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The Day I Stopped Hiding From Bullies

Ashley Allen | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Ashley Allen

How could I go back and face that lunch table with no ally, no disguise, no excuse to hide behind? I was always hiding, and I suddenly realized I was sick of it. Why should I hide, I thought, when none of this is my fault?

'Star Wars' Fans Start A Tradition That Will Help Bullied Kids Gain Confidence

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents

Forget “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” A real-life Stormtrooper suit is currently making the rounds amongst girls who need it -- and the ...

Once Called 'World's Ugliest Woman,' Inspirational Woman Now Creating An Anti-Bullying Movie

AP | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In December 2013, she inspired millions with her TED Talk. Now Lizzie Velasquez, once called "the world's ugliest woman," hopes...

Labeled 'World's Ugliest Woman,' Motivational Speaker Turns Hate Into Love

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Lizzie Velasquez is one of three known people in the world who suffers from a rare syndrome, which prevents her from gaining weight and has caused bli...

Teaching Children How to Navigate Failure

Sarah Walton | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Walton

My job is to work myself out of a job. To teach my kids not to need me. And as much as that doesn't sound fun, I know it's the best thing I can do for them.

The Toughest Sissy In The World: The Moment I Triumphed Over My Bullies

Greg Louganis | Posted 08.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

Only 22 minutes passed between the moment I struck my head on the board and the execution of that dive. As it turned out, it was the highest-scoring dive of that Olympic Games. In that moment I became the toughest sissy in the world. I went on to take home the gold medal.

Your Story (VIDEO)

Sarika Arya | Posted 10.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Sarika Arya

This is a story about you: You will survive bullying. We have met individuals who, like you, feel lonely, ashamed, depressed, hated, and even ready to die. But they are still here, achieving their true potential and sharing their stories -- your stories -- in Yale College's "It Gets Better" video.