Bullying has just gotten way out of control. Mostly (to me) because for the longest time, it wasn't really taken seriously. I grew up thniking something was wrong with me and/or I was strange because of being bullied from grade 3 and up. Everyone wasn't on the internet,so the bullying was more face to face and physical. I was thrown in lockers, constantly talked down to, picked with, food thrown at me and group beatings outside the school. But today, kids can get all of that, THEN, in the the privacy of their own homes, log into social networking sites only to be abused/harrassed even more. Its sad that if you are your own individual in whatever way, you stand a great chance of being bullied. The more you fit into general population, the safer you are. What happened to people having the right to be who/what they are? I don't care if you dress strange, have a hanicap, are gay, goth, extra smart etc..You don't DESERVE to be bullied. No one should have to feel like killing themselves is the only way to stop the bullying. You know what that means people? That means WE'RE FAILING. Even the strongest of us can be weak at times. We shouldn't have so many young people ending their lives before its even started because they don't know what else to do. Forgive me if I just around topic, I am OUTRAGED and not the most eloquent speaker, buy I'm not going to let that stop me from speaking. We are ALL responsible. In my household, we try to enforce the fact that they've done nothing wrong . That bullies have issues with themselves so they take it out on others. I can only pray that my children never feel like that's the only out for them. You know, its sad when you can even go to the store without being bullied. But this whole thing with people feeling like they can hide behind the anonymity of a computer screen to tear someone else has to STOP. Times have changed and now its time for some laws to change too..seriously. This bullying shit has got to stop. Long ago, I almost took myself out because of it. I remember feeling it was because I had nowhere to turn. The person I was living with at the time wasn't listening, the kids were brutal and I only had a therapist and a cat to look to. You'd be surprised at what you'll do when you hit a low point, esp as a teenager when you're still figuring out who you are. But guess what? I survived it because I remembered that I had the love and support of my grandmother and greatmother. BUT the biggest reason why I got through it was because if I did something to myself..They win..and I freaking HATE losing. So there you have it. I'm not sure how I would have dealt with being bullied outside and at a computer though, admittedly. Our youth today have SO much to deal with and not enough support in which to deal with it. Not enough centers/places of solice to do something worthwhile. Too many parents who are struggling just to pay the rent so they don't have time to talk to their children. too many parents that just don't care. And too many people who are just not involved. I have NINE children, but do you know how many people actually call me mom, mommie number 2? Over afew dozen. As an adult, its my repsonisiblity to be there for them. I don't turn a blind eye beyond my children. There's alot fo people like Jamey who decided that suicide was the only answer. There are countless other youth trying to figure out if thats the best option for them right now. It breaks my heart. It really does. We can be so hateful towards one another some times. We all have the ability to do our part. If you're bullying..CUT THAT SHIT OUT. If you see something, say something, just like they're telling you to do with suspicious packages and such. I refuse to sit hear and believe that NOTHING could be done. Something could always be done. It just takes people willing to stick their necks out to do it.
Hey guys!!! We have a show coming up in Jan in NY The information is under the upcoming shows, so check it out!! We look forward to seeing you all. Gata of Negro Childe
Hello all.. recently, lead vocal Goddyss, Monique "The Original Gata" Dupree was a guest at monster mania convention in Hunt Valley, MD It was a great time! Two of the other band members also came to show their support (Bert Hall & Anthony SAINT Thomas) You can view some of the photos on Monique's facebook page at www.facebook.com/theoriginalgata thank you for your continued support... Negro
Hello All! Monique Dupree of Negro Childe is gearing up to shoot for an ink magazine. She's representing for the band. I'll give you guys all the information as soon as it comes out. The Original Gata Monique Dupree www.reverbnation.com/negrochilde
Hey guys!! I hope all is well! We just finished another awesome photoshoot today. Hopefully we will have them up within the next week or so. I hope you enjoy! The TRUE Original Gata Monique Dupree
Hell all! Just wanted to let you know that you can also go to the link below and just rate us! 5 stars means you think we are awesome and 1 star meaning you think we're crap. You don't have to register on the site to rate us. I'd appreciate the luv!
Rehearsal went very well today. I was nervous at first because everyone was a little worn out from July 4th. I can't wait for us to hit the stage as a band. We've all either performed solo or in another band, but we haven't hot the stage together as of yet. That...is about to change people... GATA
Check this out guys..Our lead vocalist is also a well known indie actress. Her latest project is called The Cthulhu Key Go to the site and check it out...
We have a couple of things that we've been working on that are in the rough stages. We're not afraid to give it to our fans rough, so we'll be posting a couple today so be sure and let us know what you think. The Original Gata
So my band has a 7 page interview in the Cult Goddess Magazine. Please be sure and check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.cultgoddessmagazine.com/ The Original Gata