Wear Pink: Fight Bullying

02.26.2014

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

Today is Pink T-Shirt Day as a way of showing support in fighting against bullying in all shapes and forms, be it in the schoolyard, the workplace, at home, or online.

While my four-year-old daughter shows her support in this way every day (since pink is her favourite colour), she was especially pleased to hear that others would join her in wearing pink, too.

My son took part in Pink T-Shirt Day a few years ago and was sadly bullied for wearing pink. He’s had to overcome the stigma associated with a boy wearing pink and what it means to fight against bullying, not only on this particular day, but on a daily basis.

If you didn’t participate in Pink T-Shirt Day this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t join the community in agreeing to commit to action by speaking out against violence in the form of bullying.

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Were you ever a victim of bullying as a child?

How do you think you can you best affect change when it comes to battling bullying in the schoolyard as a student, a parent, a teacher?

Did you wear pink today?

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