The The New F Word, an anti bully photo campaign.

Fatty, Faggot, Freak - unacceptable. How about FRIEND?
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Friend Movement is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Friend Movement must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

UPDATE

GREAT NEWS!

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!!

http://www.friendmovement.com/fword.html

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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Your friends,

Ronnie & Elliot
co-founders
Friend Movement
http://www.friendmovement.com

Donations are Tax Deductible  

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.

Lizzie Velasquez was called the ugliest woman in the world by cyber-bullies. She's now an author, a motivational speaker, and an amazing FRIEND. See her Entertainment Tonight segment by clicking this photo.Lizzie Velasquez was called the ugliest woman in the world by cyber-bullies. She's now an author, a motivational speaker, and an amazing FRIEND. 

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.
Bullied teen, Joseph Sears, meets his idol Adam Lambert on set of THE NEW F WORD. Click this photo to hear his story.Bullied teen, Joseph Sears, meets his idol Adam Lambert on set of THE NEW F WORD. 

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. :)

While we are currently working on sharing Friend Movement with the United States, we realize that Bullying is a global issue and hope people all over the world will join our cause.While we are currently working on sharing Friend Movement with the United States, we realize that Bullying is a global issue and hope people all over the world will join our cause.
Join us on Monday July 1, 2013 in Los Angeles for our Friend Movement Benefit Concert featuring LeAnn Rimes! Get your tickets by clicking this photo.
We are so thankful to have partnered with GLAAD Organization and appreciate their friendship!We are so thankful to have partnered with GLAAD Organization and appreciate their friendship!

 

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  • $1USD
    Every Dollar Matters

    Don't have much to contribute, but want to help the cause? At $1, you'll still be part of something BIG, plus you'll receive exclusive backer updates throughout our production! Please help us bring The New F Word to a city near you. (fully tax-deductible)

    15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $5USD
    High Five

    The number 5 symbolizes the principle of multiplicity, progression, and passion. It signifies the need for change, variety, and new growth. A contribution at this level deserves a high five and our promise to pay it forward! (fully tax-deductible)

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  • $10USD
    Perfect 10

    $10 dolla make us holla! Alexander Hamilton was the founder of the U.S. financial system, one "F-Word" we are happy to promote. Contributions at this level and above will receive our eternal gratitude and your name added to our "Friend Wall" http://www.friendmovement.com/wall (fully tax-deductible)

    40 claimed
  • $25USD
    Bumper Fun

    You will receive "The New F Word" bumper magnet so you can display your support proudly on your car, bike, refrigerator, office wall ... Did that guy just give me the bird? He must be a FRIEND too. *$3 dollars is not tax deductible due to magnet and shipping (amount over $3 is tax-deductible)

    18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $25USD
    GLAMBERT SPECIAL

    8x10 Print of Adam Lambert "Giving Bullying The Bird" (amount over $10 is tax-deductible)

    166 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $35USD
    FRIEND MUG

    Start your day with a smile and a cup of friendship! (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

    11 claimed
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  • $49USD
    Adam Lambert Phone Case

    Customize your phone case with Adam Lambert or any other celebrity of your choice that has joined us in "Giving Bullying The Bird". iPhone 4, iPhone 5, The New iPad, iPad, iPad mini, iPod Touch, Samsung, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S 2, Galaxy S 3, Galaxy S 4, and Nexus 4 (amount over $20 is tax-deductible)

    27 claimed
  • $50USD
    Bullying not on our Watch

    Not only get one watch, but give one to your FRIEND. Receive two Friend Movement Anti-Bully Watches. A deep purple futuristic, waterproof, and unisex design with an electronic interface, "Bullying, not on my watch". *$25 dollars is not tax deductible due to watches and shipping (amount over $25 is tax-deductible)

    20 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $75USD
    I want that shirt!

    You will receive a limited edition "The New F Word" tee-shirt ... a design that is exclusive to indie-gogo supporters that you will enjoy wearing ... unlike that lame branded shirt that sits at the bottom of your drawer or that you use to clean the house! * $30 dollars is not tax deductible due to t-shirt and shipping (amount over $30 is tax-deductible)

    14 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $75USD
    Be Beautiful, Be You.

    Autographed copy of Lizzie Velasquez's book, "Be Beautiful, Be You" (amount over $20 is tax-deductible)

    1 out of 20 claimed
  • $100USD
    The purple collection.

    Go FRIEND yourself! The ultimate swag level that gets you one Friend Movement Anti-Bully Watch. A deep purple futuristic and unisex design with an electronic interface, "Bullying, not on my watch". One limited edition "The New F Word" tee-shirt ... a design that is exclusive to indie-gogo supporters that you will enjoy wearing ..*$50 dollars is not tax deductible due to watch, t-shirt, and shipping (amount over $50 is tax-deductible)

    15 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD
    LANCE BASS

    8 x 10 Autographed Print of N Sync's Lance Bass "Giving Bullying The Bird" (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD
    MICHAEL ROOKER

    8 x 10 Autographed Print of Walking Dead star Michael Rooker "Giving Bullying The Bird" (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

    3 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $150USD
    Tim Gunn Print

    You're a FRIEND that's got style! In addition to the bumper magnet and a Friend Movement Anti-Bully watch, you will receive an 8x10 print of Tim Gunn - Giving Bullying The Bird!! Make it work!!! *$40 dollars is not tax deductible due to magnet, print and shipping (amount over $40 is tax-deductible)

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $200USD
    Collect All Three

    You're a FRIEND collector! In addition to the bumper magnet and a Friend Movement Anti-Bully watch, you will receive an 8x10 print of Country Superstar LeAnn Rimes, American Idol Fan Favorite Adam Lambert, and Tim Gunn - Giving Bullying The Bird. *$60 dollars is not tax deductible due to magnet and shipping (amount over $60 is tax-deductible)

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $250USD
    Friendship Bracelet

    You are our new BFF! Because of your generosity you will receive a bumper magnet, a signed 8x10 print of co-founders Ronnie Kroell & Elliot London AND "The New F Word" friendship bracelet, by Kyle Chan Design. http://www.kylechandesign.com *$100 dollars is not tax deductible due to magnet and shipping (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $500USD
    Autographed Tim Gunn Book

    In addition to your bumper magnet, signed 8x10 of Ronnie Kroell & Elliot London, "The New F Word" friendship bracelet by Kyle Chan Design ... You will receive an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of Tim Gunn's Book! *$120 dollars is not tax deductible due to magnet and shipping (amount over $120 is tax-deductible)

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Make it work, LUNCH!

    Lunch w/ Tim Gunn! Our Treat! (Travel, accommodations, not included) *$150 dollars is not tax deductible due to lunch provided. (amount over $150 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 1 claimed
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  • $9,999USD
    Diamonds!

    A Kyle Chan Design original made especially for you! Diamonds are a girl's (and boy's) Best FRIEND. http://www.kylechandesign.com Estimated delivery: Oct 2013 *$3,000 dollars is not tax deductible due to jewely and shipping (amount over $3,000 is tax-deductible)

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  • $9,999USD
    I want to be a PRODUCER

    Welcome to the team! You are now a PRODUCER of THE NEW F WORD campaign. Hold on to your hat and get ready for the adventure of a life-time. You will be listed on Friend Movement.com website as a Producer for The New F Word on the About Team page. (fully tax-deductible)

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