I’m back with another interview for our anti-bully campaign, #GlowTogether.
As we grow our anti-bully campaign, #GlowTogether, I wanted you to not only hear from me but hear from other strong women who have overcome adversity in their life. I want to use this space to highlight them and their stories. I hope you will be able to find inspiration in overcoming your own adversity.
First thing’s first, What’s your name?
Can you tell me what you do for a living?
I work full time at CSUF, and have a side hustle at Sephora as a makeup artist.
In your job or in your personal life, have you ever been through a situation that you had to overcome?
In my personal life, I was bullied by a classmate growing up.
How did you overcome it?
I learned to cope with it. I didn’t want to tell my parents about it so everyday when walking back home from school I would wait for that classmate to leave so I wouldn’t be bothered by him.
If there was someone else in a similar situation, what are some words of advice?
We live in a very digital world so you probably have seen some degree of online bullying. What is one piece of advice you would give to young people to help stop cyber bullying?
Don’t let them win. Sometimes the people behind the keyboard might be going through something as well and it’s easy for them to target someone else. I would say speak up, or don’t let it get to you!
In your everyday life, how do you exercise positivity?
I practice positivity by encouraging others. Always give great feedback and never leave any negative comments.
Would you like to say anything else?
If you are going through bullying, please speak up. Mention to someone about what’s going on. And never let them win!
Edited by: Samantha Yazzie