I am not going to fill this blog post with the stories of what happened to me during my childhood/early teenage years. All I’ll tell you is that I suffered at the hands of some awful bullies, and some of the issues that arose from that time, still plague me today. However, I like to think I used my experiences to grow strong, and carry on with life in a positive way, and with a happy outlook. As I said, in my last post about online bullying and trolls, I’ve developed a way to shrug these things off…and that I do.
I wanted to share the song I wrote with you for National Day of Action Against Bullying And Violence when I lived over in Australia over a year ago, I thought it was an appropriate time to re-share given the fact that it is Anti-Bullying Week. I hope the message of the song is clear, hold on – because you’re not alone, and there are people here for you who are willing to listen, willing to talk, who have love for you and will support you no matter what.
I was inspired to write this song after I spotted one of my younger fans being bullied online after commenting on one of my posts. A couple of guys said some nasty things to her one after the other, and then she disappeared not long after. I never heard from her again and I still worry about her and hope that she is ok.
Anyway, I hope if you’ve been affected by bullies, or are being bullied, that this song helps you, I can’t stress it enough, you are not alone.