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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

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}

Julie Caitlin Brown: A Woman To Watch

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Many know Julie Caitlin Brown for different things, but one thing that makes it all come together is that she is a woman of many trades and talents. She is much more than the entertainment business, which some may be surprised to know that are not already her fan in that arena. Julie also happens to exude love, truth, and honesty. To make a difference, and intertwine that in every aspect of her life. Julie’s fan {Read More}

BKO Advocate Actor Elliot Knight Speaks Out

Interview by Dana Jacoviello Elliot Knight is a man of many talents. This British gentleman is known for many things, but most recently his roles were as Merlin on the hit ABC show Once Upon A Time, and now he has a new hit show on CBS called American Gothic. Elliot grew up in the second largest city of the UK, Birmingham. While growing up he excelled in drama and won awards for his talents. He has performed on stage {Read More}

A Chat with Once Upon A Time’s Faustino DiBauda

                                   I recently had the pleasure to chat with actor Faustino DiBauda from the hit ABC show Once Upon A Time, who plays sleepy of the seven dwarves. Faustino also recently became a Bullies Keep Out advocate/supporter to join some of the other cast members and crew that have become advocates or supporters as well. We had a very in-depth discussion about the causes that BKO encompasses that has become such an epidemic both on and offline. Faustino brought some incredible thoughts to {Read More}

Michael Raymond-James Stands Strong

Actor and Bullies Keep Out Advocate Michael Raymond-James Michael Raymond-James is not only an actor who has played memorable roles in popular shows such as True Blood and Once Upon a Time, but he is about so much more when it comes to causes and charity. In the few short moments of speaking with Michael on bullying and hate, it was evident how close to his heart this cause was along with advocating in general. It is amazing how we can read this {Read More}

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