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.
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
Dear Teen Me from author Bridget Birdsall (DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ORDINARY ANGELS) Dear Teen Me: What would I tell you now? Well, just like A.S. King, I’ve rewritten this letter twice, so let’s cut to the chase: everything will turn out okay. Really. You have to trust me on this. You are not dumb and you… Continue reading Dear Teen Me ~ Guest Post