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Where's the Bears...? + Spirit

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 17, 2012, 2:26 AM

Spirit Day

:meow: Minnie is wearing a purple bow today. You'd all be blind not to notice that purple banner on the top of your screen.  It's Spirit Day. This is a day close to my heart. As a teen, I dropped out of high school due to bullying. Due to bullying, I ended up ill in the hospital from stress. I was beaten up and spit on. I sat at lunch alone for years. Why? Because I dressed differently? I didn't want to be in the cliques? Because I was friends with the other kids everyone picked on and refused to do the same?  To this day I don't 100% know.

And the sad thing? I had to see my daughter go through the same things, years later--at the hands of both kids and teachers. Thankfully I had options to remove her from that.

I believe that NO ONE should be bullied. Certainly not for sexual orientation, the way they dress, their beliefs, whatever.  Let's stand up and stop this.  20 years ago, I certainly wish someone was there to stand up for me.  Let's be there for them now.

What's New

:aww: Getting rid of yesterday's journal.  I'm still blue, but want to be positive. So...

:giggle: I found this recently (actually found it a long while ago and forgot about it, then re-found it recently). Really gave me a good laugh.  So, for all of you who are convinced I'm a're right.

:noes: Still behind on messages!  This weekend, for sure!  And my new Spotlight article will be up today.

And since this is just too cute, I had to share. Thanks to marcphx and stuck-in-suburbia for making it known to me!

Arts 4 Me

:bulletred: A big shout-out and thank-you to marcphx for my recent avatar.  Minnie never looked so cute and happy.

:bulletorange: Know-Kname made this adorable chibi of my Dark Flame. Isn't she cute?

Commission: Dark Flame Tooned by Know-Kname

:bulletred: Well worth the wait! I ordered a few commissions from Gwendolyn12 a while back (I've featured the others in my journal before).  I just got the last one and it's simply lovely. The mixed media is so much fun and the picture is gorgeous.

Commission.: Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill) by Gwendolyn12

:bulletorange: A huge thank-you to Endorell-Taelos for this lovely gift.  I have been wanting a portrait from the amazing NadezhdaVasile but couldn't afford one. Endorell was lovely enough to get me one as a present. This is my Sara (yes, much older) as she appears in the upcoming sequel to the cross-over When Worlds Collide.

Sara Wolff by NadezhdaVasile

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what does the color purple have to do with "Spirit day"? :?
It's just the color they chose. Probably for being "black and blue" from beatings. :saddummy:
oh ok thanks for telling me! :bow:
Infinite-Carousel Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bullying is one of the most disgusting things people do to each other though. I was never bullied, but I think I can imagine how incredibly depressing and saddening it must feel to be. I'm sorry you had to go through things like that. :heart: :tighthug:
It really is terrible.

thank you.
You're very welcome. :heart:

Hope you'll feel more positive soon, someone as caring and awesome as you does not deserve to be depressed all the time. :huggle:
bloodrose83 Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bullies suck. I was bullied too, and wish someone had been there for me. I need to find something purple today too.
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