It’s hard to forget being bullied. In fact, it can alter the whole course of your life – if you let it. Knowing this first-hand, Rasheda Kamaria Williams founded Empowered Flower Girl and became an advocate speaking out against bullying to build up confidence and mentorship for young girls so they don’t let harsh early experiences dictate their futures.
In the latest episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, Rasheda speaks with host Lynne Golodner on where bullying comes from, PTSD that occurs from prolonged bullying, and how Reality TV contributes to a systemic bullying problem that is only getting worse. Plus, she offers resources for standing up to bullies and helping girls and women find the support they need to realize their own brilliance and worth.
October is Bullying Prevention Month – listen to this episode and let it inspire you to stand up for better behavior!
In this episode, Lynne and Rasheda discuss:
- Reality TV influences on societal trends and current behaviors
- How young people hold the keys to a better future
- Finding life purpose from loss
- How girls are 3 times more likely to be bullied than boys
- The importance of teachers in transforming children’s views of self
- Mean Tweets
- Big-time bullying among celebrities and politicians
Links and Resources
- Empowered Flower Girl
- Rasheda Kamaria Williams
- Toddlers & Tiaras
- Alternatives for Girls
- Cass Technical High School
- Wayne State University
- National Mentoring Partnership
Coming up next on the Make Meaning Podcast:
Lynne interviews David Hornak, Superintendent for Holt Public Schools.
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