Bullying is never a light topic discussed with a friend over some reunion tea and biscuits or whatever. Bullying is a serious matter and is one not to be messed with. 

Everyday people get bullied and people get hurt and these people can't live their lives properly as they always have fear and doubt conjuring up in the back of the minds, these shouldn't be there and everyone should be free to live a life they want, a life where they can be free to do whatever they want, a life where they can be free 2 luv.

A 2001 survey reports that bullying is detrimental to the well-being and development of young people and school students. Bullying is when a target is picked out and is when one person or a group of people pick on the target via words or even physical abuse. It really is a traumatic experience and one no one should have to go through it.
Bullying can happen to anyone at any age. Being bullied at school, home or online might involve someone pushing, hitting, teasing, backchatting or calling nasty names. Nobody has the right to hurt anyone or make anyone feel bad. 

It really is a horrible thing to go through and I would know as when I was younger, about 9 years old, I was unfortunately someone who got bullied. It wasn't serious or anything but I did go through it and I can say it was not a very good experience. 
I used to get picked on because I was really small and because my name isn't really a common name here in the UK. I was also horrible at sport and I used to be an easy target. Some guys and even some girls used to call me racist names and used to try and isolate me when it came to games an sports. Luckily my friends were insanely awesome and supportive and had my back all the time and after a couple of years, I stood up and spoke out and put an end to the reign of the bully which is something I'll always be proud of. I spoke up and did something to sort out bullying but whilst I was getting bullying it wasn't good as I would've normally ended up alone and in tears because the bullying got to my head. I used to think I couldn't do anything right so that let me down in class and it wasn't pleasant but stand with my head held high and prove the bullies wrong is what I did and it made a difference. A good difference and here I am today, as happy as happiness can go!

After my experience, I knew that bullying was no easy matter and I knew that I wanted to make a difference and I wanted to get involved so that no one would have to go through what I went through and one way I did this was through the works of an honourable and beautiful charity which is the great and truly amazing, FREE 2 LUV

About a month back, I took on the incredible role of becoming a Youth Advocate for the charity and representing Scotland and the UK for the organisation and I can say that it was one of the best moves I've ever made. I am truly honoured to be a part of the incredible F2L team as they are utterly fantastic in their work and they inspire me to keep fighting to end bullying and they inspired me to become a Youth Advocate!

FREE 2 LUV is an award-winning nonprofit organisation which dedicated to celebrating individuality as uniqueness through arts and entertainment. Their honourable and spectacular mission is to support individuals all over the world to freely express themselves, spread kindness, stand up to bullying, support equal rights and to be themselves. 
F2L forms partnerships with Celebrity Ambassadors, Youth Advocates and other corporations who all have the same goal in mind and want to make a difference and believe that LUV is STRONGER than hate and BRAVER than bullying.
Their official website page says:
We hold hands with our partners to …
  • spread the word, stand up and speak out through our awareness campaign
  • create a cool line of cause inspired merchandise designed for change
  • support and produce community outreach events that embody our mission

The organisation is truly unique and you can help them to end bullying by little things like showing them some love and support by giving them a little subscription to their Youtube channel, following their twitter feed, dropping them a like on Facebook or even sharing their name and site with friends and family. 
Your sharing and support is what helps F2L grow and it means you are taking a stand with us to help create a kinder, braver and safer place for the younger generation. After all, it is only with your support that we can truly make a difference to the world so why don't you take a minute to spread some of the love.
You can also buy some cool F2L gear to show you're a part of the team and so you can end bullying whilst looking cool.

No one should have to suffer the traumatising and horrible experience that is bullying. No one should have to live in fear because of abuse. Everyone should be free to be themselves and everyone should be free 2 luv so we, as a community, need to stand up to bullies and we need to make a difference to the world. Let's end bullying together as a team, as friends because friends don't let friends bully and luv is stronger than hate.

Remember that if you ever see anyone being picked on, no matter who it is, you should help them and you should be the bigger person and stand up to the bully and ALWAYS tell someone if you are being bullied as you can't get anywhere if you don't. Friends should always keep each other's backs safe so be supportive of your friends and always give them a shoulder when they need one because we can only end bullying if we work together.

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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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  1. Tonya says:

    Thank you for writing this beautiful article, Awais! Sharing your heartwarming story will surely help others going through bullying. We are honored to have you in the Free2Luv family and thank you for all of your help spreading the word! #FriendsDontLetFriendsBully