Raven Reed founded The Bullied Beautiful Foundation™ in efforts to turn the negative effects of bullying into a positive effect.
Raven fell victim to bullying at a very young age: whether she was being tormented for being different looking [skeleton like and pale] or because her father’s occupation as a “junkman” didn’t stand well amongst her catholic school community. The years soon began to pass and the bullying never seemed to stop, so she decided to switch schools. She soon started to notice her image as an ugly duckling began to flower into a beautiful swan. She thought maybe for once with a new start at a new school [that her father was highly respected in] that this would finally be her opportunity to “fit in.” Instead her character was even more so bashed by her peers, her locker slandered and spit on, girls shoved her in the hallways, and her teammates hated her. She quickly went from being a child to an adult as a result from this. She set herself apart from her class, with the exception with the few friends she did have, and decided to focus on what was important in her life.
-1st and only freshman in the high school’s history to make the Varsity
- Captain of the Cheerleading Squad
- Sportsmanship Award Winner
- 3 time 1st Team All-Conference Cheerleader
- Honorable Mention Cheerleader
- Editor of the school’s newspaper
- Photographer for the school’s yearbook
- National Honors Society Member
- Honors Graduate
- Senior Class Officer
- Student Council Executive
- French Club member
- Key Club member
- SADD member
After spending years of focusing on herself, one day she received a pamphlet in the mail for a pageant system called, National American Miss. She tossed it in her garbage and allowed it to sit there for weeks before she picked it back up again. She decided maybe, just maybe this would be good for her. She could have never been more right. That day changed her life forever. She built confidence, poise, interviewing skills, a platform to her life, and most importantly friendships. Raven is a prime example that you can overcome those obstacles that seem to be “impossible” in your life. Not only can you overcome them, but you can also surpass them as a bigger and better person. With strength, determination, conviction in who you are and what you believe in you can be anyone you chose. You can even be Bullied Beautiful.
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The Bullied Beautiful Foundation
founded by Raven Reed