Posts in category "501st Legion"

Photo Contest Winners from Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who participated in the Fourth Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2013, an event to celebrate antibullying and geek pride while also donating a toy to a child in need! I asked people to send me their photos from the day, with the promise that I would... Read more »

Could we ask two strangers to serve as witnesses for our same-sex wedding?

We are in the final days of Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and in the spirit of hope and acceptance, I am sharing the following guest post with you.  May the Force Be With You as you follow your joy. By Sherry In October of 2011, Stacy and I had been together for 18 years. We... Read more »

Bullied Wins Another Award! Just in Time for San Diego Comic-Con’s First Anti-Bullying Panel!

Bullied Wins Another Award! Just in Time for San Diego Comic-Con’s First Anti-Bullying Panel!
Score one for the good guys. For all those fascinated by the endless variations in the epic fight of good versus evil, Comic-Con is a story-lover’s dream.  There is no limit to the interpretations of baddies versus goodies. This year, Comic-Con will take the abstraction a step further – in addition to exploring the struggles... Read more »
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San Diego Comic-Con to feature Anti-Bullying Panel!

San Diego Comic-Con to feature Anti-Bullying Panel!
Have you or someone you love been a target of bullying? Join this life-changing discussion on how to overcome bullying, and learn strategies to create witnesses and allies out of bystanders. SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON END BULLYING! RESPONDING TO CRUELTY IN OUR CULTURE Sunday, 7/21/13, 4:00p.m. – 5:00p.m., Room: 4 NOH8 makes its first-ever Comic-Con appearance,... Read more »

Miami News Station Local 10 Called Out for Cyberbullying the Star Wars Fans

I awoke this morning to a slew of private messages on my Facebook page, all from members of the incredible charitable organization, The 501st Legion.  Apparently, a number of news stations were running a cruel photo gallery with pictures of fans from a recent Star Wars convention, and each photo was paired with a mean,... Read more »

Star Wars Celebration VI - the MOST Fun Part of the Bullied Book Tour!!!

Great costumes everywhere
What a pleasure it was to attend Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando!  I was only able to be there on Thursday, but it was long enough to see that the event was a huge success. The costumes were stunning; the attendees were enthusiastic, and the Force was everywhere. I spoke on a panel with... Read more »
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Two Kids, Two Passions – Glad We Took Two Cars to See Star Wars

Two Kids, Two Passions – Glad We Took Two Cars to See Star Wars
It’s a good thing we took two cars. Annie Rose insisted she wanted to come with us to see the Star Wars movie.  I thought I might have to leave Episode One: The Phantom Menace early, because I was concerned that four-and-a-half-year-old Annie Rose would be frightened of Darth Maul. She and I did end... Read more »

You Have To Hand it to the Geeks

You have to hand it to the Geeks.  They know how to have a rocking good time. K and I just returned from Seattle, where we attended the first-ever GeekGirlCon.  In case anyone doubts the need for a con devoted solely to the female population, consider the fact that the con was sold out and... Read more »

R2D2 cake and spaceship cake for Katie the Star Wars Girl

The finished R2D2 cake!
September 10th is Katie’s birthday.  Last year, two months after she turned seven, she was taunted at school for being a Star-Wars-loving girl, and the geek community gave her a ton of love and support.  This year, when I asked her what kind of birthday cake she wanted me to make, she replied without hesitation,... Read more »
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Star Wars and Bullying: The Makings of an Educational Film

Star Wars and Bullying:  The Makings of an Educational Film
For several months, I have been in talks with the folks at [Motivational Productions](http://www.motivationalpro.org/about.htm), a Texas-based company that is the largest producer of Character Education videos in the U.S. They are in the process of shooting a new video called Stand Together about bullying prevention, and the video will be seen by school children across... Read more »