The “It Gets Better” Project was created by Dan Savage “to inspire hope for young people facing harassment.” It was started after there was a multitude of LGBT teens who took their own lives for being gay. Everyone from President Obama to Justin Bieber to the cast members of HBO’s True Blood have created videos to let LGBT youth know that if they hold on, all will be okay. On Thursday, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was the latest person to release a video for the campaign.
The Congresswoman shared these words to bullied youth:
“For anyone who is going through a tough time, for anyone who has been bullied or feels alone or different, it gets better. Sometimes, it’s hard to see that what we’re going through won’t last forever. When we’re in a tough spot, it’s hard to imagine that there will ever be a time when it doesn’t feel like the world is crashing in on us. But things will get better they always do.”
A strong advocate for LGBT rights and a same-sex marriage supporter, Wasserman Shultz also shared her own experience with bullying:
“When I was in school, I was teased mercilessly, all the time, about my curly hair. But now my hair is my signature look, and I wouldn’t change it for anyone, because it’s part of what makes me who I am.”
We applaud Debbie for being “as free as her hair” and showing the youth of America that no matter what the odds are, you can survive them.