Thursday, February 16, 2012

Upcoming Feature

Today I smiled... I laughed... I joked... I called my friend and didn't cry once. But underneath it all, I was screaming, crying, fighting for a way to get away from everything. I ran away from Facebook because of people, I held back tears in front of my family.

I'm telling you this because I want you to understand that what I'm going to talk about next is coming from a very personal and sensitive place...

In the next month--hopefully next week--I am going to spend a week trying to raise awareness on bullying. I'm going to be doing a series of photos on it, I'm going to be sharing stories, I want to get this issue out there. Too many people take it too lightly, to many people make jokes about it. I want to show everyone how much damage it can do, how it can destroy a life.

Please know that this is a very hard subject for me to talk about with even the people I'm closest to, and there's two reasons I'm opening up and sharing this. One, I want everyone out there to know that they aren't alone, and that there is hope. Two, I want everyone else to realize that it is something serious, something that needs to have action taken against.

Now, I would love to share any stories/advice from anyone. If you have something you'd like to share during my bullying week, email it to You may remain anonymous if you want, you don't have to give specifics. Your story may help save a life.

If there are any other photographers who want to join in on the photo series with me, I would love that so much! I will announce when I know for sure I'll be doing this, and you can share on your own pages/blogs/websites. If you do, please send me a link.

Please share this post with everyone you know, you never know who may need this.

1 comment:

MacGirl said...

I think this is such a good idea, I'm just about to email you :) Best of luck with the feature, I can't wait!