Bullying …It does get better.
Frank did this panel way back in 2010…November 7, 2010 to be exact. I can’t believe how different I looked back then…I wonder why he used to draw me like that… I look so… flat.
Anyway, the message remains the same…and this happens to be one of my all-time favorites… simple and direct.. just like me.
I’ve seen Frank give lectures on bullying. It’s stuff that is really sad to hear. I sometimes forget all the tormenting that he had to endure just to get through the day. He used a great deal of what he went through in his graphic novel “better man” I know it was hard for him to be that honest… but I think that it was harder NOT to be honest. He never really stood up for himself until later on. I think if he had stood up earlier, his life would have been VASTLY different. Who knows, maybe he and I would have never been a he and I.
Frank always likes to say: “You can let it define you or refine you.” I pretty sure he made that up on his own. Pretty cool, huh?
I’ll post more on bullying later on our journey together… stay safe out there tonight.