Williams, an award winning author, poet, film maker and musician released the new video for National Bullying Prevention Month.
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Bullying, whether in the workplace, school or even home, is not a new problem. It is a problem that we must deal with today however. Bullying can take myriad forms and there are as many ways of attempting to handle the problem as there are ways of bullying. There is one solution, however, that never fails. That is the subject of a new video entitled ‘Empowering The Victims Of Bullying’, released by award winning author Cheryl Williams, who was once the target of bullying.
"When we think of bully awareness, we often focus our attention on the bully," Williams stated. "Since we can’t control the words or behaviors of another person, we must instead focus on how we respond to that person.
"As a victim of bullying myself, I had to find constructive, positive ways to help me cope with bullying, and move forward. I want to use this opportunity to empower those who’re victims of bullying. Always remember, despite what anyone says; You are amazing, special and unique. You are one of a kind. You matter.
"The poem 'Human' was written as way to help me unburden, to help me take back my strength, my self-esteem, my self-respect.
"I recently created a YouTube video featuring the beautiful, talented Soleil reciting this poem. Soleil has also experienced the effects of bullying, and has turned the negative into positive by empowering her mind everyday to rise above.
"My son Kyle Williams, aka KDoubleU, is also a victim of bullying, rap was a way for him to empower his mind and make it through each day. His song, Stay Strong, featured in the video addresses bullying.
"It is extremely important for you to embrace your true self. Never allowing anyone to discredit your worth. Once you acknowledge your value, then it doesn’t matter what anyone else says or does.
"You must learn the art of standing up for yourself. This act of courage, will require you to love yourself, appreciate the skin you are in and embrace your strengths and weaknesses.
"I’m sure you have heard the saying: no one can take away your power unless you surrender it. Once you are empowered, it becomes easier to tackle the bullying you may experience and move forward unscathed.
You worry and fret
Yet in your haste forget
That you are truly blessed
A unique soul in a lost world
Where the norm is to become
A clone of another person
Failing to accept the truth of
your amazing human assets
You must love the unique you
Embrace your strengths,
Appreciate the skin you are in
You are here for a reason
There has never been
And will never be
The new video, ‘Empowering The Victims Of Bullying’ is available at Youtube at https://youtu.be/d33f6R13YwI.
Williams, the award winning author of 'A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life' is also a talented film maker and musician. She recently released a new video entitled "Covid-19: A Child's View." The new film is a penetrating look into the experiences of those whose young lives have been affected. The new film is available at Youtube at https://youtu.be/MiL3NMtsKhM.
"In this YouTube video, 'Covid-19: A Child’s View', we can listen to the kids as they speak about their experiences and perspectives surrounding the virus and this pandemic," Williams stated.
Williams had a chance to speak with Anthony, the fourteen year old Covid survivor, who was featured in 'Covid-19 and My Child. Anthony’s story was aired on News 12 Long Island and featured in the the Deer Park-North Babylon NY Patch,
Williams also recently posted a mesmerizing account of her coronavirus experience in a Youtube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpN7nMt8gf0&t=91s.
Williams was named Top Female Author in the 2019 Top Female Author Awards in the poetry category. The win came as the result of her most recent book, 'A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life'. Williams was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors by a panel of judges.
Writing has helped Williams connect with her inner self, finding positive ways to cope with life's struggles. She has been writing and singing for as long as she can remember.
Throughout her childhood she sang in both the church and school choir, and also enjoyed singing at talent shows and music festivals. As an adult she also participated in concerts, performing as a solo artist.
Music and writing are the tools that bring her fulfillment and healing. Her book, 'A Collection Of Poems', takes us through the power of the human mind, good or bad, and its impact on one's direction and journey through life.
With the help of music, writing, and positive thinking, Williams found hope and purpose in life. Life isn't fair. It is unpredictable, bad things happen to good people, and we never know what tomorrow holds. Cheryl wants her readers to realize that even when faced with insurmountable, hopeless situations, even when life seems dark and uncertain, we should never let go of hope and appreciate the beauty and blessings that life has to offer, making the most of every day, loving, living, laughing, and learning. Seasons change, and there is always a rainbow after the storms of life.
Cheryl Williams is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at cherylw27aol.com. 'A Collection Of Poems: A Journey Through Life' is available at Amazon and Dorrance Publishing. More information, including a number of videos and a collection of music, is available at her website at https://cherylhot6.wixsite.com/cherylpwilliams.
About Cheryl Williams:
Cheryl Williams is a wife, mother, author, and nurse by profession, with a passion for the Arts.
Her love for poetry started at the tender age of five when she recited the poem "Grandfather Frog” for a school function. Six years later, her world was turned upside down after her mother suffered a massive stroke. During those uncertain times, music, writing, and poetry helped her cope.
As a teenager, whenever she wasn’t caring for her mother, Cheryl spent her free time writing and directing short plays as a form of entertainment for the children in her neighborhood.
She enjoyed singing in the church and school choir, while also performing publicly as a soloist in concerts and talent shows. As a result of her mother’s illness and her responsibility to help care for her, Cheryl was inspired to pursue nursing as a way to help others heal; the same way writing and music helped her find a path to healing. She resides in New York.