We all know it is Breast Cancer awareness month. I have two aunts who have fought the fight and won! A couple of years ago, I dressed up to pay homage to them and others who continue to fight. I went as the Breast Cancer Awareness Fairy.
This month is also Domestic Violence awareness month. I wish I could tell you that I have never encountered this. I wish I could say that someone in my family was not one of the statistics. Unfortunately, I can't. Oh yes, it happens to some men too.
Abuse in whatever form, is still abuse and it must be stopped!
The last one I want you to make aware of, which ironically tends to go along with the one above, is National Bullying awareness month.
Who has not heard of the issues surrounding bullying? When I was a kid, it was consider kids being kids. Truth though is, it is a life long scar that for some can never be erased. Others, like myself, can overcome but it takes a lot of time to do that.
Yes, I was bullied. It is like I said, then we did not have a name for it. Today, I think it is worse than ever and kids are dying from it. It should never happen!
Statiscally in 2010:
Over half, about 56 percent, of all students have witnesses a bullying crime take place while at school.
There are steps you can do. Just do them.
All in all, be aware and take action.