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To The Bullied 7th-Grade Girl Whose Life Is Hell, Here's A Special Message To You From A Wise Nerd

A middle-school girl wrote to author and vlogger John Green to ask him how to cope with bullying. She goes to the same school he went to. She relayed what his teacher said about his days there. And he got to thinking. At 1:52, he gets to the point about bullies. And at 2:43, he tells an important story that everyone needs to keep in perspective. Also, don't freak out, but he doesn't move in this video. It's not an audio problem.

To The Bullied 7th-Grade Girl Whose Life Is Hell, Here's A Special Message To You From A Wise Nerd

As Robert Frost said, "The best way out is always through." As John Green says, "You will get through. I will get through." And as I say, "Seriously, listen to these guys." When I was getting bullied in school, I never imagined I'd be here either. So take heart, kids trapped in schools where you aren't understood. You aren't alone. Someday you will be understood. And we will have your back.


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Credit: Haley Morris-Cafiero

Artist Haley Morris-Cafiero describes herself on her website as "part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator." Her recent project, titled "Wait Watchers" has elements of all her self-descriptors.

In an email to us, Morris-Cafiero explained that she set up a camera in the street and stood in front of it, doing mundane activities like looking at a map or eating gelato. While she's standing there she sets off her camera, taking hundreds of photos.

Later, she looks through them and sees what is happening around her. Morris-Cafiero finds that people are often looking at her body, or commenting on it with their gaze or body language, at times even appearing to mock her.

"I then examine the images to see if any of the passersby had a critical or questioning element in their face or body language."

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