Seven years ago two teenage boys from Nova Scotia wore pink to school to support a younger student who was bullied solely because he wore pink on his first day of school.
The touching act of solidarity eventually spurred a movement across North America and lead to the development of Pink Shirt Day -- a day to wear pink and take a stand against bullying.
Wednesday, Feb. 26 marks the 7th annual Pink Shirt Day. Are you wearing pink today?
The issue of bullying has been thrust into the media spotlight over the last few years as public awareness grows regarding the lasting mental and physical scars bullying can cause.
As awareness of the issue increases, we have witnessed victims stand up to their bullies with incredible acts of courage and strength.
Recently we reported on a British woman with facial hair who suffered intense bullying that made her suicidal. After years of unsuccessfully trying to remove her facial hair, eventually she came to accept herself and grew out her beardRead More »from Pink Shirt Day reminds us that standing up to bullies is possible