We have all had our share of bullying and most of us can relate to getting our feelings hurt by something that someone else did or said. I had a traumatic experience with a group of girls in 7th and 8th grade. Junior high was such a dark chapter of my life. I can still vividly recall every awful experience a group of girls put me through.I could go on and on about all the things these girls did to me, but the most important part of my story is the effect that those experiences had on me as a young girl. I completely lost myself in the social anxiety I dealt with and I lost all my self confidence. It took me a long time to over come those feelings and I still struggle at times. To this day, it has remained the hardest time period of my life.
A few years ago I heard about the Kindness campaign through social media. Kind Campaign is an internationally recognized movement, documentary and school program based upon the powerful belief in Kindness, that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of abuse within the “Girl World.” The two founders, Lauren and Molly, go around to schools and give assemblies impact girls to stop bullying. They are two of the most passionate people when it comes to spreading kindness and raising awareness about the effects that bullying has on girls.
The founders recently created a teen/adult line and a kids line that launched as part of the Kind Campaign collection at Kohl’s. ! $1 from each tee goes to Kind Campaign and will help support free Kind Campaign assemblies across the globe. Be sure to check out the special hangtag where you can write your own Kind Pledge and share via social media! They worked so hard on these shirts and they hope that their messages spread kindness throughout your school hallways, workplace and everywhere you go! Look for the Kind Campaign installations at your local Kohl’s department store now and be sure to snap a photo in your tee and tag #kindxkohls so they can see these pieces spread across the country!
Kind Campaign works to spread awareness of bullying among teens. Follow the campaign on Twitter & Instagram @kindcampaign.