Alye Pollack's Silent Anti-Bullying Video
Alye Pollack: Bob Dylan-Style Anti-Bullying Video: 'Words are Worse than Sticks and Stones'
13-year-old bullying victim Alye Pollack made a short video describing her experiences, and did it without words. Similar in style to Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues", Alye Pollack, a student at Westport Junior High School in Connecticut, holds up a series of cards describing how she's treated by the other kids at her school.
In the video, titled "Words Are Worse than Sticks and Stones", Alye Pollack writes, "The writes, "Do I look happy? Well, I'm not. I've been like this since 6th grade. I don't have many friends. 3? 4? Why? I am bullied.
"Not a day goes by without one of these words: bitch, whore, fat, lesbo, slut, freak, ugly, weird fag.
"I don't cut. But I'm close... I'm in therapy/guidance more than my classes.
"I like my school, just not the kids.Will high school get worse?
"Think before you say things. It might save lives. Don't be a killer. Sticks & stones? Words do hurt. Think: this could be you."
The video has taken off, and has been covered by MSM.
Maybe Alye Pollack's contemplative video will have an effect, at least on some of her classmates. Maybe not. For those unaffected, there's always the object lesson presented by the Casey Heynes "Little Zangief" video.