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.
Behind the scenes pic from my @nylonmag shoot yesterday talking about life, food, film, writing, the @wwaystation and my new song "Fly With You"!!! http://www.whosay.com/l/nBa9GJJ #waykeupthewaystation THANK YOU all for your positivity and unwavering support- it means the world to me. You're the best!!!!
THIS is how excited I am that "Fly With You" is up on iTunes! Here's the link! http://www.whosay.com/l/GFl9GAl
It's up! If you want to know a little more about my personal connection to music, check out this piece I wrote on www.ryot.org THANK YOU @ryotnews for allowing me to share, and supporting not just the song but the @wwaystation as well!
Shared the stage yesterday at #FusionRiseUp with three incredibly inspiring individuals, @dawnolivieri @irisand @brynmooser, to talk about finding and sharing your passions, using social media for social change and rejecting the notion that the exploration of different passions simultaneously can inhibit one's focus. Be the author of your own story, find things that move you and then, when you know what resonates with you, go beyond a RT, a Like, a share, a "click"...
Hello DC! We're here! We're ready! So excited to share the stage with @brynmooser @dawnolivieri @irisand @MollyDewolf at #FusionRiseUp! Turn protest into progress. Let's brainstorm together and create solutions to leave this world better than we found it! How can I help? How can you help? Let's talk! @ryotnews panel live in one hour!
Oh and here's the link to preorder "Fly With You"!!!! http://www.whosay.com/l/cuS9FFl
Only one more day until "Fly With You" will be available to download! A percentage of the sales will be used to help #SavetheWildLifeWaystation, with our fundraiser following in just a few weeks! Thank you for listening and thank you for taking the time to read more about the @wwaystation! This place is so special and it deserves to be seen - to help educate, expose and enlighten. It is absolutely essential for children to have the opportunity to learn about these animals - about nature's power and importance and about how they can contribute. The song will be premiering on @ryotnews TOMORROW along with a piece that I wrote!!!! Thanks everyone!!!
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