I started to look for a job again and found one at the Avenue Clothes Store. I worked there from 2001 to 2003. Later, I landed a job at the bowling alley as a party hostess. While there I began to be bullied by the staff. Not only that, they would talk about me. They even began to cut my hours. I had no choice but to seek out another job.
I found one at the YMCA. They began to treat me the same way. It feels like all my life I’ve been the victim of bullying and being taking advantage of. I understand how that feels, so I’ve dedicated my life to helping others with disabilities like me. -Christina
How You Can Help End Bullying
Support Christina in her efforts to give individuals with differential abilities a voice to safely get what’s on the inside …out while helping to stop bullying everywhere. Download The Bully Diaries which includes Christina’s story as well as stories from around the world. When you do, she earns $3 and Stand For The Silent will receive a $3 donation. Your purchase also ensures that participants like Christina can continue to access Writing for the Soul Workshop™ at no cost to them. During checkout, enter Coupon Code: christina42 to get the eBook for only $10.99. You save $1.00!
About The Bully Diaries:
Chances are that you experienced bullying in your life. Whether your experience was as a victim, a bystander or the bully, if you search your memories, you will probably find instances when bullying was a part of your life. 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.
When you are being bullied, it is hard to think about much more than getting through today. For others, there is no today. Their experience being bullied was too overwhelming, and drove them to a devastating and permanent solution to the temporary pain.
Through a community partnership with Stand for the Silent, Writing for the Soul Workshop collected stories, letters and poems from youth, teens and adults from around the world. These stories are pieces of lives impacted by bullying; written to show everyone affected by bullying that you are not alone, that you can survive the experience, that you are somebody.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales goes to support Stand for the Silent.
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Note from the Publisher:
Stand For The Silent exists as a platform that has allowed its Founders’ Kirk and his wife Laura to travel and speak to over a 1,000,000 kids in over 1,200 schools. In the photo, Kirk is pictured here speaking with First Lady Michelle Obama. The first time I met Kirk, I knew that I’d met one of the most genuine men I’d ever met in my life. He truly wants to make sure that individuals like Christina can live in a world where bullying does not exist. When Kirk shared with me how he lost his son, Ty …it changed me. -Eric L. Jones, Sr., Publisher
“Ty had a big heart and always had a big smile for everyone. He loved to hunt and help others. Ty was small for his age. Two years of being bullied was just too much for him. He retaliated against the bully and was suspended. We lost Ty on May 13th, 2010.” -Kirk, Stand For The Silent