From Giving Up to Triumph

Written by Jenn Sadai My story starts with a less than perfect childhood that led to a far from perfect romance. I was 17 when I met my first boyfriend. We both made a lot of mistakes throughout our teenage years and we’re committed to creating a better future together. He was an absolute sweetheart for the first two years until his own life started to spiral out of control. His best friend shot himself, and than his girlfriend. A {Read More}

Marine and Army Vet Takes On Bullying And Suicide Awareness

Interview by Dana Jacoviello James Salsman, a Marine and Army Vet, actor, cancer survivor, and one of our Bullies Keep Out advocates sat down to chat about his extensive experience with bullying and suicide awareness. Check out what he had to say below: Dana Jacoviello: To begin, have you ever personally experienced any form of bullying or any form of hate in your life? James Salsman: Yes, I was bullied as a kid growing up. I was bullied from elementary {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}

Dear Abuser, Or I Could Say Mom

Written by Anonymous For years I wondered what would I say to the woman who gave birth to me if I ever had the chance to release my feelings and emotions completely. What would I say to the biggest bully in my world. Would I yell and scream? Probably not, because that is what she did for years. I prefer normal and calm conversation, but by association, I did fall into that for a while years back. I tried my {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}

Dark Drowning: A Story of Depression

Written by Lola White When the opportunity came up to write a blog post for BKO I jumped at the opportunity. I had a clear vision in my head of what I wanted to tell people, and what experiences I had and wanted to share. However, when it came to putting words to paper I hit a brick wall. It’s a daunting concept, to expose yourself; putting parts of yourself you are not comfortable with out there for the world {Read More}

Meet the Face Behind Spirit Day

  I recently had the pleasure of connecting with a wonderful young woman named Brittany McMillan. I am not sure how many actually know this, but Brittany is the founder of Spirit Day for GLAAD. At such a young age she has created this day that goes viral every single year from celebrities to companies to anybody who wants to join and show their support. If you are on social media, then you see the impact this day has as {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}

Joshua Reid-Davis Lends his Voice to BKO

I recently connected with Joshua Reid-Davis through a good friend. In not knowing him that well as of yet, I decided to do just that. I find him to be quite interesting and a beautiful person. I look forward to working with him and getting to know him better myself. I am grateful to have him join Bullies Keep Out as a supporter and lend his voice and advice to the fight against all forms of bullying and hate. Please take {Read More}

Mark’s Story of Hope

PLEASE BE WARNED STORY IS INTENSE AND A BIT GRAPHIC AS IT TOUCHES ON SUICIDE!!!   MARK’S STORY! I sat at my desk at work with no plan ahead. The idea just popped in my head at an instant. I couldn’t take anymore of my life. The past few weeks I fell into a deep state of depression. I lost all hope of a resolution to my angst. I didn’t want to hurt the one I spent the last 10 {Read More}

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