PowerSplash: Lessons on Bullying, Prejudice, Tolerance and Self-Image

The three videos that follow were produced by PowerSplash Project, a diverse organization of writers, producers and entrepreneurs. While most of the vidoes produced by PowerSplash are geared to individuals in or preparing for the workforce, these three vidoes are different.  They are about the human spirit, the myriad of differences that each of us bring to the table, and about the way we treat each other.  They are also about hope and encouragement--hope that those of us in despair can hold-on to see the goodness around them, and an urging to all of us to think and act compassionately towards those we meet and with whom we interact. 

Who Will Teach Me About Hate?

Against a background of joyful, innocent babies, a heartfelt narrative unfolds about whether others will choose to teach tolerance or hatred to these newest of human beings. Will they be accepted as they are or will they be ridiculed for the shape of their body or the color of their face? Will we teach them to speak their minds or will we silence their questions?

Looking Outside Yourself

A wise man recalls how his curiosity as a child helped him meet so many friends of every size, shape and color. The touching and beautiful narrative recalls his friends ... Marcy who could not walk, Jimmy who could not see, and Julie who could not hear. He speaks of Ramon who was overweight and about his uncle who was gay. Often people are afraid of what they don't understand. In the words of the narrator "people say we should be color blind. I know what they are trying to say; but if we were all color blind, we could never truly appreciate the beauty of a rainbow."

And It Gets Better

For anyone feeling overwhelmed, bullied, or depressed - this video will remind you of the strength you have within and the impact you bring to the world. If you or a loved one are in emotional distress, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK. They are there to help 24/7.