I've been wanting to share this song/video on my blog for a while. Didn't get to by the end of September, but then I realized October 17th would work. Oct. 17th is "Spirit Day"., a day to wear purple to represent taking a stand against not only bullying, but also bullying against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. I don't care if you don't agree with the latter. But being someone who was bullied throughout school, I feel bullying has gotten out of control and NEEDS TO STOP. The story behind "September's Children" breaks my heart. At the worst in school, besides being made fun of, on sometimes a daily basis, I was once kicked in the face by a girl on a bus. I cannot stand bullying. And sometimes when I see teachers saying "Oh, kids will be kids" I want to shake them and make them see its MORE THAN THAT!! And if they'd take a stand, they could HELP! Bullying hurts deep!
Whatever the bullying is about, it hurts. There were plenty of times I was fully DONE with it. And wanted a way out... but I am glad I am still here and have the life that I have. IT DOES GET BETTER!!!!! It doesn't matter what the hate is about....how much money your family has, what you wear, what you look like OR your sexual orientation...Bullying is NOT OK.