On April 25th founder, Shakia was invited to Norwich Tech High School to address bullying amongst the freshmen girls. Read what she has to say regarding the opportunity
” I was asked to come speak to the female students of Norwich Tech High School again. However, this time it was to only the freshmen. This class reportedly was having difficulty with bullying. As I began to prepare my speech I thought to myself “what could I say to these bullies that they hadn’t heard before? What could I say that would make them realize that bullying is hurtful, bullying is harmful, bullying is deadly.” Then I realized that that is giving the bullies too much power. If at the end of my talk the bully doesn’t buy what I’m selling then their victims continually are subject to bullying. The victim never had a say. So, on that day, I decided to speak to the ones who have the real power; power they often give away. I spoke to the victims. I spoke to the victims and explained that they should not BEG, BLAME or BOW OUT. For those who heard the speech knows what that meant. Unknown to me, the assistant principal was sitting in on my talk. After she came up to me, shook my hand and stated “Wow. That was dynamic. You are a dynamic speaker and I love how you framed your speech. ”
LET’S STOP GIVING THE BULLIES THE POWER AND INSTEAD ENCOURAGE THE VICTIMS TO KEEP THEIR POWER.