Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Today is Pink Shirt Day

Since this cause is one that is near and dear to my heart,
and since my work lies in Bully Prevention,
I leave you with this. 

These kids are awesome.

To find out why this cause hits close to home,
feel free to read this, this and this.
I'll be back wearing my pink shirt.

-Cassie

YouTube originally seen on Poppytalk

11 comments:

Tiq February 23, 2011 at 6:57 AM  

Yes they are amazing !!

Ann February 23, 2011 at 8:13 AM  

This was perfect Cassie!! I had not read your story from Sept.about your experience. It was so powerful Cassie... I am so glad you posted it again. I commented after it so i won't say it all again here except that you have such a gift for writing and you have an incredibly important story. Thank you so much for sharing!! If you don't mind I am going to share it with the counselors/principals at some schools. Bless you and big, big hugs!

A Serenade for Solitude February 23, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

Ann- Please do share. Thanks!

Ana* February 23, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

Good to know, I will slip in a pink t-shirt once I get home.

I hope you're having a great day, xo

Princess and the Pea February 23, 2011 at 1:35 PM  

When I was 9, I started a new school and I was bullied by a teaching assistant at my school. She did everything she could to make my life miserable, she once forced me to go abseiling on a school trip - I was in tears because I was afraid of heights but she said why should I not have to do it when all the other kids had to, I was nothing special. When I told my mum what happened and she reported it to the head of the school this woman just lied through her teeth and said I'd made it all up and was not to be trusted. This lined her up for telling more lies about me - the school and my parents just thought I was a trouble maker. She was always getting me in trouble, saying that I had been rude or disrespectful to her. She even told the other kids that i had said things about them and that i thought i was better than them which alienated me even further. None of it was true and I have no idea why she did it to me.

I often think about her and the way she made me feel for two years till I moved to big school. It has moulded the person I am now, I'm very uncomfortable in face to face situations with people I don't know and I'm always really worried about what people think of me.

I wish there would have been someone like you around for me then and I wish it wasn't too late for me to do something about her now.

Sorry for the long comment, what I'm trying to say is, you are doing a wonderful thing. X

Connie February 23, 2011 at 1:37 PM  

Babe, I cried all the way through all of these--the video and your three postings. This is such a huge issue, and none of us can let it die until we make a difference. Glad to see that Mindy has seen your writings about this and that, hopefully, she knows she played a big part in your being able to survive the torment because she was one of the few who had to courage to stand with you. (I don't look down on your other friends who fled, though, because it was so very ugly to be on your side.) I've said it before, and I'll say it again--you've come a long way, Baby! Love, Mama

Erin February 23, 2011 at 4:40 PM  

Standing with you Cass! Love the video!

Kimbirdy February 24, 2011 at 11:49 AM  

this is so great! i wish i was working at a school this year so i could work on this with kids. also, i wish i knew about this last year when i WAS working at a school with kids! it really is awesome. thanks for sharing!

A Serenade for Solitude February 24, 2011 at 2:33 PM  

Kat--a message to you very soon. Your story is very troubling. I am sorry that you had to deal with such an experience. Truly wrong. xx

feeling-brave-again February 24, 2011 at 8:28 PM  

Thank you for doing this! Bullying has damaged so many lives and needs to stop. This is so awesome - you are making a huge difference!

Toyin O. February 26, 2011 at 11:55 AM  

Thanks for sharing, you are bring an important topic to light.

“You must write every single day of your life... You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads... may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ― Ray Bradbury
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