Unfortunately, we all go
through tough times in our lives. Experts say it's
the tough times that help us to become who it is
we are supposed to be. All of us at Hey U.G.L.Y.
would not give up one second of the pain we
suffered from being bullied, having our hearts
broken, dealing with racism, etc. because it led
us to be doing the work we are doing to help
One thing we find helps youth and adults who are going through tough times, is to understand that we are not alone. The other thing that really helps is to know that those who have suffered what we are suffering have gone on to achieve their dreams. This gives us HOPE which helps us weather the storms of these pains knowing a rainbow awaits us in the future.
We have researched famous people who have suffered, survived and thrived. The used their pain to succeed!
So, if anyone bullies you because of one of the following things, you can point to famous people who have survived!
Click on the links below to read about celebs who have experienced
some of the things that we struggle with:
Celebrities who survived their parents’ divorces
Celebrities who are adopted
Celebrities who were raped/sexually abused
Celebrities who have dyslexia
Celebrities with ADHD
Celebrities with Autism
Celebrities who have bi-polar disorder / clinical depression
Celebrities who overcame poverty
Celebrities who overcame addiction
Celebrities who overcame eating disorders
Celebrities who have bi-racial parents
Celebrities whose parents have been in prison
Celebrities who grew up without a father or mother
Famous people who spent time in jail
There are so many reasons why bullies bully us. Let us know if there is a category you would like us to add to this page
so we can help even more people. Email PreventBullyingNow@heyugly.org.
Been feeling rejected lately?
Click here to read rejection letters to celebs like Madonna and the group, U2
Let's all stick together and not let anyone have negative power over us.
WE ARE NOT ALONE!