Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Anti-Bullying HOP

Welcome to my stop for the 2nd annual Anti-Bullying Prevention Awareness Event! Organized by Amy Del Rosso of Lady Reader's Bookstuff, loads of bloggers are posting on this topic throughout the month of October. You can find all of them at the host page:

I thought it most appropriate to revisit an archived post, because my very first Toastworthy Teen was the founder of - an anti-bullying initiative. I have here both the stellar Miss Emily-Ann Rigal, as well as some information on HALO - the celebrity-backed platform that honors young thinkers and doers. :)

Emily-Ann Rigal, 2011 HALO Honoree

Because of her weight, Emily-Anne was bullied to the point where she felt her only option was to switch schools. Vowing she would do everything she could to keep others from going through the same thing, in 2010 Emily took to the web and created, a teen-run website to combat bullying through social media videos created for teens by teens which now has over 500,000 members!

Emily-Anne also travels the country giving presentations and helping others design anti-bullying campaigns, as well as continuing to spread her message of self-worth with inspirational notes, quotes, and photos to her audience several times a day. Emily-Anne and WeStopHate truly give teens a voice; for more information, check out the site:

Since 2009, the HALO (Helping And Leading Others) awards have been honoring teens who work to make the world a better place. For the big night, celebrities like Taylor Swift, David Beckham, Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher, and host Nick Cannon come together  to give some amazing teens the recognition they deserve. 

Do you know a toast-worthy teen you’d like to see featured here at BWATE? 
Comment below with your email address so we can get a post together!

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