Because of YOU we have reached over $15,000 in donations and we are going to begin our adventure.
Here is a list of cities that we will be visiting:
August 10-11th, Chicago / Illinois
August 13th, Milwaukee / Wisconsin
August 14th, Madison / Wisconsin
August 15th, Minneapolis / Minnesota
August 16th, Des Moines / Iowa
August 17th, Kansas City / Missouri
August 18th, St. Louis / Missouri
For more information, or to let us know that you want to come take your THE NEW F WORD photo, please follow this link and fill out the form!!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in this vision and for helping this dream come to life! We know that you will continue to share our campaign and donate as you can ...
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Ronnie & Elliot
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After nearly a year of passion, dedication, and development coupled with the unwavering support of our family, friends, and some of our favorite celebs ...
Friend Movement proudly presents:
"THE NEW F WORD - GIVING BULLYING THE BIRD"
An edgy anti-bully campaign and brainchild of producers Ronnie Kroell & Elliot London, photographer Ryan Forbes, and branding guru Bianca Kosoy. The New F Word aims to keep the conversation about bullying alive, but more importantly it was designed to empower individuals and inspire all of us to take ACTION.
Our goal is to shoot ...
10,000 Photos in 90 Days, across 40 Cities
Fresno, Sacramento, Reno, Eugene, Seattle, Portland, Spokane, Billings, Fargo, Minneapolis, Madison, Rockford, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Rochester, Boston, Provincetown, Philadelphia, DC, Raleigh, NYC, Savannah, Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee, Mobile, Montgomery, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville Birmingham, Jackson, Little Rock, Kansas City, Omaha, Denver, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas.
When someone is being bullied, we want them to have an inner monologue of "F-U I'm amazing ... I don't need your approval." By doing so, they can reclaim their power and rise above the fear that can prevent them from being the diverse, confident, and beautiful individuals they were meant to be.
Bullying doesn't discriminate. It effects people of all ages, genders, sizes, races, religions, sexual orientations, and so much more. Studies have shown that the long term effects of being bullied can be devastating, often times leading to severe depression and even suicide. One solution, according to Dr. Jaana Juvonen at UCLA, is to have at least one friend to confide in and to help alleviate everyday stress.
Here are some facts!
- 1 in 4 kids in the United States is being bullied
- 160,000 kids stay home from school every day out of fear of being bullied.
- 75% of all school shootings have been directly related to harassment/bullying.
It's OK to be angry about this information. In fact, we must get angry, but It is how we channel that anger towards finding positive solutions that makes all the difference. The opposite of bullying is FRIENDSHIP. As long as we can lean on our friends, in good times and challenging ones, we are never alone. Please join us in this journey by adding your voice, sharing your story, and dedicating your dollars.
While we may not be able to fully eradicate bullying, we can commit to being better friends to one another - to ourselves. So, get those middle fingers ready because THE NEW F WORD is FRIEND.
Thank you for your time and support!!
Ronnie & Elliot
P.S. Go FRIEND yourself! Change your middle name on Facebook & Twitter to "FRIEND" and join our growing family around the world. :)