By Olivia Gardner, Emily Buder, Sarah Buder
Olivia Gardner, a northern California youngster, used to be significantly taunted and cyber-bullied by means of her classmates for greater than years. information of her bullying unfold, finally attaining teenage women from a neighboring city, sisters Emily and Sarah Buder. the ladies have been so moved through Olivia's tale that they initiated a letter-writing crusade to aid carry her spirits. It was once a young gesture of team spirit that trigger an overpowering chain response of aid, encouragement, and love. In Letters to a Bullied woman, Olivia and the Buder sisters proportion an inspiring choice of messages that arrived from throughout America—the own, frequently painful remembrances of former pursuits, remorseful bullies, and sympathetic bystanders. Letters to a Bullied woman examines our nationwide bullying epidemic from a number of angles and views, and contains sensible advice from bullying specialist Barbara Coloroso, writer of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander. notwithstanding addressed to Olivia, the letters communicate to all youth who've been bullied, provide suggestion and wish to those that undergo, and supply a serious warning call to all who've ever been enthusiastic about bullying.
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Extra resources for Letters to a Bullied Girl: Messages of Healing and Hope
I had a lot of “friends,” but none of them close because I didn’t want them to ﬁnd out my secret. I ﬁnally went into a recovery program when I was 27 years old and participated in a twelve-step program. You are young and have the WORLD ahead of you. Know that you are not alone and that you can be anything you want to be and that no one is “better” than you. I bet you have a warm, loving, and forgiving heart. That is something special; not many people have that gift, hold onto it. And bless the two Buder sisters for their love and compassion, and your mother for raising you to treat others in such a way.
I feel very guilty that I never supported or stood up for someone the way these two sisters have. Being a bystander to bullying is almost as bad as doing it, because if you remain quiet, it seems like you support what is going on. Good luck. Your story has taught a lot of kids the right thing to do. ’” Dear Olivia, I, like many others, was bullied in school. I was taunted about everything. The hair on my arms, the style of clothes I wore, my hairstyles, everything. Teasing and bullying is never justiﬁed, and I believe the reason why I was singled out was because I threatened these insecure people somehow.
Dear Olivia, I just saw your story on the morning television, and I cried. It brought back so many painful memories. I’m a 48-year-old woman who was bullied and abused in high school. I attended a high school made up of mostly very wealthy families, and then there were “the farm kids,” the ones whose parents didn’t own a beautiful house on the lake, who didn’t get trips to Europe or new cars for graduation. I know just how you feel, as I was taunted for being a “farm kid” and my heart breaks for you.