In Part 1, I explained how I took to writing when I was young to help myself through the desperate pain of being bullied in school.
During the second half of the nineties, I began researching bullying online. I was amazed when everything I read about matched dead-on with my experiences!
That’s when I knew that what I went through had never been “all in my head!”
This, in itself, was such sweet relief! I continued to research bullying. I read articles and books online and off, looking for anything I could get my hands on. I researched the tactics bullies use against their victims. I learned the profiles of both bullies and victims. I read accounts of how teachers and school officials mostly sweep incidences of bullying under the rug and blame the victim. I absorbed almost everything there was to know about bullying and the dynamics of the human predator/prey.
I was totally amazed at how came to fit together for me like a perfect little puzzle. And I had no more doubt that I wasn’t crazy!
It was about ten years ago that I began to hear on the news about school bullying. More and more stories of kids being victimized kept popping up on the news…and then stories of child and teen suicides resulting from bullying
That’s when I knew that it was time to tell my story.
I wrote From Victim to Victor for many reasons:
My goal is to be a voice for these kids who have had their voices stolen from them by bullies and those who cover for them, to give bullied kids ways to protect themselves, re-empower themselves, and boost their confidence.
To help them see the reasons to go on living.
This is my passion and joy! If through all these words I put down and put out there, I can make a difference in the life of one—just one bullied young person—then all the torment I went through years ago was not in vain.
It was something that made me strong enough to help.
Cherie White, both a writer and author, joined the team after being discovered by Brian through her own personal blog and through social media. She has been writing ever since she was ten years old and has a love for writing articles, short stories and novels. She became intrigued with the new Pyngby app because it helps victims pinpoint victims and their harassers for easy protection and litigation if need be. Because she experienced severe bullying from sixth grade until changing schools during her last year of high school, she has a passion for spreading bullying awareness and helping those who are bullied and abused today. Her goal is to bring down the suicide rate among bullied children, teens and young adults. Her debut novel, “From Victim to Victor” is available now at LuLu. Cherie looks forward to helping victims through Watchdog Creative.
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