Time to listen to the next talk from TEDxOmaha 2018 Time to Engage, and the last speaker to take the stage in October 2018. We are engaging with Michelle Bandur as she shares her story of being bullied in ‘My Big Fat Nose’.
Who does not like to get money in the post, – but if that $1 is accompanied by a spiteful message; “use it to fix your big fat nose”, what do you do? When that happened to investigative TV journalist and six times Ironman Michelle Bandur, it was a gut punch that took her back to her childhood. She cried a little, then turned around, raised more money and co-founded a junior-tri club. Bringing young girls together from across the community, to learn how to swim, bike, and run, building their own resilience and self-efficacy to face bullies and more. From Michelle, the team, and the all the girls in the tri-club – a message back to that bully – “Thank you!”
Watch Michelle at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJgGPQCwcZM
Here is a snapshot of Michelle. She has an award winning career as a television journalist, which has put her in the path of deadly tornadoes, hurricanes, on Nebraska’s death row & inside the Los Angeles Lakers’ locker room. A native Omahan, she has worked at over 13 television stations. She has also produced a documentary & provides media consulting. She is active in the endurance sports community, regularly competes in triathlons, and has just completed her 6th Ironman competition. She co-founded a Juniors Tri Club – a free program for girls ages 8-14. Want to know more about Michelle then take a look at her bio on our website.
We have been talking about how we can expand the ‘Ideas worth spreading’ from TEDxOmaha 2018 and explore them further through Time to Engage Community Conversations. What did you think about this talk, what did you feel? What has been your experience of being bullied at work, at school, in the community, or have you seen others being bullied or are you a bully? Where do you think we need to go next with this? Who needs to be involved, who needs to share their ideas, what conversations need to happen and where do we need to take this idea on a longer journey? We want to hear from you… time to engage.