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}

You Are Enough: A Look Inside Conversion Therapy

Written by Kendall Jordan Conversion therapy. You may or may not have heard the term before. Essentially, it’s a form of religious therapy that endeavours to change any non-heterosexual individual into a heterosexual, though it’s been widely discredited as a genuine therapeutic tool in recent years. It involves a series of intense, and usually shame inducing practices, and is incredibly damaging – to the point that it’s often referred to as spiritual abuse. One case in Australia involved a young {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}

Fear & Violence In America

Written by Jenn Sadai As a Canadian who’s never owned or seen a gun in person, I’m baffled by the gun culture in America. The only people I personally know who own guns are either police officers or hunters. The thought of owning a gun for personal protection seems extreme and unnecessary. In the United States, there is said to be more guns than there are people (Washington Post, 2015/10/05) and the main purpose for gun ownership is self-defense. A {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}

Bullies Keep Out Bullying Assembly for U.E.S Elementary School Gallery with Doreen Taylor

Bullies Keep Out had the pleasure of not only speaking at our first bullying assembly at U.E.S. Elementary in New Jersey, but we also were able to partner up with one of our celebrity advocates Doreen Taylor (award-winning pop/adult contemporary singer-songwriter). Doreen is also a personal friend of mine as well who I adore, with her own heartbreaking story of bullying. Doreen is highly active in the cause and always willing to do what she can on her part. We {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}

Starry Magazine Lends their Voice to Bullies Keep Out

Jamie Steinberg: Managing Editor of Starry Constellation Magazine and Supporter/Advocate to Bullies Keep Out   I had the pleasure of reciprocating an interview with one of Starry Constellation Magazines own Jamie Steinberg, the managing editor. Jamie and Lisa have an online magazine that features interviews with actors, actresses, and musicians. They have become great friends and graciously offered to become supporters and lend their voice to Bullies Keep Out. You can check out Starry Constellation Magazine out on Twitter at: {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}

Bulllying is No Laughing Matter with Mike Bocchetti

Actor, Comedian, Activist, and Bullies Keep Out Advocate Mike Bocchetti Mike Bocchetti is an individual who has not only made amazing gains in the entertainment industry through acting and being a comedian, who most know from the Artie Lang show, but what some might be pleasantly surprised to know is that he is also a big advocate for bullying in all forms. I was so happy to connect with Mike through Bullies Keep Out when him and his partner Ken {Read More}

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