Monday, August 22, 2011

Dear Bully: Blogger Edition-Sharing Your Story

Dear Bully: Blogger Edition is a project that was started here at The Crazy Bookwork. The project is to promote the amazing concept of the novel Dear Bully which is a collaboration of stories from 70 various young adult authors, who share with us their personal experiences with bullying. The project is also to bring awareness to bullying and to contribute to the end of it. You can participate, too. If you have a story you would like to share, or if you would like to just share some kind words to victims of bullying, you can do that also. You can remain anonymous.
To learn more or if you are interested in participating, you can do so HERE




This story comes from: Anne Bennett

I've always dealt with weight problems. Often as a child I would be teased by other children about my weight. Instead of it making me want to lose weight, i would go home and stuff my sad, mad feeling with food.


As a teacher I often notice that it is the child who has a weight problem how is most often picked on by bullies most. I even had a girl who dropped out of school because of it. It broke my heart. Yet, it is a very difficult issue to address without drawing attention to the persons weight.

Only acceptance and love can be a catalyst for change.

Anne's Message to victims of bullying: If you, too struggle with weight issues and find yourself at the butt end of many "jokes", seek out a friend or a professional who can talk you through your feelings rather than stuffing your feelings with more food.  Ultimately food as a friend will also disappoint you and you'll find yourself more isolated than before.

Anne's Final thoughts: I am so delighted that this site is here.  It is important to talk about the real results of bullying. A boy from my school committed suicide last year and he was both a bully and bullied.  He dished it out but then fell to pieces when the bullying was turned on him.  It was tragic all the way around. Many, many students had horrible feelings of guilt because they knew that they had contributed to a senseless death.


Thank you so much for sharing your story, Anne. "Only acceptance and love can be a catalyst for change." I hope that one day, people understand that. That it is ok to be different. Nobody should ever be bullied for who they love, what they wear, how they look, or what religion they believe in. Nobody should be bullied, period! Thank you for your final thoughts. The reason I decided to do this was to promote the amazing concept of the novel Dear Bully and to contribute to the end of bullying and the senseless tragedies. Nobody's self worth should ever be challenged.

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2 comments:

  1. Great information, thank you for sharing

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  2. Thanks for posting my story and I hope that others will contribute to this important project. I really like this video. It contains an important message to stand up for a victim of bullying: they will remember you forever.

    Anne
    My Head is Full of Books

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