Radio star, Johnjay Van Es, has been targeted by bullies throughout his life. Recently he became a target once again. “I had several bullies all throughout my life, all the way up until last week.” Johnjay says. He is teaching his three children to have thick skin when it comes to bullies.
Renee Scherzer’s daughter, a star student athlete, was in fourth grade when she became a victim of girls who were aggressive and relentless bullies. It was so bad, Scherzer says, she and her daughter would drive to school each day “praying that the girls would be nice.”
Sunny Wright was a busy wife and mother, a highly educated PR pro married to a doctor. But her life was, in her words, a full catastrophe. For 35 years, Wright lived as “society wanted her to live.” She was a high achiever in every aspect. Until it all came crashing down.
“I was bullied as a kid and I had low self-esteem because of it. I was made fun of because of my weight and it just sort of escalated.” Carrie Severson spent eight long years of her childhood being harassed, bullied and severely depressed. “I had to leave my hometown, discover who I was and figure out a way out of the darkness on my own.”