Keke Palmer Speaks Out Against Bullying With “Oath Project”
Musician and film and television star Keke Palmer is joining the alliance between YWCA USA and Saving Our Daughters to help combat bullying and abuse within young people throughout the United States. A strong advocate against bullying, Keke knows just what it can lead to. One of Keke’s biggest fans – 12-year-old Iliss – was fighting brain cancer and was bullied cruelly before losing her life to the illness.
Keke is also a victim of bullying, stating:
I was a victim of a bully when I was 8 years old, some kids in my class made fun of me because my hair was very curly and hard to manage. I am 18 years old and still, I remember it was painful, to be different, to have an illness like Little Iliss, to be different from the crowd for any reason can make you a target of a bully. I am so pleased to be a part of this anti-bullying campaign and sincerely hope that together we can make a difference.
Keke will be the leader for the “Oath Project,” encouraging girls to take an oath for anti-bullying. The project will launch using Facebook and Twitter, hoping to have thousands of teens and adults take the oath and learn steps to preventing bullying.
An anti-bullying PSA featuring Keke will premiere in October during National Bullying Awareness month.
What a great cause! We’re very proud of Keke and the work she is doing to help others.
Have you ever been bullied or seen it in school? What ways do you think you can help to stop bullying?