When Alex Libby was a 12 year old in Sioux City, Iowa, the slurs, curses and threats would begin even before he boarded the school bus.
. . . Today Alex has become an anti-bullying rock star with appearances on national television and a visit to the White House. He also regularly delivers speeches to capacity crowds as an activist, and considers himself a spokesman for the bullied.
Kelby Johnson, who came out as a lesbian in middle school, feels empowered, but still encounters hostility in her small Oklahoma town.
Kirk Smalley’s 11-year-old son TY committed suicide after he was suspended from school for fighting back against a bully. ”I will fight bullying forever because my son will be 11 forever,” says Smalley.