Three days ago I was made aware of a very inspiring story of two boys in Nova Scotia . They overheard a grade nine student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt to school. As a result, they went out and bought some pink shirts themselves and then went home and contacted all their friends to get them to wear pink to school the next day as a show of support for the bullied student. The next day a remarkable thing occured. When the bullied student arrived at school, there was a sea of pink shirts. Everyone had worn a pink shirt to school in a united front against bullying. Wow! It's truly inspiring how a couple of people can make such a huge difference not just to one life, but to inspire the lives of countless people.
This year, in response to this story, Christy Clark, a radio talk show host in BC, encouraged all her listeners to dress in pink on February 27th, as a stand against bullying.
I would have loved to see how many people were wearing pink in BC today.
Myself, I proudly wore pink today. I stand with countless others who say that bullying will not be tolerated any longer. My son has had to endure bullying pretty much all his school life and so I have seen first hand the effect and the scrars that come from this.
Every February 27th I will wear pink.
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