Bullying

‘People Would Call Me Awful Names’: Devon Carrow On Living With Alopecia and How She Coped With Appearance-Related Bullying [Video]

Devon Carrow on living with Alopecia and coping with appearance-related bullying As part of our Annual Bullying Survey, we asked young people how they felt about their appearance. Our research revealed that – given the opportunity – 1 in 2 young people would alter how they looked in order to feel better about themselves, even considering

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‘School was a Very Difficult Place for me to Navigate’ – Autism, Disordered Eating and Bipolar: Joe Plumb Shares His Story

Autism, Disordered Eating and Bipolar – Joe Plumb shares his story From the very first day of school I was treated differently. Other kids didn’t seem to want to talk or interact with me and neither me or my parents understood why. I felt so alone. At the age of six, I was diagnosed with

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‘I Spent Days Crying and Hiding in the Office Toilets’ – Bullied as an adult: Susie Shares Her Story

Susie never expected bullying to happen in the workplace; here she talks about how she coped as an adult after she was bullied by colleagues I had always thought, upon leaving school, that I would cease to encounter people that bullied. I thought, once the school gates had closed for good, I would be free

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‘As a Kid I Never Thought I was a Girl, I Just Didn’t Think I was a Boy. I thought I was an alien’ – Jordan Grey

We talked to Jordan Gray of Tall Dark Friend about The Voice, transitioning and bullying DtL: Can you tell us a bit about your journey so far?  Jordan: I was probably about 19 when I realised something was up…as a kid I never thought I was a girl, I just didn’t think I was a boy.

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‘I am a Double Minority – as a Woman and a Queer Person’: We Interviewed Comedian Cameron Esposito

‘I work in a very competitive field and a field where I am a double minority – as a woman and a queer person’ – we interviewed comedian Cameron Esposito DtL: Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Cameron: I’m a standup comic, actor, writer, wife, lesbian and woman. DtL: If you could go

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The Link Between Bullying and Eating Disorders

Una Foye, Research Officer for the Mental Health Foundation on the link between bullying and eating disorders I’ll never forget the day in secondary school when someone told me my legs were ‘too skinny’ and looked like ‘something that would hang out of a birds nest’. It’s not uncommon to hear things like this as

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How I Fell in Love with my Body After People Taught Me to Hate it

Plus size style & lifestyle blogger Stephanie Yeboah on how she turned self-hate into self-love The 25th of July 2012 is a day I’ll never forget. I was alone, doubled-over in a hospital in Barcelona, violently trying to throw up the remnants of some diet pills that I’d bought online in the hopes that I’d

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‘A lot of Our Songs are About Being Your own Bully and Finding Ways to Overcome That’: We Interviewed Alicia Bognanno, Frontwoman and Guitarist of Indie Rock Band Bully

We talked bullying, music and gender stereotypes with Alicia Bognanno, the frontwoman and guitarist of indie rock band Bully Bully are a band that have quickly developed a reputation for their ferocious live shows (the Nashville Scene named Bully the top local band in its 2014 Best of Nashville issue). Their debut album ‘Feels Like’ is

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How Bullying Led to a Modelling Contract: India Haylee Barton

India Haylee Barton on bullying and her experiences as a curve model Growing up, I was bullied through pretty much my whole schooling experience; from pre-school all the way until I left. Kids can be mean, and often, they home in on the things that make you unique and different – the things, a bit later

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LGBT+ World Voices: ‘I Don’t Blame Them…’

‘I don’t blame the people that bullied me’: Anjana’s story When I think back to my school days, I always try and remember the positives. Sadly, I can’t recall many. Bullying (definition): Repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour intended to cause fear, distress, or harm to another person’s body, emotions, self-esteem or reputation. It began in primary

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