community brought about by the shared love of something especially in TV, music and film) who all shared the love of a particular television programme. The rewards for being part of that fandom {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}

Coming Out in Style

Mark Leitao: Friend, Advocate, and #BulliesKeepOut Supporter In my opinion by far one of the toughest things I’ve gone through in my life was coming out of the closet. Although when I came out, which was quite a few years ago and things are different now, my experiences of choosing to come out when I was younger and older several people can relate too. It took me awhile to come out of the closet. I always knew I was gay {Read More}

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