YOUNG ADULT AUTHOR e.E. CHARLTON-TRUJILLO CHALLENGES AT-RISK YOUTH TO WRITE THEIR STORIES FOR EACH OTHER NOT AS SUICIDE NOTES
On March 3, 2015, sixteen-year-old transgender youth, Ash Haffner, committed suicide. A victim of bullying, Ash left a note that read, “Please be WHO YOU ARE. Do it for yourself. Do it for your happiness. That’s what matters in YOUR life. You don’t need approval on who you are. Don’t let people or society change who you are just because they’re not satisfied with your image.”
Young adult author and at-risk teen activist, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo took Ash Haffner’s suicide note as a challenge. Could she honor Ash’s last words by asking kids across the country to “be who they are, to do it for their own happiness”?
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