Book Excerpt: Shame Nation

Chapter 9 Rebounding with Purpose Many have turned their shaming into something we can all celebrate. Each one of these survivors is making a difference in lives today and teaching others from their experiences. Some have changed laws nationwide; others are cultivating kindness on campus. Let’s take a look at these exceptional stories of triumph.

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Meet #TCFYouthAmbassador Sameer Jha!

Sixteen-year-old Sameer Jha is a founding member of the Tyler Clementi Youth Ambassador program. He is proud to support TCF’s mission to prevent bullying by bringing initiatives like #Day1 to his middle and high school, providing input on toolkits, and promoting TCF’s efforts on social media. Driven by his personal experiences with being bullied in

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Meet #TCFYouthAmbassador Trisha Prabhu!

Trisha Prabhu is the 18-year-old social-entrepreneur, change agent, global anti-bullying advocate, and Founder & CEO of ReThink – a social enterprise that’s working to stop cyberbullying before the damage is done. Trisha is a proud Board Member of the Tyler Clementi Foundation. Spurred to action by the death of a 12-year old girl that committed

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TCF Praises Television Network ABC for Swift, Strong Response to Cyber-Bullying

The Tyler Clementi Foundation commends ABC Entertainment for moving quickly to cancel the Rosanne Show following highly-publicized incidences of cyber-bullying by its star Rosanne Barr. In a statement, Jason Cianciotto, executive director of the Tyler Clementi Foundation challenged the network and others within the entertainment industry to join the movement to end bullying: “Cyber-bullying has no

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Meet #TCFYouthAmbassador Jared Orlov!

Jared Orlov Jared is a 14-year-old social activist in New York City.  His goal is to become a kindergarten teacher and model behaviors that help kids develop and nurture kindness, in which he believes profoundly.  That requires working to end prejudice, bias and bigotry to make the world more just. His interest in the Tyler

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Meet #TCFYouthAmbassador Valerie Scarlett!

VALERIE SCARLETT Valerie Scarlett is a social rights activist from Buffalo, Wyoming. They’ve worked for the Matthew Shepard Foundation as a Youth Columnist, and they’re currently training with Crisis Text Line to be a Crisis Counselor. Most recently, Val was featured on MicMedia’s video promoting the importance of GLSEN’s Day of Silence. Valerie is passionate about

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Meet #TCFYouthAmbassador Charlotte Simpson!

CHARLOTTE SIMPSON Charlotte Simpson is a senior at Ridgewood High School and a leader of her school’s Gay-Straight-Alliance. She led a movement to hang the pride flag in front of the school for pride month, making Ridgewood High School the first high school in the county to do so. She also led her club in

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Meet #TCFYouthAmbassador Shane Shananaquet!

Shane Shananaquet Shane Shananaquet is a 16 year old Native American, transgender, gay male, living in a rural area of Southern Michigan. Shane lives in a single parent, low income home is a high school junior. His intersectioning identities aside, he is a regular teenager; he enjoys music, hanging out with his friends, choir, and

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Tyler Clementi Foundation Executive Director to Speak at NYC Council Committee Hearing on Bullying

NEW YORK —  On Thursday, April 26, when the New York City Council Committee on Youth Services takes up a proposed initiative that would require the city to establish a hotline and mobile app for youth affected by bullying, Jason Cianciotto, executive director of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, will speak about the need for proactive

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The Tyler Clementi Foundation Commends Facebook’s Release of Community Standards to Protect Against all Forms of Bullying and Harassment

The Tyler Clementi Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending online and offline bullying in schools, workplaces, and faith communities, commends Facebook for its transparency in releasing its community standards to the general public in order to provide a more concrete view of how the company is working to end all forms of bullying and

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