We live in a world where abuse and violence is becoming more and more prevalent, unfortunately. Millions of children and teenagers go through life thinking its common enough to be dismissed, but it should never be overlooked. Abuse in the form of psychological, physical and sexual violence can have longing effects on the life of a person.
To combat this, a campaign has been created to raise awareness and act against bullying of all sorts. The campaign #IspeakYou stems from our own experiences with abuse, knowing that if we wanted to save other children from the same treatment, we need to make the difference we want to see. Our campaign was created to progress alongside the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16: Peace and Justice.
Our aim is not only to be the voices for these victims but to amplify their voices for the world to listen. Their stories are theirs to share and for us to support. Instead, we hope to encourage those affected to speak.
‘I Speak You’ is, therefore, a platform. The Instagram page of Ispeakyou showcases facts and videos on bullying and forms of abuse to raise awareness. By creating a safe space for people to connect with one another, we hope victims will be able to share their experiences with the support of an entire online platform.
Never blame yourself.
If you are being bullied or even if you ever were, know that you do not deserve it.
Know that you are all that is good in this world.
More importantly, know that it can be stopped.
Most importantly, know that there is an army of people who are willing and able to help you.
Follow us at @ispeakyou_ to join our cause in creating a safe place for victims while also raising awareness. To be able to act for a cause we believe in, is a luxury we are lucky to have.