Bullying, Basketball, and Some Cool Kids in Kenosha My sister saw this excellent news report of kids who have the courage to speak up when they see someone being bullied. Be brave, speak up, whenever YOU can–You are NOT alone!
Here’s the press release that accompanied my appearance on Milwaukee WTMJ Channel 4 TV’s Wisconsin Tonight. “Double Exposure” speaks of bullying, basketball and being yourself By Rachael Glaszcz. CREATED Jan 30, 2015 Bridget Birdsall is an author who grew up in Brookfield. Her nephew’s suicide inspired her to write a book about victims of… Continue reading Double Exposure author Bridget Birdsall’s appearance on Milwaukee TV.
I am thrilled that Double Exposure made it onto the nomination list for the Teen Choice Book Award. Please help me spread the word, and please vote–it’s fun, fast and easy, I promise! Click here to vote:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLXJ2G3
How will you answer Leelah’s call for change? The recent death of Leelah (Joshua Alcorn) has created a storm of responses. Some coming from a place of love and compassion, others ringing with anger, blame, and the same intolerance that propagated the pain, which led to Leelah’s fatal decision. Those of us who’ve read Leelah’s suicide note… Continue reading A Call for Compassion for Trans Teens (And Parents, Too)
Article in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: When Words Kill. By Bridget Birdsall. Sticks and stones can break your bones but words can actually kill you. Seriously. It happened in my family, and it could happen in yours. Jeffrey Fehr was different. He was handsome. He was 18 years old. He’d been the captain of his high… Continue reading When Words Kill: The Trauma of Bullying
I had the great pleasure of appearing on the Mitch Henck Show on December 3, 2014. In this radio interview, we talked about my book Double Exposure, and some of the important themes it brings up, such as dealing with differences, the meaning of intersex, and the importance of anti-bullying initiatives.
We are very excited that Double Exposure made Publishers Weekly Select List of Anti-Bullying Books for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. In case you are interested, here is the Select List of Anti-Bullying Titles. Click here for more information on Double Exposure – an amazing book for young adults about an intersex teen athlete who… Continue reading Double Exposure made Publishers Weekly Select List of Anti-Bullying Books