In support, and celebration, of today’s Anti-Bullying Day or Pink Shirt Day here is a brief background on how this day came to be. This excerpt is from a Globe & Mail article about the origin of the Pink Shirt campaign:
“David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied…[They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school.
So Mr. Shepherd and some other headed off to a discount store and bought 50 pink tank tops. They sent out message to schoolmates that night, and the next morning they hauled the shirts to school in a plastic bag.
As they stood in the foyer handing out the shirts, the bullied boy walked in. His face spoke volumes. ‘It looked like a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders,’ Mr. Price recalled.
The bullies were never heard from again.”
There are TONS of amazing videos that have been posted this week in support of the day, and here is an inspiring and powerful video which features over 500 students from the Richmond School District.
Love your curves,