Memekew Apetawakeesic-Morriseau has drawn from her own experiences being bullied to create award-winning artwork that the 14-year-old hopes will help others open up about their experiences.
The artwork — which portrays a young girl surrounded by tall, menacing figures calling her names like “loser” and “crybaby” — was recently named winner of the Red Alert! Bullying Hurts! campaign by Tikinagan Child and Family Services in Sioux Lookout in northwestern Ontario .
The art by Memekew, who’s from North Caribou Lake First Nation, was chosen from 130 contest entries.
She said being bullied when she was younger affected her self-esteem while