My interview on WUSA 9

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

If you follow me on Twitter, you may remember my tweets on the evening of October 9th. My son was forwarded a text message by four different classmates that alarmed both of us. The message stated to ignore another student, not to be his friend, make it last for a week and to forward to the rest of the 7th grade. I was infuriated that 12 and 13 year old kids would think to organize bullying via text message. It was late Saturday night and there was nothing I could do. Instead I ranted on Twitter. Those tweets garnered the attention of my friend Lindsay Mastis at Channel 9.

Yesterday afternoon I was interviewed by the lovely Peggy Fox from our local WUSA Channel 9 news station. The interview is below.

I'm not the type of person who seeks recognition or for that matter media attention. I have this little spot in the blogosphere where I write when I have time. My presence on Twitter is one of silliness, sometimes seriousness and venting about life. I'm thankful that my friends at Channel 9 found this situation worthy of reporting. Peggy and Keith were wonderful and put me at ease. I was a very tad nervous.

I received so many positive texts, emails, tweets and Facebook messages last night thanking me for speaking out and congratulating me on a job well done. I appreciate all the kind words!!

The bullying has got to stop! Gay or straight. Black or white. It doesn't matter. I don't think bullying is or should be a rite of passage to growing up. It was awful being bullied in Middle School. The constant fear when walking down the hall, scared of what might happen to me. I don't want that experience for my kids or yours. I believe all kids deserve to enjoy their childhood, have fun, and just be kids!


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You did awesome! You looked great and sounded smart and that you gave a damn :) xo

hooray!!!!!!!! great job to you and nakeva. so proud of you lady. you're such a wonderful mama.

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