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Is Trolling Really Just Bullying? (Plus 3 Tips For Dealing With Cyberbullying)

By now, you’ve probably seen this truly wonderful video, in which Jennifer Livingston, a plus sized anchorperson, eviscerated a cyberbully who told her that she was a bad role model because of her weight. (If you haven’t seen it yet, click here to see the video.)

I don’t know about you, but I found her bravery really compelling.

Jennifer Livingston of WKBT talking back to her bullyI also thought that her reframing of internet trolling as bullying was really important.

Nowadays, it seems like nearly everyone has dealt with some form of cyberbullying, and it can really take its toll. Over the years, I’ve gotten hundreds of negative, hateful comments and emails from people who are so fatphobic that they feel compelled to try to silence me.

It can definitely take its toll, but I’ve developed some techniques that I’d like to share with you now.

In the video below, I elaborate on these 3 techniques. But in a nutshell they are (1) You’re Not Alone, (2) Ignore/Delete/Block, and (3) They Don’t Boo Nobodies. To see what I’m talking about, click the video below!

(By the way, this video is a part of the Better Than The Bullies Project. Check it out here and see how you can get involved!)

And just in case you want a little inspiration for your facebook wall or office wall:

Picture of Reggie Jackson and the text They Dont boo nobodies

Golda is a certified holistic health counselor and founder of Body Love Wellness, a program designed for plus-sized women who are fed up with dieting and want support to stop obsessing about food and weight.  She is now enrolling for The Big Beautiful Goddess Academy. Click here for details!

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