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.
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
Through a unique and innovative community partnership with Stand for the Silent, we adapted our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ program to give children and adults impacted by bullying a voice. The memoirs, art and poetry that we collected from around the world included the disabilities community, and was compiled in The Bully Diaries Volume I. … Continue reading The Bully Diaries Project
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
"One day I was at school. I was playing with my friend. There was a girl who bullied me. She pushed me. My friend had my back. She helped me. The next day, we was outside playing. The girl who bullied me pushed my friend. I helped my friend up, and we went to tell … Continue reading D’Vyne Allen: The Right Thing To Do
This one time I got bullied in the 4th grade by this boy named Adam. He kept messing with me, and I told my counselor. She told me to stay away from him. The next day we had a substitute teacher. I wanted to be alone, but he came over to me and kept saying … Continue reading A’Brianna McKinnie: I Know How It Feels
Our Global Community Partnership with Stand For The Silent offers a platform and a voice to children and adults that are standing against bullying by helping them get what is on the inside …out in a whole new way. Through our #writeforthesilent Project, we're collecting and publishing stories from our Writing for the Soul Workshop™ … Continue reading The #WritefortheSilent Project