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Anti Bullying Link Up Submissions for the FG Link Up!

I know I said that I would have this completed by Friday, but poor Blake broke his nose a week ago and went to the Doctor yesterday to have it reset. By 6:00 at night I came down with a horrible headache, so we both set up camp on the couch last night and watched “The Hangover.” Apologies to anybody who follows me on Twitter, who was subjected to hilarious quotes from the movie all night, but Allen is one of my favorite movie characters OF ALL TIME.

From 2:00-4:30 today, I sat in a local coffee shop and reread all of the submissions for the Anti Bullying link up. Honestly, I expected two or three people to participate, but every day for the past week I’ve received submissions! A few of them had me tearing up (publicly) and I was able to relate in one way or another to all of your stories. It is my greatest hope that somebody out there will stumble upon your posts and also relate to them

It’s official, I have the COOLEST readers in the world!
We should all be making up secret handshakes.

I did my best to keep up with tweeting about the submissions all week, and sifted through my comments and emails to make sure that I included everybody’s blog posts on anti bullying. If for some reason you joined the link up, and I missed your submission below, send me a virtual slap to remind me about your submission.

Seriously, if I missed you, shoot me an email with the link to your blog post.

If you would STILL like to participate, that’s totally cool. Everybody is welcome.  Maybe you were busy moonlighting as a superhero. I get it. Saving the world sometimes surpasses blogging. Maybe you wanted to wait until you could read other people’s awesome submissions before feeling inspired to write your own. Either way, write about your experiences or your thoughts on why spreading the message of anti bullying is so important, grab the button for the campaign on the bottom of the original anti bullying post, and I’ll be happy to add you to the link up.

If you didn’t participate, I wholeheartedly urge you to read some of the stories written by those who did. Perhaps their bravery and openness will inspire you to join the movement. They wrote about everything from personal experiences with bullying to watching their loved ones becoming victims to bullying. Some of them are past bullies who have new views on their actions, and some of them found creative ways to share their message with us.

I hope everybody has a fantastic weekend, and keep spreading this positive message. Together, we can make a change!

http://www.losingtheshadow.com/2012/04/speaking-up.html Losing The Shadow wrote, bravely, about her experiences being bullied through puberty. Nobody should ever have to hear the things that were said to her, or go through the things that she went through.

http://nikilee30.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/bullying/ Nikilee writes about being on the outskirts of the popular crowd, and still witnessing and experiencing bullying. Her post proves that bullying effects every group of people. She has worked on student placements and volunteered in schools, and has seen the same type of bullying that I have seen working in schools as an English teacher.

http://kayjer.com/2012/04/stand-up-against-bullying/ Kayjer was a tomboy growing up (hollerrr, girl! I feel you. Elastic ankle sweatpants fo’ life…Orrr was that just me?) She struggled with dental problems and was harassed all through junior high school. Read her story about discovering her identity and sense of self in the midst of being bullied.

http://lolosofocused.wordpress.com/2012/04/14/sticks-and-stones-can-break-my-bones/ Lolosofocused not only talks about the true severity of body image harassment from her own experiences, but confesses to bullying and not putting a stop to it. This type of self assessment and honesty is crucial to stopping the bullying plague.

http://missfoureyes.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/anti-bullying-link-up/ Missfoureyes discusses her own personal experiences with being bullied by the popular crowd, and tells the story of a girl who was stripped down to her underwear and publicly laughed at. These instances of bullying are beyond inappropriate. She also created a pretty sweet anti bullying visual!

http://reesubmerged.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/romantic-bullying-a-part-of-the-anti-bullying-link-up/ Resubmerged talks about how her experiences with romantic bullying have altered the way that she views relationships as an adult. Her post shows that bullying affects its victims long past graduation day.

http://meetkristenlavallee.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/grey-skies-are-gonna-clear-up-put-on-a-happy-face Kristen discusses her experiences being bullied, and then being punished by the teachers who were supposed to be protecting her. It became so bad that she begged her mother to let her change schools.

http://elgieonthebus.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/bullying/ Elgie writes an extremely empowering message to anybody who has been bullied. Remember, you are NOT worthless, and you are NOT alone.

http://clownonfire.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/bullying/  Le Clown’s story about his son being bullied is both endearing and an important lesson in listening to your children. Parents, take notice. Being open, listening, and genuinely caring about what your children are experiencing is SO important.

http://danceinrain.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/bullying-why-its-important-to-take-a-stand/ Lists the a few ways that sharing your bullying story can save a life!

http://huntingforbliss.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/letters-to-my-hypothetical-child-part-one/ Another participant who displays the immense amount of strength and understanding that every parent should have. Listening to your children is one of the most important keys to picking up whether or not they are being bullied.

http://theartistryofthebipolarbrain.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/inspirational-triggers/  This blogger discusses that bullies and abusers isolate their victims to make them suffer, and ridicule them to make them feel worthless.

http://25andfly.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/956/ Becca from 25toFly opens up about watching her close friend being cyber bullied. Cyber bullying is every bit as damaging as face to face bullying.

http://tobefrankblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/bullying-is-wron/ Frankie’s heartbreaking story of being “dumped” by her friends shows us that bullying starts at a young age. Standing by and allowing bullying to take places is just as ostracizing as being the one who orchestrates the bullying.

http://afirstimpressionblog.com/2012/04/18/taking-a-stand/ Jamie of A First Impression participated in a completely unique (and totally kick butt) way. Jamie is going to school to be a school counselor, and came together with her classmates to illustrate a message for her future students. Thanks for being so creative, Jamie!

http://dorkydivaduo.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/bloggers-making-the-world-a-better-place/ A classmate of Jamie’s who also participated in creatively spreading the message of anti bullying.

http://fatheadfollies.com/2012/04/19/bully-for-you/ Fatheadfollies talks about the different ways that she and her husband deal with bullies, having come from different backgrounds.

http://discoveriesinaletterbox.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/cornered-and-criticized/ Discoveries in a Letterbox discusses the importance of accepting different tastes, and not bullying those who like different things than you do. Hipsters, UNITE, liking something before someone else does not mean you’re cooler 😉 but for serious, we all have different tastes, and that is a beautiful thing.



  1. clownonfire says

    This was an amazing initiative. Congrats, and I’m happy to have seen this many bloggers take part into it.
    Le Clown

    • Thank YOU so much for taking part. I loved your submission, it was heartwarming to see a parent really listening to their child. Cheers!

  2. I Learn something new every day! A link up! And what a worthwhile topic!! Thanks for giving people the chance to be heard and matter even more!

    • I KNEW I was forgetting somebody! I will add it RIGHT now, to the very top! So sorry. I went through them all and I was like…there is no way I didn’t forget one! xo

  3. That is really attention-grabbing, You are an overly professional blogger. I’ve joined your feed and stay up for in search of extra of your wonderful post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks

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