Today all across the romance genre authors are taking a stand against bullying. Here at TBRG we are joining in that stance.
Bullying is something that I feel very strongly about. Not because I was bullied or because I was a bully but because my son was bullied.
When my gorgeous sensitive son was in the 2nd grade I went to his classroom for his holiday party. Because there was a shortage of chairs my son had me sit in his chair. There was a new girl in the class (most of the kids had been together since kindergarten) she rather rudely asked him whose that white woman? When he said my mom she told him no I wasn’t because he is black and I am white. The teacher overheard and then had a lesson on adoption and how every family is different. This however didn’t stop this little girl ( a fact we didn’t discover till years later in therapy witht this same child). Every chance she got she told him he wasn’t with his real family and that we couldn’t and didn’t love him because I’m white (DH is Hispanic and M2 is a mutt of ancestry but has brown skin). This caused him so much hurt and grief he acted out violently towards me. It took us years and three years of therapy to undue the damage this little girl did. This is me and M1 during the time he was being bullied.
I saw this on FB as well. The leader of the LDS church in a message to all the Young Men and Men said That every woman deserves and needs to be told she is beautiful. A group of young men took this to heart and made a video to be presented to the young women of their church. I love the message this video gives.
Bullying is something I feel very strongly about as well. Going through school My older brother was bullied because he was different. Tall and skinny poor guy couldn’t gain weight to save his life. I find that there are many people willing to judge people because there different. All through school I worked to try to explain to people that all people are different. Different shapes, sizes, different skin color even different disabilities. ~Helen
Please stop by these other sites today and share your bullying story.
Mandy M. Roth Yasmine Galenorn Lauren Dane
Michelle M. Pillow Kate Douglas Shawntelle Madison
Leah Braemel Aaron Crocco NJ Walters
Jax Garren Shelli Stevens Melissa Schroeder
Jaycee Clark Shawna Thomas Ella Drake
E.J. Stevens Ashley Shaw Jeaniene Frost
Rachel Caine Kate Rothwell Jackie Morse Kessler
Jaye Wells Kate Angell Melissa Cutler
PT Michelle Patrice Michelle Julie Leto
Kaz Mahoney Cynthia D’Alba Jesse L. Cairns
TJ Michaels Jess Haines Phoebe Conn
Jessa Slade Kate Davies Lynne Silver
Taryn Blackthorne Margaret Daley Alyssa Day
Aaron Dries Lisa Whitefern Rhyannon Byrd
Carly Phillips Leslie Kelly Janelle Denison
Graylin Fox Lee McKenzie Barbara Winkes
Harmony Evans Mary Eason Ann Aguirre
Lucy Monroe Nikki Duncan Kerry Schafer
Ruth Frances Long Julie Chicklitasaurus