About Tempest Smith
In February 2001 at the age of 12, Tempest Smith committed suicide as a result of bullying she experienced at school. The bullying started when she was in the second grade and got worse as she got older.
When she reached middle school, Tempest found comfort in a new religion — Wicca, a peaceful nature-based faith. Her faith would be the source of the most severe abuse she'd experience at the hands of her fellow students. After almost two years, the gentle student who loved cats, playing the flute and shopping couldn't take it any more and ended her life.
Denessa, Tempest’s mother, started a foundation to promote tolerance designed to Teach, Educate, Motivate Parents, Educators & Students in Tolerance.
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