27 Oct Sefiani helps bring Quaden’s true story to light
The Sefiani team is feeling good today, having helped anti-bullying advocate and amazing mother Yarraka Bayles bring to light the true story of her son Quaden on ABC’s Australian Story ‘About a Boy.’
Quaden’s story is one we can all learn from: of one family’s immense pain when their child and brother is relentlessly bullied for difference and disability. It also highlighted the risks that can arise when a GoFundMe page raises far more money than expected and the unforeseen dire consequences that can follow on social media.
But it is also a story of immense family love, strength and determination to speak out to help others.
In addition to telling the Bayles family story, ‘About a Boy’ may also give hope to parents and children affected by bullying and discrimination. The inclusion of Florida-based counsellor, Brooks Gibbs provided a powerful lesson for kids at the receiving end of bullying – we loved his advice to Quaden about accepting the jibe and agreeing with it rather than fighting it, and by doing so, empowering the victim.
The view the full Australian Story program on iView, click here: https://ab.co/37KwHw4
To view the trailer for ‘About a Boy’, click here: https://bit.ly/2HCat4C
To see the full online ABC story on Quaden and Yarraka Bayles head to: https://ab.co/3mpbED9