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Art Project Gives Power to Bullying Victims

You Will Rise Project is an online collection of art created by kids and young adults to express their feelings towards bullying. The founders, Linda Regula and Paul Richmond, believe in the power of art as express internal turmoil in a healthy way. Linda and Paul have been friends since 1984 when Linda became art mentor to a four year old Paul.

The project came out of their own experience being bullied – Paula for being “poor, skinny, motherless, and very shy” and Paul for being gay. They both believe that these hardships enriched their art and hope to empower youth all over the country.

Check out more original kid-drawn, anti-bullying art like Bully’s Nightmare (above).

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One Comment

  • Sceth

    Beautiful. Incidentally, bullying eventually got me to sympathize with the most evil villains in storytelling – because they are the ones with the painful stories, and a powerful agenda – and with those who committed mass shootings. It would be interesting to see whether of this art turns out genocidal. Not everyone’s sense of self-worth falls when it’s challenged.

    NB – RE: “The project came out of their own experience being bullied – Paula for being ‘poor, skinny, motherless, and very shy”’ and Paul for being gay.” I assume “Paula” should be “Linda.”

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