Today is National Pink Day
Feb 26, 2020
Bullying is a growing problem in the world today, and every year we hear more and more incidents coming up of bullying in schools everywhere. Bullying doesn’t stop in school, though, it extends out into the home, work place and into the internet.
Bullying doesn’t tend to follow any kind of rhyme or reason, it’s merely the exertion of power over those who are weaker or stand out as unusual. Pink Day is a day dedicated to beating the bullies and breaking the cycle that creates and perpetuates this damaging behavior in schools.
History of Pink Day
Pink Day was established in 2007 after a pair of students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, saw one of their fellow students being bullied for no other reason than that they were wearing a pink shirt.
In a stroke of brilliance, these two got together and decided to show support for the student and take a stand against bullying by getting everyone at their school to wear a pink shirt the next day. Pink Day was created to stomp out all bullying and spread understanding, and it’s a concept spreading throughout the world.
How to celebrate Pink Day
Start the day by picking out your favourite pink garment and putting it on, especially if you’re a male-bodied person. If you don't own pink just borrow some like I did, thanks Katie!
If you see people getting bullied or harassed, be sure to walk up to them and help them out, don’t let them think they’re alone in the world. Pink Day is a day to stand up against the injustice of harassment and bullying, especially against minorities and those of the LGBTQ community.