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West Chester, Pennsylvania 

The posters read:

For too long all I heard from myself was… judged, helpless, dumb, inadequate, scarred, FAT, damaged, ugly pale skin, unrealistic, crazy

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Now, I am empowered, healing, perfect me, unique, strong, beautiful, happy, hopeful, free, intelligent, loved, a dreamer, creative, fighter

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The poster reads:
I no longer require your PERMISSION to LOVE myself! 
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The poster reads:

I no longer require your PERMISSION to LOVE myself! 

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Rochester, New York

The posters read:

I couldn’t control how your words affected me then, but I can now…

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You have NO power over my happiness and I have never felt better.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

The posters read:

At school, I masked what was at home: abuse, family addictions, and more…People forget to acknowledge what background others…

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come from. I was bullied but proud… I resorted to music and had written the song Her. I TURNED PAIN into beauty. Her is a song I wrote during my junior year of high school where a classmate talked me out of suicide during those harsh time I mentioned above. The school was obligated to get social workers, police and teachers involved. NO ONE helped or listened and threatened to put me in foster care; also, to put my family against each other in court. Things were bad and being made fun of with words and laugher did not help at school. THIS GIRL talked me out on FACEBOOK, but had avoided me wanting her advice and support in person, she saved my life that night. Things didn’t work out with me wanting a friendship, I’m not SAD or MAD. I’m grateful (Though she could’ve…

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given me closure after saying she was open to a friendship. BUT that’s NOT THE POINT, BECAUSE OF BULLYING and that experience with Her, I’m stronger, I inspire and relate. Her has gone on radio stations across the states, I received acknowledgement on newspaper/blogs and impressed a Grammy-award winning producer enough to take interest in me for his own label! What I’m trying to say is this: NO MATTER THE EXPERIENCE, how bad or good it is, always try to take something positive out of it. When the experience with Her didn’t work out, I didn’t sit there and sulk in my own sadness, I did something meaningful and spread awareness through music. I could’ve done nothing and be vengeful or hateful… BUT that’s not the way because you only end up hurting yourself more! RESPECT those that are there for you, those that give you a reason to be motivated and make you work to prove people wrong. This is my story. I respect, I’m strong and I’m helping other people. These experiences of where I am now have arose from my past. I’m not ashamed or want you to feel sorry. 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The poster reads:
After torturing me in school for years, you told an inconceivably insensitive joke about a dead baby in the middle of class. 
His 2 days on earth meant more than your life ever will.
Christopher, I’m sorry I wasn’t strong enough to stand up for you and our family that day. TODAY, I AM.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The poster reads:

After torturing me in school for years, you told an inconceivably insensitive joke about a dead baby in the middle of class. 

His 2 days on earth meant more than your life ever will.

Christopher, I’m sorry I wasn’t strong enough to stand up for you and our family that day. TODAY, I AM.

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Champaign, Illinois
The poster reads:
Thinking of the way you treated me makes me sick.
So thank you for the daily reminder to treat everyone I meet with kindness and respect
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Champaign, Illinois

The poster reads:

Thinking of the way you treated me makes me sick.

So thank you for the daily reminder to treat everyone I meet with kindness and respect

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The poster reads:
"for months you told me how annoying and stupid your FRIEND "Gina" was. 
little did I know, “Gina” was ME.”
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The poster reads:

"for months you told me how annoying and stupid your FRIEND "Gina" was. 

little did I know, “Gina” was ME.”

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The poster reads:
Just because I stayed silent when you made fun of my race, didn’t mean I enjoyed it. I didn’t know how to stand up for myself. I’m different NOW. I am empowered.
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The poster reads:

Just because I stayed silent when you made fun of my race, didn’t mean I enjoyed it. I didn’t know how to stand up for myself. I’m different NOW. I am empowered.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
The poster reads:
You would slant your eyes and tell me my opinion was WORTHLESS every time I opened my mouth.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

The poster reads:

You would slant your eyes and tell me my opinion was WORTHLESS every time I opened my mouth.

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