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.