Daily Prompt: Charitable – It Gets Better

Daily Prompt: Charitable

Today’s Daily Prompt writing exercise is:

You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?

it-gets-better

I would gladly donate every last cent of that five million to the It Gets Better Project and feel lucky to be able to help.  Even without the $5M, you can see me at the gym in a “It Gets Better” tshirt and the South Kitsap High School Library has received a “It Gets Better” book from me.  I hope they kept it.

Growing up isn’t easy. Many young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can’t imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.

While many of these teens couldn’t see a positive future for themselves, we can. The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.

I have written about my school bullies and my own It Gets Better story, you can read it HERE.

You can get involved with the project HERE.  Donate.  Share.  Anything.  The internet has connected everyone, no one needs to feel alone anymore.  Kids do not have the perspective of time and distance.  We need to tell them that what they are feeling right now will be just a blip on the timeline of their lives, their wonderful amazing lives.

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