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.
#regram from my beautiful brother...what a great message to send into the world. I love you...more than you know. And guess what brother? We WILL be best friends forever. @NathanReed_I_am - you are the prize. Remember that :).
The first harvest. It really makes you appreciate the earth, but also makes you think about how much we consume as human beings- or how much we think we need to consume. The soil, the process of cleaning, pulling, replanting...it's a lot. All for a few carrots/tomatoes/beets. Worth it? Absolutely-but quite humbling.
Happy birthday to this beautiful soul. @christophrwood - here's to many more nights spent singing our hearts out. Your talent, your wisdom, your perspective, your kind heart, and your undeniable goofiness has been the best addition to our lives. We love you...so much. @lifeofrileyv #FourMusketeers
So proud of this! Thank you all for coming! #pswxrevolve @peoplestylewatchmag @revolveclothing
Amazing performance by Jhene Aiko at my @revolveclothing collection event with @peoplewatch #coachella #pswxrevolve
My boys. I love you. Here's to spending the rest of our lives together. I'm so proud to be your sister. #nationalsibingday
Yesterday for @intothegloss - thank you for a beautiful shoot with beautiful people.
Dear Sun. I feel you always, but this morning I really felt you. Every day you rise above- not to shine, but to exist with the rest. Your position while high isn't permanent, for every night you choose to give your place to the moon. That balance, that acceptance, that willingness to give, to share, and to leave knowing you will return the next day...that is power.
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