Louder Than Words of the Day: A Westport Junior High student named Alye Pollack, who says she’s been bullied every day since the sixth grade, has taken to YouTube to express her misery by remaining poignantly silent.
In “Words are worse than Sticks and Stones,” a video reminiscent of the visuals for Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” Alye holds up placards that tell the story of a 13-year-old who is worn out by incessant emotional abuse. “I don’t cut. But I’m close,” reads one card. “HELP,” reads another.
Alye’s mother Courtney told a local news site that she only found out about the video after it was posted.
If you’d like to show your support for Alye and her cause, you can send her an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It pains me how many people go through bullying like this. It’s not fun at all. Go out a limb and email Alye…. I did.