Jodee Blanco, as a survivor and activist, is one of America’s pre-eminent voices on the subject of bullying. She is the author of The New York Times bestselling memoir, Please Stop Laughing At Me . . . One Woman’s Inspirational Story, which inspired countless bullying victims of all ages to eagerly reclaim their lives and dignity. In response to audiences, Blanco’s award-winning sequel, Please Stop Laughing at Us . . . One Survivor’s Extraordinary Quest to Prevent School Bullying, provides bullying advice and solutions against the backdrop of her personal and professional journey from the bullied party to America’s most sought after anti-bullying activist.
Blanco is a respected motivational speaker, crisis management consultant, and expert witness in the areas of school violence, peer abuse, and adult bullying. She has presented her acclaimed in-school anti-bullying program, It’s NOT Just Joking Around!™, to over 500,000 students, teachers, and parents nationwide, and her expertise and testimony have appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, CNN, NBC, FOX, NPR, Parade, The Chicago Tribune, and Oprah.com.