‘Sit With Us’: crowdsourcing against bullies

Today’s fantastic idea comes from a young woman from California. Natalie Hampton is a high school student that has faced the gauntlet of other high school students when all she was looking for was a place to sit. She learned at a young age what it was like to be rejected from something as human as interaction over a meal.

But when Natalie changed schools and her luck began to change, she had no interest in perpetuating the type of treatment that she had suffered in the past. Instead, Natalie created an app that would allow other high school students that were suffering from social rejection to find a place for themselves. She created an app called “Sit With Us.”

Read or listen to this inspirational story on NPR.

That is something like I always wanted to do with Queer Hill. I, for one, am not content to leave those that come after me to fend for themselves. I have tried to make Queer Hill open to all people regardless of their current situation. The only thing that I won’t tolerate is bullying of others.

How about you? Do you suffer bullying from the past? Is there anything that you strive to change? Do you have stories, goals, or ambitions that highlight past problems or point toward a better future? I hope that you will share in the comments below.

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Marisa

I am a writer of words, a thinker of thoughts, a changer of genders, and a queerer of life. I am an antagonist of the ordinary; and while I do tolerate it, I also look at it with contempt.

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