Ever since I shared My Story, I felt like I want to do something, something MORE. I want to use Social Media for something different- not the normal way you think about SOCIAL MEDIA and BULLYING. I want to host a twitter chat about BULLYING- and what we can do about it.
My Mom is also a blogger and a lot of her friends have “Twitter Chats” where they all get together online and talk about a particular thing with a thing for a while. (Like a hangout) You use a hashtag, in this case, #BeBrave, to unify everyone together, and make it easy to follow everyone in the thread. I thought it would be a GREAT way to get a bunch of people together to talk about bullying. Teens, and adults. You see, we know all the crap we see on social media, and yes, Twitter is a BIG part of it. Adults want to know how to help. We ALL need to work together to become aware of this epidemic that is bullying. And yeah, I want to share my #BeBrave hashtag.
- #BeBrave enough to stand UP TO BULLIES.
- #BeBrave enough to stand up FOR YOURSELF
- #BeBrave enough to stand up FOR OTHERS.
Often in Twitter Chats there are prizes, usually hosted by sponsors. There is no sponsor, only me, BUT, there are prizes. I am providing them myself with the money I earned from shooting a Sweet 16. I’m giving away 3 $15 gift cards to either Itunes, or Amazon.com and the GRAND prize will be a $25 gift card and a $25 donation in your name to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. So you can win, and you can give. SEE the linky below:
My Mom, Wendy of
@weightsover, and my friends Pauline of @GirlBodyPride and Brett Martin, @brettbmartin, a friend who is donating her time to help us run this chat. (she knows ALL about twitter chats and offered to help!) You need to follow them to be part of the chat.
Pauline is giving away a few awesome prizes, too! including 2 copies of her Book, a bracelet from Girl, Body, Pride,and a 30 minute session of awesomeness that is her consultations.
If you want to send out a shout out to Ellen DeGeneres so that she might pop in, that would be pretty awesome, too. Please tweet:
*** in case you didn’t know, Ellen DeGenres is my hero- She stands up to bullies and for the bullied- and I want to be just like her when I grow up- plus I really think she can help spread the message of “IT WILL GET BETTER****
or you can tweet: Let’s talk about #bullying and how to #BeBrave with @loser_gurls Oct 29th 8est http://losergurl.com/?p=378
the URL is your full twitter: www.twitter.com/@loser_gurls Name is your twitter handle = @loser_gurls, and your email is just to contact you in case you win a prize.
This is why I am hosting the chat: SO everyone knows it GETS BETTER!
If you are interested in donating prizes for this giveaway, please fill out THIS FORM and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org