In 2009, college buddies Lauren Parsekian and Molly Thompson set out on a six-week, cross-country journey, interviewing young girls about their experiences with girl-against-girl bullying. In their documentary, "Finding Kind," the women found that by making a conscious effort to be kind to others, girls can end bullying and even reverse its damage.
Both Parsekian and Thompson have personal experience with bullying — Parsekian in middle school and Thompson in high school. They know what it feels like to be on the wrong end of a bully. And they also know that they are not alone. According to Parsekian, when the duo talked to young girls around the country, they found that almost every one had been effected in some way by bullying.
"Finding Kind" is the filmmakers’ journey to understand the universal experiences of young girls, and to find a common ground of kindness that brings an end to bullying. In addition to all of the individual girls and women who were interviewed for the film, "Finding Kind" also includes interviews with respected experts and authors in the fields of psychology, education, and the interrelationships of women and girls.
"Finding Kind" is coming to a theaters on Sept. 22. Check out the website to find a screening location near you.