Around 1:30pm on Sunday, a little over 48 hours ago, I posted about my past as a survivor of bullying in light of the recent events with teens, especially with gay teens commiting suicide. Because of Dan Savage's It Gets Better mission, I decided to do one of my own.
My call to action was to have 500 people comment on my post, and people came out in droves. Plus the amount of people who tweeted, posted on their own blogs, message boards and got the word out was outstanding. By the end of the week, my post will have been read by 10,000 people.
Knowing that one teen or even an adult who's feeling worthless and suicidal based on bullying has read your stories on how it got better for you, and has decided that it will get better for them, was well worth it.
Pat yourselves on the back, you all deserve it because you've proved that life does get better and there are kind, sweet and understanding people in this world who outweight those small-minded, heartless, and cruel people.
Thank you... it just got even better!
And if there is anyone who needs someone to listen to them, where you feel your life is hopeless and you have no one you think you can turn to, you can always email me at KatiebabsgATgmail.com. I've been there, and as I said it before, I'm living proof that IT DOES GET BETTER!
One song I love to listen to when I feel the need to be uplifted is Jonny Diaz's "A More Beautiful You". The lyrics really speak to me, and perhaps they will to you, as well.
There could never be a more beautiful you
Don't buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful you
So turn around you're not too far
To back away be who you are
To change your path go another way
It's not too late you can be saved
If you feel depressed with past regrets
The shameful nights hope to forget
Can disappear they can all be washed away
By the one who's strong can right your wrongs
Can rid your fears dry all your tears
And change the way you look at this big world