What An “Evil Queen” Taught Me About Living With BPD

Written by Kendall Claire           Trigger warning for brief references to self-harm and trauma It’s not uncommon for people to feel connected to fictional characters they see aspects of themselves in. It’s also not uncommon to recognise traits we’d like to embody in the characters we love. Whether art imitates life, or life imitates art, it is always possible for us to learn from characters and experience personal growth as a result.  The character who has {Read More}

Face Forward LA 2018 Gala La Dolce Vita: Hollywood Steps Out for Domestic Violence

Written by Dana Jacoviello The 9th annual Face Forward gala of the year was held on September 22, 2018 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and what an event it was. Everything that it was hyped up to be, was certainly delivered. The theme this year was La Dolce Vita, which translates into ‘the sweet life’ in Italian. The theme and ambiance of the entire night was embraced fully from the music to the food. The night began with talent arriving {Read More}

Hollywood Comes Out To Support Face Forward LA

Written by Dana Jacoviello Hollywood stars took a stand against domestic violence Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 to support the 8th annual Face Forward Gala presented by Ethiad Airways at the Taglyan Complex. For those who might not be familiar with Face Forward LA and what they do, they provide help and healing along with pro bono reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other cruel acts of crime and violence. The organization was founded by Deobrah Alessi and {Read More}

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}

A Walk in the Park for AIDS Walk New York

  As an advocate and supporter for many causes I was more than excited to participate in the AIDS Walk New York on Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Central Park. I had the pleasure of enjoying this with a great friend of mine Tommy Geraci. The weekend was filled with gorgeous weather and good company. We spent the weekend representing NOH8 Campaign on Saturday by doing a photo shoot for equality & the LGBT community, and then we also walked {Read More}

A Story of Courage and Hope

La Bella Vita (The Beautiful Life) Presents: A Story of Courage and Hope – Meet Jen Jen is 33 years old, and has worked for the same company for 12 years. When she is not at work she is home reading, writing, and working within the community known as The Ugly Ducklings. She is constantly doing her best to get involved and advocate for various causes. She feels privileged to be part of something that can become even bigger and {Read More}

A Chat About Fandoms, Ships, & Much More

A chat about bullying, causes, support, Once Upon A Time, Fandoms, Ships, and much more with the initiative/project/campaign Ugly Ducklings, Inc. Both Marie and Erin are the co-founders of Ugly Ducklings Inc. Erin is very passionate about helping young girls and women to discover their true worth, as well as being in charge of the products. Marie is the one behind the UDucklingsInc. Twitter account and the creative process of the movement. Part of the profits of their products go {Read More}

Creating Change Through Short Films

I have written about Joshua M. Ferguson and Florian Halbedl and their amazing work before. These two talented and beautiful souls and BKO supporters are making a mark in short film by directing, producing, and writing some incredible projects that signify hope, change, love, and awareness. They look to fight against discrimination and spread their love of cinema that sends a very strong message. They look to advocate by any means possible, and bringing a personal and in-depth film that viewers {Read More}

Whispers of Life by Joshua Ferguson and Florian Halbedl

I recently connected with two incredible individuals on an amazing path of advocacy for bullying and the LGBT community along with spreading messages of hope and love through their story and film Whispers of Life. Producer Joshua Ferguson and Director Florian Halbedl have created a short film titled Whispers of Life that I highly recommend everybody check out and support in any way you can. I have and so has BKO (Bullies Keep Out) They have also blessed me with their support. {Read More}

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