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WAS THAT A MOTHER FRACKING ODYSSEY PUN
Well, it wasn’t a motherfucking Oedipus pun, that’s for sure.
A heartwarming story for nerds everywhere, via A Mighty Girl:
After Katie Goldman was bullied for her love of Star Wars — which bullies claimed was “just for boys” — the Star Wars fangroup The 501st Legion decided to build her a custom Stormtrooper costume. Katie showed that a love of Star Wars is not gender limited as she wore her costume proudly and regained her confidence. Now, two years later, the 11-year-old Mighty Girl is creating a new ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Stormtrooper Costume’ by passing her costume on to another young girl bullied for her love of so-called ‘boy’ interests.
It was Katie’s mom, author Carrie Goldman, who originally wrote about Katie’s experiences and attracted the attention of the 501st Legion. The 501st created a hashtag, #maytheforcebewithKatie, to send messages of support and Katie’s story went viral. Two years later, when Katie decided she wanted to be a Stormtrooper for Halloween, Goldman contacted the 501st for advice on where to find a costume. Instead, they fundraised to make Katie a custom-sized Stormtrooper costume built to the exact specifications used in the films. Goldman wrote on her blog: “Katie rocked that armor at her school’s Halloween parade. And again while trick-or-treating. And in spring at the Purim Carnival. And in summer at Star Wars Day in Joliet… the outcome was always stunning.”
They had always planned to pass the armor on to another child once Katie outgrew it and, recently, Brian Troyan of 501st sent a message to Goldman introducing them to Allison: “I wonder if Katie might be ready to pass along her Stormtrooper armor to another little girl who has been bullied and who needs a little love and a reminder that she shouldn’t ever need to hide who she is,” he wrote. He was referring to 11-year-old Allison Jorgensen, pictured at right, who was being “taunted, ostracized, and even physically attacked by her peers” for her love of Star Wars and for carrying a Spider-Man lunchbox.
Goldman wasn’t sure if Katie would be ready to pass on the special suit of armor. On her blog, Goldman writes, “I sat on the edge of Katie’s bed Thursday night and told her about Allison… after I answered to the best of my ability, she simply said, ‘That is terrible.’ ‘So,’ I said, ‘Would you be willing to give Allison your Stormtrooper armor?’ ‘Yes! Of course,’ she answered immediately. ‘That’s a great idea!’” Not only did Katie agree to pass the armor along, but she and her friends wrote notes to accompany the costume, encouraging and supporting Allison.
Troyan arranged to have the armor and the notes picked up from Goldman’s house, and delivered to Allison at an Autism Speaks event this month. He said that Allison “couldn’t stop smiling and couldn’t wait to try it on.” Her mother, Aimee, added “I think perhaps the letters from the girls meant more to her than the armor itself, and has made her feel like she has ‘yet-to-be-met’ friends out there in the world… something she had forgotten for a while.”
Troyan hopes that, when Allison outgrows the suit, it can be passed on to yet another girl who needs to know that she is not alone. “I think it helps them understand that they don’t need to hide who they are or what they love,” he says. “Even if someone tries to make fun of them for something, that doesn’t mean they should be ashamed of it.”
To read more about Katie and her special armor on HuffPost, visit http://huff.to/1ms8YTX
Carrie Goldman wrote a parenting book inspired by Katie’s experience dealing with bullying, “Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear,” at http://www.amightygirl.com/bullied
For a variety of books for kids and parents that address bullying of all types, we’ve prepared a three-part blog series on bullying prevention.
In the first part of the series, we showcase books for preschool and early elementary-aged children on teaching empathy and responding to bullying: “The End of Bullying Begins With Me”: Bullying Prevention Books for Young Mighty Girls,” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=4741
In the second post, we feature recommendations for tweens and tweens: “Taking a Stand Against Bullying: Bullying Prevention Books for Tweens and Teens” athttp://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=4804
In our final post, we share resources for parents and educators to help them better understand childhood bullying and learn how best to respond to it: “Leading the Way: Bullying Prevention Books for Parents and Educators,” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=4900
And, if your Mighty Girl also loves Star Wars, you can find toys, books, and t-shirts featuring the characters she loves in our “Princess Leia Collection” (http://www.amightygirl.com/character-collection/tv-movie-characters?cat=660) and our general “Star Wars Collection” (http://www.amightygirl.com/character-collection/tv-movie-characters?cat=667).