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Bullying is a problem, one that”s not going away. A student that is only 21 years-old came up with an idea to help countless people across the country: We Are Empowered. Mackenzie wanted to help those who were being persecuted in their lives, bullied for things they couldn”t possibly control. We Are Empowered is a project to spread the awareness of bullying, and empower the bullied to share their stories to begin to heal with others affected.” She gathered stories together of people who survived being bullied in order to inspire others… their stories and strength will bring a tear to your eye.

I am different. I am weird. I am EMPOWERED.

I am different. I am weird. I am EMPOWERED.

You called me anorexic because of my weight. Little did you know I was sick while still keeping a smile on my face.

You called me anorexic because of my weight. Little did you know I was sick while still keeping a smile on my face.

Guess what? I”m UNBREAKABLE now.

Guess what? I

Being bisexual is NOT a choice, and even if it was, I”m doing just fine.

Being bisexual is NOT a choice, and even if it was, I

I can get back up and heal.

I can get back up and heal.

Since I was 7, people have called me fat…

Since I was 7, people have called me fat...

I am almost 20 and I have finally stopped believing them.

I am almost 20 and I have finally stopped believing them.

You called me a terrorist because of the color of my skin.

You called me a terrorist because of the color of my skin.

If I had known, I wouldn”t have said it.

If I had known, I wouldn

Kids used to make fun of my smile, but that doesn”t stop me from smiling today.

Kids used to make fun of my smile, but that doesn

Why would that be a bad thing if it was true?

Why would that be a bad thing if it was true?

Your actions can”t cloud my sun.

Your actions can

From the site: “I want kids and young adults to see how others are affected and learn that they arent the only one. The moment someone learns that other people are going through their struggle, they can open up and begin to talk about it. Bullying is not limited to a child being thrown into lockers, the context involves: cyber, disability, sexual orientation, legal, military, parental, prison, school, sexual, workplace bullying and others. Bullying starts early and might never end for some victims. I want to encourage middle school kids, to adults to submit photos.” Visit We Are Empowered to see more incredible stories of strength or to share your own. Share this post on Facebook. It could mean all the difference to someone.

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