“In 8th grade there was a group called SAVS (Students. Against. Vanessa. Swift) They would chant it as I walked by. Luckily I had Suzanne Hyde who stuck up for me until I could for myself.”
Thank you to Vanessa who shared her story with us, and thank you to all friends who stand up for one another. Vanessa said that years later she confronted one of her bullies and he apologized. It was healing for her. I am glad that he realized the error of his ways and tried to make it right by saying sorry.