Posts tagged "Star Wars"

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl
Allison used to love to go to school.  But two years ago, when her big sister moved on from elementary school to junior high, Allison found herself alone when she became the target of relentless bullying. Allison is eleven years old.  She loves Spiderman and Star Wars.  The other kids mock her for carrying a... Read more »

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 »

Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!

Join the 4th Annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day!
On Friday, December 13, 2013, we invite you to celebrate the fourth annual Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day, an affirmation of geek pride and a stance against bullying. Wear something Star Wars or science fiction-related. Donate a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it... Read more »
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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 »

Star Wars Fan Cruelly Targeted By Teens While Volunteering at Charity Event for Make-A-Wish

Star Wars Fan Cruelly Targeted By Teens While Volunteering at Charity Event for Make-A-Wish
It was the eve of San Diego Comic-Con, and retired naval officer Chris Cecil was doing what he loves best: dressing up as a Stormtrooper for the 501st Legion and volunteering at a charity event. Cecil was working the final leg of the Course of the Force event on Tuesday, July 16. The Course of... Read more »

Top 10 Reasons Why A Simple Blog Post Is Still in the News 32 Months Later

Almost three years ago, I wrote a blog post about my first grade daughter, who was being taunted about her Star Wars water bottle.  So simple, so common.  Nothing out of the ordinary, right? First there was this: And then there was this: The post took off and a lot of people were interested.  But... Read more »
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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 »

Happy Birthday Cleo! The First Three Years

Happy Birthday Cleo!  The First Three Years
My baby is three today!  Here is a look back at the big and small moments in the past 36 months.  Happy Birthday, my baby Cleo.  When you smile, all the world smiles with you.  May the years ahead be filled with adventure, learning, growth, love, life and joy!

The Sexy Merida Makeover: A BRAVE Six-Year-Old Isn't Buying It

The Sexy Merida Makeover: A BRAVE Six-Year-Old Isn't Buying It
UPDATE: In response to public outrage, Disney has removed the sexy Merida from its website and replaced her with the original Merida, which is a start.  The problem is that the changed Merida will still appear in mass-marketed future toys, books, and accessories, as part of a special edition. Child media experts Dr. Robyn Silverman,... Read more »
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Victoria's Secret: My Daughter Does Not Need a Thong that Says "Call Me" on the Crotch

Victoria's Secret: My Daughter Does Not Need a Thong that Says "Call Me" on the Crotch
I have spent months trying to find a collection of Star Wars underpants featuring strong female characters such as Princess Leia and Ahsoka Tano for my tween daughter.  I’m still looking. If my tween were in the market for, oh, say, highly inappropriate sexy thongs, she would be awash in options, such as the new... Read more »