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Kate MacHugh        

Author, Professional Speaker and Victim of Bullying

Kate has spoken all over the nation and at two national conferences about her experiences being bullied in middle school and high school. Her presentation; "UGLY: The Story of a Bullied Girl" is real, honest, and eye-opening.

Kate authored the book "UGLY: The Story of a Bullied Girl." This is a collection of one girl's personal experiences as a victim of bullying throughout middle and high school, the effect it had on her psyche and her struggle to find her self-worth.

"The stories contained in this book are real, honest, and eye-opening. They are how I, the ugly girl, remember them to have happened. My story has shaped who I am, how I grew up, and what I have become.

Every rumor, every snide remark, every shun was enough to leave a permanent scar on my self-esteem and cause me to question every compliment I would receive.

Those who bullied me, berated me and emotionally beat me down did however give me a strength and resolve I would not have gained otherwise.

Now, I am stronger, more beautiful, and ready to tell my story. So thank you pretty, popular, mean girl, I am better than ever." - Kate MacHugh

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Alvernia University. She is earning her Masters in Social Work at Stockton College of New Jersey.

Kate lives in south New Jersey.

"Kate MacHugh's story of living through middle school and high school as a bullied teenager is a warning sign for others to be careful of their actions. What others may not know is how much a single action or word could hurt another person. During her presentation, I felt conscious of the people around me and how they may have been bullied themselves. I believe that during the presentation that day, every student felt compelled to assist each other in standing up against cruelty among peers." -B.F, Freshman student, Little Egg Harbor Township High School

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