As the sister of an incredibly bright young man who happens to be entering his first year of high school, I'm going to take this one step further and say this:
Kids are not bullied just because they don't have "cute" clothes, they aren't considered "pretty", or popular, or because they're "shy". Kids are simply bullied. So yes, I encourage you to use your voice if you witness a bully, but I also want to take a second to acknowledge that if you are someone who is being bullied, it doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. Kids will find a way to dissect and criticize one another without any reason other than fear. Fear of what they don't understand, what they feel threatened by, and fear of what is different. So be different. And stand tall. Just because kids have been brought up to believe that is an acceptable part of growing up as they figure who they themselves are, does not mean we can't shine a light on what a huge issue this is and put a stop to it.
On my way to the Gala in Miami where I am so excited to be receiving The Humane Society of the U.S.'s Inspirational Award! I'm also unveiling my brand new ad campaign to stop breed-specific-legislation all across the country. Check out the behind-the-scenes video from my shoot at HumaneSociety.org/BSL ....Also, I may or may not have a very handsome date that wanted to come along and present my award :) Shhhhhh!
Good morning from us...
Hey universe...thanks for listening. I'm learning to do the same... HAPPY SUNDAY! We're sending love your way.
Update!!! AMAZING NEWS!!! BOTH of the boys I posted about were rescued!! Patrick and Keenan just left the shelter- rescued by two amazing women who deserve a major THANK YOU! I wish I could hug you both! Jade Newton you are an angel and I know you will love that sweet boy with freckles! He is a bit of a barker but I'm sure he was just trying to talk to everybody passing by his cage so he wasn't forgotten! And Diva Pitbull Rescue thank you for taking a chance on Keenan! He is worth it! You guys do amazing work and I'm so grateful for people like you! Thank you to everyone who reads about these babies, for using your voice and saving lives from your living room. The fact that we are all so connected through the touch of a button is what inspires me to keep fighting for these kids because I know I have your help. My heart is so happy right now! I love you guys!
@ShaneBitney you are a true leader! You inspire the world with your passion, your story and your heart! We love you! Your voice is heard! Your truth is heard! Your journey has been difficult but it has impacted so many, causing people to look inward at why they are filled with such hate and judgment. If the goal is love then you are already there :)
#tbt two nights ago in our kitchen singing songs with @KatGraham moments before we started our own version of funny or die shorts switching off playing Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus
One more day! Bid on my signed #LindtGOLDBUNNY to support @AutismSpeaks @Lindt_Chocolate #ad http://www.whosay.com/l/NTlakyU
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