Time to Love Our Bodies

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It is true confession time. When I was in high school I wanted to be selected as Homecoming Queen. It was a secret wish of mine – and no doubt many. Throughout my middle and high school years I struggled with body image, always feeling unattractive and overweight. I was probably popular enough to be […]

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?

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This week I was in my local branch of Boots (for US readers, Boots is a chemist’s that sells really delicious lunch foods) queuing to pay for some divine bubble bath when I overheard a conversation between two people in front of me. The guy (super camp, very thin and tall, clearly very into his […]

It Gets Better: A Benefit Concert

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Motif is a collaborative group of performers from various experiences and backgrounds. Motif values a humanistic approach to music. We honor the creativity, expression, and individuality of each musician and audience member. At its core, Motif hopes to inspire understanding and acceptance, and provoke thought. Through music and performance, we hope to educate and encourage […]

Let’s Be Kind To One Another

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Recently I had someone tell me that their boyfriend sometimes made them feel like the ugliest person in the world. Keep in mind this person was a beautiful, almost 50-year-old woman who looked much younger. That pretty much broke my heart. I told her that no one should ever make her feel that way and […]

No More Bullying! ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN AMPS UP AT 98.7 FM

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98.7 AMP Radio, a Top 40 station in Detroit, commits to bringing awareness to the national escalating bullying problem as well as gather together resources for people of all ages who are the victim of bullying. “Unfortunately, bullying has become a serious issue recently,” said Debbie Kenyon, Vice President and Market Manager of CBS Radio […]

I Am Mad and Responsible. Are You?

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I am mad that Samantha Kelly is dead. I am deeply saddened that in her final moments of life she did not feel that there was a single person that could give her a glimmer of hope. I am responsible for Samantha Kelly’s death. We are all responsible. How can I say this? Most of us […]

A COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER “We Love Kathleen” Shop-A-Thon Fundraiser

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WEST GRANGE PHARMACY IN TRENTON HOSTING SHOP-A-THON FUNDRAISER AND PRINCESS PARTY WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 FOR SEVEN-YEAR-OLD KATHLEEN EDWARD, BULLIED HOMETOWN HERO BATTLING JUVENILE HUNTINGTON’S DISEASE EVENT: “We Love Kathleen” shop-a-thon fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 20 at West Grange Pharmacy, 3390 West Road in Trenton. 20% of all toy and gift […]

Demi Lovato: Taking A Stand Against Bullying!

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Demi Lovato is a teen celebrity, but she hasn’t always had a charmed life. She admits she stopped going to middle school because of the bullying she endured. “It hurt so bad, I actually left school,” she says. And while she considers herself lucky, because her family was able to make sure she had home […]