I have just written and submitted an OpEd piece about bullying and suicide to the New York Times, until they decide whether to publish it or not, I cannot post it here.
Hopefully they’ll publish it.
In the meantime, like most people in the States, I am following what is happening as a result of the nine
bullying-related suicides of the past month.
In a poem I wrote seven days after Andrew died, I mentioned the “dangers of the mind”, but I could have equally said the “Bullies of the mind.” People will argue with me that being physically bullied is very different from being
I don’t know, I have never been physically bullied, but I have been depressed and at the mercy of my own mind.
We must address and respond to everything that triggers the impulse for suicide.
In the meantime the LGBT Community is holding a vigil in Washington Square Park tomorrow evening at 9 pm.
Let us hope that this is the beginning of a constructive dialogue about suicide.
Esmeralda – Andrew’s Mother