*please excuse all typos and such, I’m feeling real emotional right now and am crying as I write this*
When I heard about the latest teen suicide, it took me a several days to fully deal with my emotions. I have been angry, depressed, sad, scared as hell and just plain heartbroken. I simply don’t understand how I can live in a country that has such rampant hate. While we’re supposed to be “Land of the Free” we are denying countless individuals even their more basic rights. What’s more these so-called adults are subjecting kids to this kind of prejudice.So many teens fear going to school, because they know they will be the victims of emotional and physical abuse I was damn lucky in that Cody had a strong core of friends to support him. While he did face same stupid comments and jeers, he had just as many people around him telling him that they loved him. But we all know too well that’s not always the case. So many of these kids don’t have anybody to turn to. When Cody started the first GSA at his school, he had several teens tell him that before they had the group, they felt so alone in the world.
So when I stumbled across a new Youtube campaign, IT STOPS NOW…LIKE RIGHT NOW! I knew I had to spread the message. So, watch it and more importantly, spread the message…this hate, this bullying, this ignorance has to stop!
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