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The short stories, art and poetry collected in Removing Chains Child of Abuse are from survivors of human trafficking, child abuse and bullying. These powerful stories allowed those who submitted them to experience writing and art as therapy. They give hope to the survivors reading them that they are not alone and they too can recover.
When you are being bullied, it is hard to think about much more than getting through today. For many of us, these experiences have defined us and shaped us. Our experiences made us stronger, and helped us become who we are today. For others, there is no today.
My name is Love, and I'm a student at Jacquet Middle School. When I joined Writing for the Soul Workshop™, I simply wanted to learn how to make money promoting my story. But when I was offered an Internship, I realized that I could do so much more to help kids like me that have … Continue reading Love Bizzell is making an impact!
No Child is Born Bad I was born into a single mother family, just me and my mom. I was always alone. Alone to deal with my traumas by myself with no guidance. Life put me through the ringer very early in life. At the tender age of just four-years-old, I was two feet tall. … Continue reading I’m a survivor, and here’s my story.
Nonprofit organizations impact our lives and our communities. In fact, statistics show that more than 80% of the population will access services provided by a nonprofit organization in their lifetime. If you doubt that number, think about all of the different nonprofits that provide community outreach in specialized areas –like organizations that provide car seats, … Continue reading The Key to Nonprofit Success? Sutainability.
Vietnam veteran John Mulligan was a homeless "shopping cart soldier" in San Francisco's North Beach, a man wracked with flashbacks and numbed by post-traumatic stress disorder. But his life took a turn during a veteran's writing workshop conducted by noted author Maxine Hong Kingston. Mulligan, now a 53-year-old novelist, left the workshop so elated he … Continue reading Writing for the Soul Workshop™ for Families
As an advocate for the disabilities community in St. Louis, Christina Hune understands the devastating effects of bullying first hand, and how important it is to end this cycle of abuse. When Stand For The Silent partnered with us to collect memoirs, art and poetry for The Bully Diaries, Christina saw an opportunity to share … Continue reading How Stand For The Silent is impacting the disabilities community in St. Louis, Missouri
By the end of my fifth grade year, I was really beginning to hate school because I was being bullied. I dealt with kids calling me names, and calling me out of my name. The thing is, I had not said or done anything to them for them to be saying the things they were … Continue reading Dreading School by Jakyia
Would it surprise you to know that those who witness bullying may be more impacted than those who are victims or those who bully? According to the American Psychological Association, “Students who witnessed acts of bullying were more likely to report greater psychological distress than those students who were bullies or victims, according to the … Continue reading Bullying Prevention Awareness: Bullying Hurts The Bystander Too