Friday, November 2, 2012
Author Sherria Elliott: Sharing Why Bullying Is Not Fair
In 2012 diversity is something that should be applauded, not denigrated, yet we still find individuals who are not just misunderstood but bullied because they are different.
When Sherria Elliott realized that her daughter Heaven (who was born with the genetic condition called Albinism) was having problems with friends accepting her for who she is, she decided to do something about it. The result was the book BUT MOMMY IT'S NOT FAIR where Sherria was able to not only share her daughter's challenges but put a face to the condition and the actions of others.
The hard work in publishing the book has definitely paid off. Today she is the founder of 4 Elliott Publishing, a publishing house that is introducing not just the series she has created but other's work as well. Elliott's message and determination is also affecting the laws in the state of Florida. Recognizing the stand she has taken against bullying, Florida House Representative Dwight Bullard, District 118 has elected to use the books main character "Heaven" as the face behind the "Anti-Bullying Act" Amendment to Florida Statute 1006.147. House Bill 627 2012. What an amazing accomplishment for a family that just wanted to make sure that people understood the seriousness of bullying and the importance of working together instead of apart.
If you ever doubted the power of one or the impact that just one person can make then what Sherria Elliott has done and continues to do should inspire you.
You can expect to hear more of Heaven's story as the series continues. For more information visit www.4elliottpublishing.com. You can also follow the story online at www.twitter.com/4elliottpub and https://www.facebook.com/sherria.elliott.7.