I was bullied throughout my freshman in high school, an experience that affected me physically and emotionally. During my 28-year career as a high school English teacher, I try to inspire my students to address the issue. After sharing my own experience with them, I offer suggestions about how they can take action whether they are a victim or a bystander. I encourage them to look to revolutionary thinkers like Thoreau, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Mandela as inspiration.
CNN Panel Interview
Based on an article Venise wrote for CNN's iReport that was viewed by over 50,000 people and shared by over 800, she was asked to take part in a online panel on bullying. http://youtu.be/xkgPTxmvjFs
The other guests included Justin Patchin from the Cyberbullying Research Center, Stephen Cramer Glickman (Comedian and Big Time Rush Actor), and Susan and Morgan Guess of The Guess Foundation
Huckabee Show Interview on Fox News
Venise appeared on Mike Huckabee's show on Fox News on October 26, 2013 at 8 and 11 p.m. Eastern Time and on October 27 at 8 p.m. She was part of panel on bullying. Fox News video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ0o6vPVy3w&t=195s
Gretchen Carlson Interview on Fox News
On October, 23, 2013, Gretchen Carlson on Fox News interviewed Venise about her experience with bullying in high school.
Fox News video: http://video.foxnews.com/v/2764396063001/how-to-tackle-the-issue-of-bullying/?playlist_id=938973798001
Articles About Bullying
Venise took part in an online forum on bullying for iReport CNN on Tuesday, October 29th from 3-4 p.m.