No Name-Calling Week
January 20-24 | Established by the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network, No Name-Calling Week was inspired by James Howe’s book The Misfits. In the novel, four students experiencing name-calling (for their height, dress, sexual preference and weight), and run for student council on a No Name-Calling platform.
Emily Lindin a name-calling survivor, the founder of the UnSlut project, and director of the documentary Slut about the dangerous reality of sexual bullying and slut shaming in our schools, communities, media, and culture.
Bill Belsey created National Bullying Awareness Week and teaches his students and others how to stand up to bullying.
Melissa Blake is a freelance journalist with Freeman Sheldon Syndrome who answered name-calling trolls on her Twitter with body positivity tweet that went viral.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
Artwork curated by MY HERO Arts Education and Gallery director Victoria Murphy.
Organizer created on 11/2/2014 7:03:20 AM by Becky Miller
Last edited 1/23/2020 3:41:51 PM by Xenia Shin