Over the past few years, bullying has become an epidemic with deadly consequences.
Newspaper headlines scream for justice as our youth fight for survival; a fight they sometimes lose.
Rae of Hope: Stories from Survivors is a collection of real stories, written by real people who have suffered at the hands of bullies. In each story, contributors dig deep into their own painful memories, to vulnerably expose their horrors with the hope that their survival will inspire others to fight.
This collection includes contributions from across Canada, the US and UK. Read stories of bullying survivors, including submissions from Leah Parson’s, whose daughter Rehteah was bullied to the point of suicide in 2013 in Nova Scotia; Jenna Nickie, the “Warrior Mom” from Saskatchewan; Evan Wiens, who fought successfully for a gay-straight alliance within a Christian-based school district and Candace Maxymowich, a budding politician subjected to international online bullying during a civic election campaign also contributed to this project. Gina Dickason, founder of Families Impacted by Bullying shares her daughter Jade's story for the first time ever.
Along with real stories, Rae of Hope: Stories from Survivors includes vital information that could help you identify and stop bullying in your home or community.
By sharing our stories, we take back our power and are no longer victims.