Growing up today is difficult enough – being an adolescent, understanding who you are, going through puberty and realizing you are not what people expect can be devastating.
I recently read a Huffington Post article with a compelling short film that I am sharing, SAM. Especially during the holidays, it is time for people to understand, we must accept others for who they are.
Peer pressure to be what society expects you to be can be overwhelming.
According to recent gay bullying statistics, gay and lesbian teens are two to three times as more likely to commit teen suicide than other youths.
After being bullied and beaten at school for dressing like a boy, Sam escapes into the fields surrounding her house. When she can’t find her way out, she’s forced to spend the night there and choose between who she is and who society thinks she should be.