We’re joined on the Starline by an author who has written a powerful book. The names and places have been changed to protect the innocent, but more importantly the guilty. The cautionary tale is “Canaries Among Us”. We welcome author Kayla Taylor
Kayla, let’s go Beyond the Mic. You’ve kept the basic story, but have changed your name, the names of your family and the community. You said in the beginning of the book that this isn’t a gotcha book, it isn’t a revenge tale. Should people be warned about schools like the one your child attended?
Are schools turning a blind eye to bullying and what do they get out of doing so?
My own daughter was bullied in her middle school. She changed mentally, physically, emotionally. She’s a totally different woman today because of the bullying allowed at her school.
You aren’t trying to make a buck off your story but trying to help others by donating the profits of the first edition of the book to organizations advocating for neuro diversity and mental health. Why?
What is the important lesson you want shared from “Canaries Among Us”?
You are protecting your own child and yet others are dismissive of your child’s feelings.
… and you walked away from several situations when the adults weren’t listening.
One Big Question:
She couldn’t sleep, chewed her hair and you finally had to put your child on medication to sooth the issues from bullying. How is she today?
Author Kayla Taylor wants you to read “Canaries Among Us”. Thanks for taking the time to talk with us today.
And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.
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If you are having a mental health crisis, please dial 988 or call your doctor. Kayla Taylor is not a licensed physician nor a therapist. These resources have also helped others.