//BULLY: teamTEENauthor monthly topic

On the second Wednesday of every month a few of my awesome friends in teamTEENauthor will be participating in a group post. Basically, I’ve given them a single word or short phrase and they are allowed to do whatever they’d life with that word. We are creative people after all. The word I chose for July is: BULLY 

Here are the links to all the BULLY posts from teamTEENauthor members:

Also, if any of you bloggers out there want to post on this topic, we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas so please, please post a link in the comment section! 
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For my post this month, I decided to consult the Perfect 10 and get their thoughts on the topic, BULLY. I made an audio recording/Podcast to both read their answers out loud and give some of my own opinions as well.

So, what is your definition of a bully and do you have a story to tell us? If so, we’d love to hear it!

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  1. Pip July 11, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Loved this podcast for its insight and ideas. Beautiful and sad poem Julie x

  2. Monica G Lopez July 11, 2012 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Amazing podcast! Already posted on Facebook so hopefully it can help some of my peers. All of those responses were great and wonderful. 🙂

    Oh, Julie. Such an …God, I can't even find the right word for that poem. So glad you shared.

  3. Julie Cross July 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    thanks Pip!

  4. Julie Cross July 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Monica…it was a really difficult poem to read partly because I don't write poetry and it's probably very beginner-like and mostly because it's so personal. Reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher in 2009 was really what brought that memory to resurface and inspired writing the poem. I think that's one of the big reasons I felt so connected to that book, though I know lots of people have felt the same way about it, it really spoke to me.

  5. Monica G Lopez July 14, 2012 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Poetry is poetry and that, my friend, was touching so don't even think that it's beginner-like or anything. Poetry is meant to be real and that poem of yours is.

    Thirteen Reasons Why has definitely left it's mark on me. I just wish more people would read it and just realize that one small gesture can save a life. All actions cause a reaction, right?

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