Society
9:24 am
Tue October 29, 2013

Local Anti-Bullying Advocates Holding Google Hangout Today

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Susan and Morgan Guess of Paducah will participate in a CNN Google Hangout at 1 p.m. today with actor Steve Glickman. The two were invited to serve as bullying experts on the call and to share their story.  Questions can be tweeted to #cnnhangout.

The pair also co-wrote an op ed piece on bullying for the Huffington Post. That article was published on October 15.

When summing up their experience, Susan said:

“While we will never forget this painful experience, we will not let it define us. We are not victims. We are change agents. This unfortunate experience has now made us better people and, we hope, people who can make the world better for our child and other children around our community and our country.

The two started the Guess Anti-Bullying Foundation two years ago after Morgan experienced bullying. They have raised $30,000 and have brought national recognition to Paducah for their work.  The brought Bully director Lee Hirsch to Paducah along with author Jodee Blanco. Blanco spoke to 6,000 kids in grades 4-12.  They hosted the international Inside Out photo exhibit this summer by featuring 10 area girls who had experienced bullying.  The Governor honored Morgan this summer with the Kentucky Youth Volunteer Service Award this summer for her work on the subject.