When She Was In Middle School, They Called Her A 'Slut.' Here's How She Resolved It.

She started the UnSlut Project and found out people wanted to tell their story too.

Meet Emily Lindin. When Emily was in middle school, she got the reputation for being "the school slut."

She got the reputation not because she was promiscuous, but because some bullies decided to label her that way ... and it stuck.

She was just your average girl, trying to get through a phase in life many of us had a hard time with, too.


Emily graduated, grew up, and moved on with her life.

But in 2013, she was reminded of what happened to her after hearing about the suicides of some young women who had similar experiences.

She decided to publish her personal diary entries from ages 11 to 14.

She remembered feeling ashamed and not comfortable talking with her parents. She also remembered her own suicidal thoughts, so she wanted to comfort other people who also felt trapped. Emily's blog grew fast!

Girls, women, and men of many ages, backgrounds, and nationalities all wanted to share their stories too.

Even professional wrestler and feminist Mick Foley jumped on board. They all wanted to provide hope to young people who are suffering and demonstrate just how widespread the issues of sexual bullying and slut-shaming really are.

You can read Emily's blog at The UnSlut Project, and if you're interested, you can also contribute to her movie, "Slut: A Documentary Film."

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