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I know I’m doing something good when I start getting trolls.

I know I’m doing something good when I start getting trolls. A troll posted a rainbow flag beneath a crossed-out sign on my You Don’t Deserve To Be Hurt video on Instagram.
I blocked them (which deleted their comment). It was funny because I didn’t mention #LGBTQ content in that video – although I AM always out/proud

I find it interesting that he left a homophobic comment on that video – reminding survivors and everyone that they don’t deserve to be hurt by anyone. Unless he chose randomly, that means he found something in my message threatening. Avoiding abuse & self-abuse IS political.

Because abuse keeps those with power in power, and keeps those that are oppressed oppressed. Finding ways to escape abuse, including self-abuse that we’ve been taught, is not just healing, it is revolutionary and political.

Keep taking good care of yourself!

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#selflove #loveyourself #lgbtqia
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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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Tool to help schools with anti-gay bullying

Teachers, social workers, administrators–did you know that you can order a free copy of the DVD Bullied: A Student, a School & a Case That Made History to help deal with anti-gay or homophobic bullying? It looks like a good … 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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