Fashion blogger and designer Chiara Nasti printed the hateful comments she received on social media onto toilet paper. When life gives you lemons, make toilet paper. The 19-year-old Italian fashion blogger, stylist, and designer was sick of reading negative comments on her social media accounts, so she put them where they belong: in the toilet.
Bullying is a heartbreakingly persistent problem in the U.S. — one that the current FLOTUS, Melania Trump, has pledged to battle on the cyberfront. According to WOWT News, Raeann Dabney, 10, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was held down and drawn on with a permanent marker by two of her fellow Titan Hill Intermediate School students. Dabney says she was riding the school bus when the girls asked if they could write on her face and she said no. But the two allegedly proceeded anyway, writing “loser” across Dabney’s forehead, and scribbled other things on her face.
Tim Hadley, principal of Pekin Community High School, noticed a student, Jackson, was getting taunted for shaving his head. The 11-year-old had chopped off his blonde, shaggy locks in honour of his grandfather who was battling Mantle cell lymphoma. Teacher Paula Pollock filmed the incident and posted the video on Facebook where it’s since gone viral, attracting over 100,000 views and 530 reactions.
A teen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who claims to have been the victim of a sexual assault at the hands of her cheerleading peers, has now filed a lawsuit against her high school. She says authorities, who were supposed to protect her, chose repeatedly to invalidate her experience and the humiliation she experienced in its aftermath. The girl, who is known only as B.P., was on a trip to Phoenix to attend cheerleading camp when members of her squad ganged up on her while she was showering and proceeded to take nude pictures and video of her against her will.
Talles de Oliveira Faria makes a bold, empowered statement at his graduation ceremony from Brazil’s Aeronautic Technology Institute of the Air Force recently.
Like any parent, Sonia Buckley wants the best for her son, Billy. Hoping to raise awareness of children with “non-visual” disabilities, Buckley’s posted a video online pleading with the school and parents to give her son a second chance. In the six minute video, Buckley reads a letter that she wrote to the school, which she claims they refused to read or publish.
One mom may have taken things a little too far after learning that her daughter had been bullying girl at her school who was bald because she has cancer. With more than 13 million views, the video of a mom shaving her daughter’s head has been making the rounds on Facebook — many parents chiming in to give their opinions on whether this mom’s actions were fair or way too harsh.
Jana Shortal was reporting on the 1990 kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling, whose remains were recently discovered, when a newspaper columnist called her out for wearing skinny jeans. Who was more inappropriate, the reporter or her detractor?
Sailor Brinkley Cook is tired of being compared to her mother. Christie Brinkley’s 18-year-old daughter, Sailor, just posted an Instagram picture of Internet comments along with a very long caption that, in summary, told everyone to stop criticizing her and putting her in competition with her mother. Sailor, who is signed to IMG Models and is attending Parsons School of Design this fall, claims she’s been flooded with negative comments about her looks and college choice.
Handing her daughter a tube of toothpaste, Gardner asks her to squeeze the contents out onto a plate. Gardner explains that the toothpaste is a metaphor for the young girl’s words and that once they’re out there, they can’t be taken back. “You will remember this plate of toothpaste for the rest of your life.
It’s a matter of fact that a female body grows and changes throughout a life. Gigi Hadid could write a book about it — but she’s settled for an Instagram post.
(Facebook/Humans of St. Catharines) Meet the Humans of St. Catharines, Ont. Inspired by the popular Humans of New York Instagram account, Humans of St.
Frustrated, she took to Instagram to speak out about the body shaming. ALSO SEE: Expectant mom shuts down pregnancy body shamers by comparing bumps with Tess Holliday “Since the beginning of my pregnancy I’ve struggled with what others think is OK to say to me,” she writes. She describes how commenters immediately expressed their opinions of her body, saying things like, “Your body will never be the same,” “You need to eat more your baby is going to malnourished,” “How’s my fat friend?” and “Good luck getting back to pre-pregnancy.” But the one comment that really pushed her over the edge was, “You’re chubby, I’ve never seen you chubby, it’s funny!” A photo posted by Kayleigh Kelley (@kayleighkelley) on Jun 18, 2016 at 12:25pm PDT While Kelley isn’t naive to how much her body has changed over the last nine months – she regularly posts side-by-side comparisons of her pre-pregnancy and current body – she doesn’t think it’s OK that others feel it’s their place to comments on her body. “That was the last of what I could handle on the way home with my husband I started crying (which is SUPER rare for me),” she says. “Since when did it become OK to say things like this to people, pregnant or not.
A teacher in Birmingham, UK, has used a simple, powerful trick to teach children about the grim effects of bullying. On Tuesday evening, she posted on her Relax Kids Tamworth Facebook page about a lesson she’d taught children about the devastating impact bullying can have. To start with, Dutton explained how her lesson revolved around two apples.
Back in April we were introduced to Corey Maison, a 14-year-old transgender girl who was professionally photographed to bring awareness to bathroom rights. Partnered with High Dive Heart and shared by The BULLY Project, the video shows Maison in the girl’s bathroom holding up cue cards that tell her story.
Sending your kids off to school is difficult enough as a parent, but imagine finding out that while at school, they’re being bullied to the point where they end up in the hospital.
Milla Bizzotto trained for nine months — five days a week for three hours a day — to get in fighting shape for BattleFrog24, a race designed by Navy SEALs.
Watching backstage as the models strutted confidently down the catwalk clad in the boldly patterned outfits she’d designed, Egypt Ufele couldn’t help but feel proud. Egypt Ufele, or ‘Ify’ as she prefers to be known, was first inspired to start designing after being bullied about her weight at school.
Joan Smalls might not be the only person who’s licked Beyonce, but she’s the first to lick and tell. The supermodel was lucky enough to play backup dancer to Queen Bey in the super sexy video for Yonce—her self-titled surprise album— and in this episode of I Yahoo’d Myself she has one word for it: “Heaven.” The 27-year-old powerhouse has turned heads on countless runways (with and without her Victoria’s Secret wings), topped Forbes’ highest paid model list, landed glossy covers like Vogue, Elle, and Vanity Fair and collaborated with True Religion jeans on two consecutive capsule collections. “So it was a little bit of bullying, but at the same time it gave me thick skin and a good sense of humor.” As the official prankster of the Victoria’s Secret crew, Smalls says, “ I hide from them, scare them and record it.
Best friends Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson started an anti-bullying campaign together. What have been your own personal experiences with bullying?
The Toronto Police force is taking a stand against bullying, but it’s not in the way you might expect. Their unconventional approach involves hot pink hair and Twitter—and kids are paying attention.
Jetta Fosberg is gaining support for her cause on Facebook. Ten-year-old Jetta Fosberg of Ohio just cut her long blonde hair into a pixie cut, donating 14-inches to Wigs for Kids. “It was a really big surprise,” says Jetta, who has now missed almost two weeks of school from the issue. “Usually my friends are really supportive, but they were saying I was ugly, that no one likes me anymore, and calling me names like Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.” Jetta’s mother, Heidi Fosberg, waited a few months to be certain her daughter was sure about getting the drastic haircut.