I have been avid follower for The Guild for a long while now, as a World of Warcraft gamer I have always found the "geek" humour hilarious and totally on point.
But this new video by The Guild is on point in a totally different way. Bullying is on the mainstage front and centre, and as someone who was bullied it hits close to home. While the video is in a lot of ways cute and catchy, it points out serious realities for a lot of people out there. It used to be that people turned a blind eye to bullying and often kids suffered alone and in silence, I know I did for a lot of years. Now, thanks to the internet culture bullying is something that we are no longer turning a blind eye to, and that gives me a lot of hope.
I hope that my daughter never has to experience the same level of cruelty and ignorance that I did. If she does experience it I hope she will be able to come to me and tell me. I hope I can be a strong responsible parent, and a role model for my daughter. I hope my daughter can be more trusting and open than I have been able to be. I hope I can teach my daughter to be her own person, to be independent, to be strong, and to be giving and accepting.
I hope for so much for my daughter's future.