It's now been over a year since Dan Savage started the "It Gets Better" project to inspire gay youth who face harassment all over the world. Since then, there's been a huge increase in focus on bullying and abuse amongst teens and in our schools. From senators to actors to musicians, everyone joined in to offer words of encouragement and inspiration.
Australian singer/songwriter Kitty Clementine is taking this idea and running with it with her "You Are Not Alone" campaign to stand up to bullying. Watch the video below and keep reading to find out how you can get involved...
Here's a description of the campaign:
Bullying exists in all forms (physical, emotional, spiritual). Currently, a huge amount of focus in the media is being directed at the bullies themselves. Even the term 'anti-bullying' is all about the bullies. I want this campaign to pull focus back to the victims. I want those who have been bullied and come out the other end as strong, compassionate people to tell their story. It's hard to talk about our pain when it is happening, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Let those who are feeling that pain now know: 'You Are Not Alone.'The more we can get the message out to kids today to stay strong during these difficult times the better.
Interested in getting involved? All you need to do is record a short video of yourself telling your story about being bullied for being different and include the phrase "You are not alone" at the end. Then email the video to KittyYouAreNotAlone@gmail.
[Image Source: Kitty Clementine on Facebook]