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My Anti-Bully Dear Teen Me letter. #OneVoice Against Bullying

Dear Teen Me, I know you have no safe place—not at home being abused, and not at school being bullied. You are an easy target: shy, scared, jumping at touch, not looking people in the eyes—the marks of someone who’s … Continue reading

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I’m Proud To Be Part of #OneVoice Campaign: An Anti-Bully Project With Entangled, Dear Teen Me, and YA Authors

So many teens are bullied every year–and it affects their self-confidence, happiness, mental health, and overall wellness. Sometimes it takes lives. I was bullied as a teen, and between the bullying at school and the abuse at home I had … Continue reading

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I’m appearing at the Less Than Three conference in St Louis, Missouri this weekend because…

I think that it’s by speaking out about painful issues that we help bring healing for us all. I want there to be more kindness in the world, more compassion and understanding—and my way to do that is to speak … Continue reading

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My new YA fantasy Parallel Visions is now up on Amazon & Kobo for $2.99!

My new YA fantasy Parallel Visions is out! In Parallel Vision, Kate sees visions of the future and the past–but only when she has an asthma attack. To save her sister and a suicidal classmate, Kate must trigger more visions–but … Continue reading

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Cartoon Network To Address Bullying

Cartoon Network is working to educate kids about bullying with their new original documentary Speak Up, which will air Sunday, March 18 at 5:30pm, then at 8pm, commercial-free. It is part of their Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign to help … Continue reading

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It’s National No Name-Calling Week!

It’s National No Name-Calling Week from today (Jan 24) through to the 28th! It’s important for everyone to think about bullying and how it can impact us, but this week also has a focus on lesbian/gay/queer victims or homophobic bullying, … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield’s It Gets Better video for queer youth & anyone thinking of suicide

You’ve probably seen or heard about the It Gets Better Campaign in response to all the recent gay suicides resulting from homophobic bullying? I hope you have, any way. I know what it’s like to be bullied, abused, and hated–and … Continue reading

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Ellen DeGeneres’ moving message on recent gay teen suicides

If you have not yet seen the moving video message Ellen DeGeneres made about lesbian/gay bullying and the recent gay teen suicides, please watch this. It’s so important that we speak out against oppression when we can, and that we … Continue reading

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