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A Song About How to Be Brave and Beat Bullying

Ally Del Monte | Posted 06.15.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

There are a lot of things I have been in my life: But the thing I am most proud of, is that I decided to be Brave. Brave enough to stand up to the bullies, stand up for the bullied, and to finally, thankfully, stand up for myself.

Everybody Has a Bathing Suit Body

Ally Del Monte | Posted 06.20.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Whether you are too fat or too skinny to fit the impossible ideal of what others deems as a "bathing suit body," you can be ridiculed for how you look. Some people will say you shouldn't be wearing a bathing suit and if you do, you open yourself up to being shamed. I say: ENOUGH

Becoming Fierce

Ally Del Monte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Sometimes, people say things and they don't realize that their words can shatter others. Even comments made in jest can tear the heart out of someone else. That's what happened to Rachel Taylor.

All Bodies Are Dance-Worthy Bodies, Including Mine

Ally Del Monte | Posted 05.01.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

When I was 13 years old, I went to a dance at our local teen center and I was so excited to have a good time. I had decided to just have fun, and yes, I danced. I danced until I overheard a bunch of guys laughing at me, saying, "What is Ally doing dancing, she's so fat!"

Bullying in Politics

Ally Del Monte | Posted 04.22.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Politicians are supposed to be representative of the people they serve. Imagine, for one minute, if someone from every state in America were to stand up and say, enough, it is time for us all to #BeBrave and stand up to bullying.

How I Learned To Love Myself For Who I Am -- Not The Size I Am

Ally Del Monte | Posted 10.04.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

Some people might look at this photo and see a fat girl. I see a girl who fought many demons, dealt with many medical problems, wanted to give up on life but crawled her way back inch by inch to see that life is wonderful, and in fact, decided to# BeBrave and believe in herself.

Being Brave About Bullying

Ally Del Monte | Posted 04.06.2014 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

My high school now takes bullying seriously. Not every school does. There has got to be a way for every school, everywhere, to know this is a serious problem and it's not going away. They have to be held responsible to take action -- real action, not just placating the bullied and letting the bully get away with it.