DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Shana Tull is a professional photographer in Denham Springs, LA who, with friends of hers, came up with an idea to have a photo shoot to raise awareness against bullying.
The idea was to paint the models to show that everyone is equal behind the paint. All proceeds received were donated to Denham Springs Jr High anti bullying club "No Place For Hate."
With more than 200 models that are of all ages, races, orientations, religions and people with medical disabilities, the effort to fight against bullying is strong with this project.
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The Paint the World Equal Project 2015 was held on October 17, and organizers plan to make it an annual event. The radio host of 98.1, Anna Maran Betts was at the event, which was sponsored by Auto Yes.
"We just want to make a change. Even if what we did only changes one person's life, the project was a success!" said Mandi Sanchez, an organizer of the project. "Our children fight this battle in school everyday. And we want people out there to know that they're not fighting this battle alone!"
October is National Bullying Prevention month.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
For more information on how to stop or how to respond to bullying, click here.