Emotional Abuse is more prevalent today than ever before.
Let's do something about it, beginning with Kindness.
Today’s technology can be used for the greater good—and for bad. We have all seen examples of social media that has been used to humiliate others and gets shared. Cell phone photos and videos can be used to devastate lives. Snap chat posts can humiliate and then vanish, causing lastly damage but without traceability to the abuser.
Abusers can cyberbully while hiding behind an alias identity. Abusers of all kinds—emotional, sexual, and physical—can share tips and information with each other and trap more victims, more easily, over the internet.
We at Kindness Daily believe youth abuse has reached epic--and largely unnoticed--proportions, affecting both girls and boys, from ALL backgrounds. No one is immune. Even the smartest, best looking, and most popular students are affected by emotional abuse today.
Celebrity culture, body-shaming, sexual pressures, unrealistic media messages, and high societal pressures make todays youth much more vulnerable to feelings of unworthiness and low self esteem than generations before. Technology can mean a brief embarrassment can last forever on the internet.
Emotional abuse may be hard for victims and family members to even recognize because it’s often not visible. And even when victims realize the abuse, they are often too embarrassed to speak out.
Emotional abuse causes lifelong scars, especially for people in their middle and teen years whose brains are developing. Abuse can lead to chronic anxiety alcohol and drug abuse, depression, sexual exploitation, physical abuse, and suicide.
Kendall DeWall was a caring young woman whose initials, “KD” inspired Kindness Daily. She was an innocent victim of emotional and cyber abuse who died on March 19, 2019. She was smart, accomplished, and educated, and her death was a complete shock to the community.
Kendall was kindness personified. She was always there to help others with whatever help they needed—emotional support, acts of service, financial help, her time—whatever anyone needed, Kendall would gladly give. She volunteered at numerous organizations and studied to become a doctor. She was the spark in every room and beloved by hundreds of friends and a devoted inner circle. But because she was so kind and naive, she fell prey to certain malicious people.
Kindness Daily is the legacy Kendall's friends and family carry forward in her honor to help others young people not fall prey to abuse in it's many forms.
Kindness Daily is a San Antonio-based non-profit created for the purposes of 1) Awareness, 2) Advocacy, 3) Education, and 4) Resources.
The first step is we want our community to be MORE KIND to others. And we know we can be, because Kindness is in our DNA in San Antonio. We are one of the most caring communities in the world.
We also want to let people know that ABUSE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE and we will not ignore or tolerate it any longer. We want victims to speak up—NOW-- before lasting damage is done. We want our leaders to wake up and see what is happening below the surface of “normal” teen life today. We want victims of abuse to NOT FEEL ASHAMED and tell someone what is happening to them. We want the friends of victims to SPEAK UP and tell someone what they see going on. We want the abusers themselves to seek help and turn their lives around.
Kindness Daily is in the process of filing as a 501c in the state of Texas. This will be accomplished in 2019.
We are also selling merchandise to promote awareness and 100% all profits will go to support Kindness Daily.
Go to the shop Page on our website for details. Items must be ordered by email to: