Posts in category "bullies"

A Cautionary Tale: Choosing The Right Side of History in America

The following short story is a work of fiction. It features entirely fictional characters and is based on true events in America. It is subtle at times. After all, you can still walk into the grocery store and see row after row of food. You can still go to the movies and marvel over the... Read more »

The Disturbing Reason Kids Are Playing "13 Reasons Why" On Snapchat

For several weeks, I’ve been planning to write a piece about “13 Reasons Why“, the viral Netflix series that has swept the country’s teens. The riveting series is based on the book 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and it tells the tragic story of Hannah Baker, a teenage girl who commits suicide and posthumously... Read more »

How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees

How Adoption Is A Metaphor For Refugees
This morning, I was talking with my thirteen-year-old about how a ban on refugees is a metaphor for a ban on adoptions, particularly adoptions from foster care. “How was I like a refugee?” my daughter asked. “Do you think you wanted to leave your first home?” I asked her. “No,” she answered. “You had to... Read more »
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Dear Internet, Have Compassion and Be Kind To The Graves Family. It Could Have Been You.

Dear Internet, Have Compassion and Be Kind To The Graves Family. It Could Have Been You.
I remember our family’s vacation at the Grand Floridian hotel at Disney World. We went there with my parents as a special treat seven years ago, when my daughters were then ages five and two. I remember my two-year-old, scampering around the lagoon and the beaches of the hotel, as two-year-olds will do. Yesterday, the... Read more »

Join the Pop Culture Hero Coalition at C2E2 to End Bullying!

CHICAGO (March 18, 2016) –  The Pop Culture Hero Coalition is making a stand for heroism in real life at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. The first-ever 501(c)(3) organization that uses the phenomenal popularity of TV, film and comics for real-life heroism, the Pop Culture Hero Coalition stands against bullying, racism, misogyny, cyberbullying, LGBT bullying, and other forms of hate. The Coalition... Read more »

Chicago Trump Rally Shut Down: Being On The Right Side Of History

Chicago Trump Rally Shut Down: Being On The Right Side Of History
CHICAGO Friday, March 11, 2016. Due to the presence of thousands of protesters, tonight’s Trump rally in Chicago was called off. As of this moment, there are no reports of anyone being hurt or injured. UPDATE:  After Trump’s campaign (not the Chicago police) called off the rally, there were some clashes between Trump supporters and... Read more »
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Out of Bounds, A Play About Teenage Bullying: Free Public Performance in Skokie Tonight

From Out of Bounds: What happens when you can’t protect your own kid from the cruelty of their friends? A National Theatre Project Award Winner, the public performance of Out of Bounds confronts the effects of cyber-bullying from a school parent’s point of view. When Allison and her teenaged daughter, Amy, move back to the town where... Read more »

To Bullied Kids, With Love From New York Comic Con

To Bullied Kids, With Love From New York Comic Con
What an amazing weekend the Pop Culture Hero Coalition had at New York Comic-Con.  In addition to our panels and workshops, we had a booth on the main floor of the con.  We invited fans to write messages of support to kids who are being bullied at school.  I take the notes with me after... Read more »

Top Ten Steps You Should Take To Respond To Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is an issue that affects us all: grown men and women, teenagers, tweens, and even children. It can eat up a shocking number of mental and physical hours each day, especially given the amount of time we spend with screens. No one is immune. Whether you are a female gamer, a celebrity, or just... Read more »
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Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2014: Star Wars Is For GIRLS Too

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day 2014: Star Wars Is For GIRLS Too
On Friday, December 19, 2014, we invite you to celebrate the fifth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Here’s how you can celebrate: Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related on December 19. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a... Read more »