Shaylee says her mom, Mimika Cooney, was bullied physically and psychologically when she was a teen. “I just thought I could help tell a story through a video about what my mom went through,” she says.
A freshman at Marvin Ridge High, Shaylee says her school has a great anti-bullying program and that the school is “basically bully-free.” She’s open to helping promote anti-bullying efforts in the future.
Mimika Cooney says her daughter helped with the story structure and filming for the short, which was entered in a contest by director Ron Howard but was not selected as a finalist. More about the short and the story behind it: www.mimikacooney.com/anti-bullying-ron-howard.html