As Jamey entered Williamsville North, his life was torn between outward signs of emotional strength and inner impulses toward personal despair. In May of 2011, he used his webcam to produce and post online his video for the "It Gets Better Project," which seeks to fortify students who are bullied because of perceptions about their sexual orientation. The project's perspective is that the sting of childhood and adolescent bullying fades with the passage of time. "All you have to do is hold your head up and you'll go far," Jamey spoke directly into the camera, "Just love yourself and you're set .... It gets better." The video, his intermittent positive blog postings, and his denials of personal troubles reportedly reassured his parents that he was taking the incessant bullying in stride.
Douglas E. Abrams,
Bullying Victimization as a Disability in Public Elementary and Secondary Education,
77 Mo. L. Rev.
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