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Who Are “They”?
NOTE: If you are in need of help now, we have provided many resources for you.
Not only are you the person you were meant to be, but so is everyone else—despite what you see as your differences. This is about learning how to accept others for who they are, embrace diversity, and overcome the inevitable conflicts that everyone faces from time to time.
“Who are they” is also about recognizing that everyone has their own “ghosts”, the things that they carry with them that the rest of us cannot see. It is important to be mindful when interacting with others that your experience is different from theirs, and that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Growing up you can be taught things subconsciously that you do not truly believe. Below are some links to look at subconscious bias against people who are not like you. Once you realize that you have these biases against others there are ways that you can grow to realize that every individual deserves to be treated with respect and be accepted for who they are.
Teens Against Bullying
Teens Against Bullying was created by and for teens, this website is a place for middle and high school students to find ways to address bullying, to take action, to be heard, and to own an important social cause.
Youth Celebrate Diversity
Youth Celebrate Diversity is dedicated to educating and empowering youth in order to advance inclusion and equity for all. We believe that education is a fundamental human right, and one of the critical tools every young person needs to succeed in life. We believe that change must come from within a community, and not from outside forces. We are working toward a more just and equitable society that values every human being. We believe in the young people who will lead us to this vision.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides crisis support through its accredited, free, and confidential phone, instant message, and text messaging crisis intervention services. Focusing on suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth and resources for youth and adults. The Trevor Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386, or connect through text or chat.
Peace Pals International
Peace Pals is an International program designed to encourage youth, ages 5–16 to become peacemakers dedicated to living in the spirit of the words, “May Peace Prevail On Earth”. Peace Pals fosters understanding and respect for the diversity and oneness of the human family and the natural world through its various and creative activities. By nurturing inner peace and global awareness in the leaders of tomorrow, Peace Pals will help create a future in which peace and harmony become a way of life.