The hubs and I were lucky enough to get VIP passes from COCA (Council On Child Abuse) to see a special viewing of "Bully" tonight. This film is a must-see for anyone who has been a victim or knows someone who has been bullied.What I took away from this film was that silence and apathy can be deadly. 
When I was a teen, I was bullied for an entire year (7th grade). It made me sick to my stomach to go to school and no one seemed to think it was a big deal. Luckily, she moved on to another girl by 8th grade. She was insecure and hurting other's made her feel superior. Cyber bullies are now wreaking havock in the lives of teens everywhere. Bullies aren't limited to kids (as most bloggers know ;) - so let's stand up and try to teach all kids 
that this is wrong... It hurts. Love and action seems to be the answer. 
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A special thanks to COCA for the passes!

We walked around Ludlow Avenue afterwards and gosh, 
do I love the atmosphere here! Very Bohemian and serene.
This fashionista was happy to let me get a shot of her!


Hope Adela Pasztor said...

AMAZING blog! So inspiring! =)


Ruth Arthasya said...

Nice pictures:D
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Nice blog, u have:D

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Have a sparkling day!


I love your photos so much, and the fact that you are sharing your magic evening with us.
Have a lovely Monday, Reva.

Young at Heart said...

interesting thoughts...will have to keep an eye out for this one....thank you

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I'm jealous that Bully came to your town. I've started a campaign to get it to come here, but we'll see if that happens.

Joanna DeVoe said...

Great post!

I'm so glad that Bully was made & that it's rating was lowered so that young teens can see it, but- to be honest- I don't think I can stomach it. I'm pretty sure I would be bawling my head off thru-out. The adverts made me cry! Those poor kids :O(

I'm happy to see that you moved on from being bullied & have grown into a delightful, fabulous woman -xo

Anonymous said...

I love your location shots. I can't say that I was ever bullied, but one question I always wonder about concerning cyber-bullying is why people just don't stay off-line if it has become a problem?? I'm not trying to be difficult...I honestly wonder.

RETRO REVA said...

that's a thought-provoker, Terri- but I suppose it's a bit like-"just keep the kids out of school if they are bullied", it may be a personal rights issue?

Bella Q said...

Kindness DOES matter. Wonderful pics as always.

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