in the name of phoebe

she was fifteen years old and she hung herself. she hung herself from a stairwell in her home.
nine teenagers are being charged with bullying her.
severe taunting. physical threats.
constant texting with vile obscenities.

we must teach our children the power of kindness, the importance of tolerance, the profundity of generosity, the sustainability of compassion.

please, today, sit down with your children. look them in the eye, and tell them that hatred and bullying and taunting, and hurting others is no longer in fashion. it’s passe.

please. make a difference.

i would like to dedicate a full day of kindness & generosity & compassion in the name of phoebe.

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2 Responses to “in the name of phoebe”

  1. Divamom-Act II

    Shock, horror, sadness. We could go on for days with adjectives for what happened to that beautiful girl. I feel sick inside when I think of her parents. How that must hurt. Let’s not be content with one full day. All of our days should be lived with intention to exhibit kindness, generosity, and compassion for others for Phoebe’s sake and so many others we’ll never learn about. Thank you for your words today.

  2. Hollye Dexter

    I just found out this morning that a musician friend of mine (who once helped me out of a financial crisis) has also killed herself.

    A full day of compassion and kindness sounds good to me.
    How about a whole week. or even a lifetime?

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