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}

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}

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}

Bullying Is No Joke to Joe Gatto

You all know Joe Gatto from the hilarious show called Impractical Jokers on truTV that he does with his closest and best friends. Now in watching the show, you might not have known that Joe is actually against bullying and a big advocate for the cause. I decided to reach out to Joe after I saw that he appeared at New York City Comic Con on a panel discussing the serious epidemic we face with bullying and hate. He was {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}

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}

Creating Music With Soul

Recently I had the pleasure of connecting with Michelle Katz through a dear friend of mine. It was amazing to hear her story and the meaning behind her music. She has such a beautiful soul, and to top it all off Michelle also works in television and advocates for causes such as bullying and LGBT. The passion behind what Michelle creates with everything she does shines bright. I was able to see this in several conversations and in listening to how {Read More}

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