In this episode of The Grass Gets Greener podcast, I'm joined by Kimberly Ewing of KDE Motivates. Kimberly joins me to share her story of how experiencing childhood bullying has led her down a path of advocacy and becoming a bullying prevention trainer.
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Kimberly was the target of bullies when she switched schools in the 6th grade because she was viewed as an outsider.
Effects of the traumatic experience:
Most of the effects that Kimberly experienced were only during the time of the bullying. She wasn't really affected by it beyond that point. During that time, however, she felt confused as to why it was happening to her. She also felt very alone and exhausted from always having to be on alert and defending herself.
Overcoming the traumatic experience:
The things that were key for allowing Kimberly to overcome it at that time were standing up for herself, telling her mother about it and being removed from the situation.
What Kimberly does today:
Kimberly is a certified Olweus bullying prevention trainer. She also does consulting and runs leadership workshops and diversity training programs through her company, KDE Motivates.
Given what you know now, if you could go back to when you were going through the tough times and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Kimberly's Answer: To tell her mother sooner and to have tried to make a friend in the school who would have supported her during that time.
KDEmotivates.com - Kimberly's website
YouTube - Kimberly's YouTube channel
Twitter - Kimberly's Twitter profile
Facebook - Kimberly's Facebook page
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