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}

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}

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}

Emery Awards 2016 at Hetrick-Martin Institute

Recently, December 7th, 2016, Bullies Keep Out attended the 30th Annual Hetrick-Martin Institute Emery Awards at Cipriani Wall Street. The theme of this year’s event was Help us Imagine a better future for LGBTQ youth and the LGBTQ community. The awards celebrate the power of imagine and its leaders. Bob Harper, fitness expert and Host of The Biggest Loser, hosted the amazing event. The HMI Emery Awards honored Hollywood legend George Takei, Rob Smith, and Facebook. The night also consisted of {Read More}

Picking Up The Pieces

Anna Labor and Bellamy Young at Paley Fest   Like so many others I was bullied all through school, but it was middle school when it got really bad — all because of a rumor another girl decided to spread about me and a fellow friend. I never knew this girl very well ( I barely had any classes with her) but somehow she decided to spread a silly rumor and helped others make my life a living hell. Rumors {Read More}

Kali Hawk: One Act of Kindness at a Time

    Most know actress Kali Hawk as Trudy from the movie Couples Retreat, Kahlua from the movie Bridesmaids, Shelby on New Girl, Maggie from Black Jesus, and much more coming up. We are all very familiar with these roles from Kali. I know I am, but something that stands out even more than her resume is the beauty of what she is doing behind the scenes. I recently came across her project on indiegogo and in her words she is “working to {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}

Author Cynthia Sosa and Her Antibullying Message Through Reading

AUTHOR CYNTHIA SOSA AND HER ANTIBULLYING MESSAGE THROUGH READING Cynthia Sosa own her own childcare business and is pursuing her education in childcare development. Besides advocating for bullying her other interests are working with children and families, camping, fishing, and outdoor activities. She is happily married with three children. Cynthia is no stranger to bullying as she had personal issues dealing with the school system and her child being bullied due to being disabled, as you will hear in her in depth interview. {Read More}

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR AND BULLYING ADVOCATE CARMEN M. COLON

CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR AND BULLYING ADVOCATE CARMEN M. COLON I recently had the pleasure to speak with friend and fellow bullying advocate Carmen M. Colon. Carmen is a mother of three amazing boys, who also happen to be active members in the LGBT  community along with herself. Carmen, as well as her boys have dealt with bullying in the past and have overcome. It is truly a positive story. Carmen has been dedicating her life to helping others and youth for {Read More}

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