~Words Can Hurt, by Jazsmin Abene
"So here is my second project in photography. It's called still life; basically a picture that tells a story so here is mine. I can not stand bullying. I won't tolerate it, seeing individuals putting one another just to make themselves feel better. Here at college I have seen and heard bullying at its finest. Who cares if you're tall, short, fat, skinny, black, white, gay, or straight?! We are all humans, and if you cut us open we all bleed the same. My story is to hopefully open up everyone's eyes and stop being silent when we see someone being bullied. That saying, "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never kill me." Well I argue against that, some times words hurt more than any physical pain but society forces us to endure but I say no more. Being bullied myself I know for a fact that words hurt worse than any punch to the arm. So, my question is what will you, my friends and family, who are reading this, what will you do? Will you stand by while someone is bullied or will you stand up for a complete stranger?"