We have all struggled with adversities, regardless of our culture, gender, religion and ethnicity. Yet, we must make something good come out of them.
Vancouver, BC Canada (PRWEB) May 21, 2012
Mercilessly bullied as both a child and as an adult, Gabriella van Rij’s compelling story of daring to rise above intolerance and prejudice resonates with the power of an indomitable spirit and a passionate voice.
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With bullying becoming an ever-growing concern across the nation, highlighted by increasingly urgent headlines and the film The Bully Project (http://www.thebullyproject.com), Gabriella's With All My Might addresses a timely issue.
Understanding that facing down adversity requires “a huge dose of courage and inner strength,” Gabriella takes readers through her own experiences with unabashed honesty and insightfulness. Never fearing the events of her own life, Gabriella's tale imbues readers with the courage and self-acceptance necessary to face down bullying, regardless of what form it takes.
Recounting painful incidents in the schoolyard and the vicious, stinging words of her childhood peers, Gabriella is able to paint a picture of intolerance that is unchanged from the time of her childhood in the 1970’s. Unafraid to show her scars to her readers, she tells them that “We have all struggled with adversities, regardless of our culture, gender, religion and ethnicity. Yet, we must make something good come out of them.”
With truthfulness and comforting wisdom, Gabriella reaches out to readers and assures them that, yes, everything will indeed be alright. She offers uplifting insight into her own metamorphosis, from a child misunderstood by her schoolmates into a woman who has embraced her own strength and individuality. Gabriella helps her readers to see the silver lining in difficult obstacles and insurmountable odds, by unflinchingly examining her own life and giving readers the keys to the courage they need to experience life with all their might.
Gabriella van Rij
Gabriella van Rij is an International Activist, Advocate, and Author. Her first book With All My Might tackles head-on the topics of bullying, racism, intolerance, belonging, identity, individuality, and acceptance. She is the founder of We Open Doors and, through this organization, she travels and offers insight and help to these and many other issues facing our society today. She challenges you to stand up for yourself and for others.
To follow Gabriella please visit: http://www.withallmymight.com/blog/.
View Gabriella van Rij’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/gabriellavanrij.
And her recent visit to Kyrene Altadena Middle School, Phoenix AZ http://youtu.be/k7G0zf8GS5I
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