A new week,
A fresh start from the previous errors,
A beginning of new thoughts,
Reciprocality is the order of life….
Have a great week loves😘
About a year ago I had the opportunity to have a one on one chat with the most influential man in Ghana, Dr Mensa Otabil and when I asked him how he made it this far he said to me “my dear it’s all about Focus, that is all you need to do because when you are focused you can achieve everything”
And this has been an inspiration and a sense of caution to me. I have been able to reach higher heights now because I Focused and I can attest to what he said….All you need to do is to Focus
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Verbal bullying is one major form of bullying found worldwide. It involves the use of words in a negative way to cause harm to the victim and also to gain control or power over the victim’s life.
It mainly includes insults, teasing, put downs, etc
Effects Of Verbal Bullying
Verbal bullying can affect one physically, emotionally, mentally and psychologically which can lead to:
1. Low self-esteem
5. Memory Gap Disorders
6. Anger issues
7. Sleeping issues
8. Assulative behavior
9. Substance Abuse
Most people often see verbal bullying to be an insignificant from of abuse but that is a misconception that needs to be corrected.
Words have the power to heal and to destroy… verbal bullying destroys….say no to Bullying
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What do you think you’re doing here?
Come over here!!!!
Haven’t I warned you not to come anywhere close to my gang? Haven’t I???”
As soon as I heard those words I wished the earth would just swallow me up because I knew what was coming next
Maybe you know what’s coming next too but if you do not know then lemme enlighten you
~Hi, my name is Sawyer and I am a junior in high school
Ever since the very first day I stepped foot into my school, I have been taunted and haunted by a group of boys here.
What’s worse? I have no one to tell because it seems no one actually cares about me being bullied by some seniors.
Oh and lest I forget, apart from no one actually caring, I don’t think I can even tell because I’m actually scared of what they might do to me if they ever find out
So back to where I left off at the beginning…
I wished the earth would swallow me up because
They are going to beat the life out of me
Yes they are going to beat me for no reason whatsoever
They just find it fun to do that to me and trust me this is not the first time
When it all started, I tried to report the issue to the authorities but they didn’t take any serious action with them and after that whole experience, it just got worse.
Every where they see me I have to be punched or slapped or kicked or at worse be threatened with knives and all that.
Now I’m scared of coming to school
I now detest a place a used to love
And I’m even scared of home because sometimes when I go home and my parents see all the bruises on my body they begin to ask questions
But I have no proper answer to give them so I just lie to them that I hit my head or something of that sort.
I’m scared because they are everywhere I go which means I get hit everywhere I go
In the washroom, the hallway, the classroom, the compound and anywhere else you can think of they are there
I wish this would all just end
I wish I don’t have to go through this every time
Sometimes I wish I could talk to someone but I can’t
I feel dejected and broken
I can’t take this anymore
The hate is too much for me
I want it all to be over
I just want to die
This is my Story….~
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AFRICA, MY MOST BEAUTIFUL
What happened to the essence of our culture and heritage?
What brought about this shameful adaptation we have gotten ourselves into now?
Where are the moral teachings we taught our children from the ananse stories told every night?
How come our once beautiful and historical country is now filled with nothing but shame?
How do we continue to tell the stories of our forefathers when we can’t even tell today’s stories?
We used to have beautiful daughters who valued and cherished themselves but what have they turned into now?
Pathetic strips of cloth joined together in a disjoint manner they put on and call them clothes.
Gone are the days when our daughters showed pride in wearing “slit” and “kaba” wherever they went
Gone are the days when our sons didn’t wear their trousers as if they were 3 times their waist size
Where have we reached in our Africa that all our beliefs and values have vanished into thin air like a cloud of smoke?
The Story Continues….
The most inhumane thing you could ever go through is ABUSE
It hurts, it destroys and it kills
Don’t let more people be victims
Join me as we Advocate against all forms of Abuse
You can save someone with just your voice and your words
Let’s Stop Abuse
NO MEANS NO
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