By: Emily Johnson
January 11, 2014
Tallahassee,FL - "Keep being you, there's only one you and you're amazing all right," said Gorilla Zoe, Celebrity Rapper.
Every year DJ Demp holds Demp Week, a week long celebration to bring awareness to an issue impacting folks in town. This year DJ Demp Partnered with Tiffany Love to bring the first Man Up Against Bullying rally in Tallahassee. Gorilla Zoe was one of the many celebrities on hand at the rally. The artist said he was bullied as a kid and and spoke about how he was able to overcome the situation. Gorilla also spoke on helping the community is part of who he is. "I've been blessed, so I try to do as much as I can to give back."
Tiffany Love who is a former Miss Tennessee crown holder came up with the platform during her pageant days. She now continues the effort against bullying and is on a national campaign to bring a stop to it. She said she understands first-hand what bullying can do to others. "That's really what prompted me to do it. Seeing all of the suicide rates increase and seeing what I saw in my home what cause me to do this," said Love
For family members of children who have been bullied a rally like the one held today was a great way to show that they aren't alone. "It's been good for him to see that they're other people out there that our supportive. These older men that say hey it happen to me and look I'm grown up, I'm successful and I've gotten past it. However it's worked for them he can see that their is a future and that there is a hope," said Alyson Hochstedler, claims her son is a victim of bullying.
For more information on Tiffany Love's Man Up Against Bullying campaign you can visit the website at www.onceinmanhood.com or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.