Bystander Revolution | Owning It
In the summer of 2014, Carleigh O'Connell found out someone had spray-painted a mean message about her body. Rather than let it get her down, she was empowered to rise above, and responded in a way the people bullying her never expected. Her response went viral, resulting in an outpouring of support for Carleigh and inspiring countless others who were going through similar experiences.
Here, Carleigh and her mother Daryl Lynn speak on camera for the first time about the viral phenomenon, and share the lessons Carleigh’s act of bravery and the public’s response taught them.