What’s a pink shirt?

Today is Pink Shirt Day in British Columbia. It puts EMS providers on the street with pink flags and pink buttons talking about why bullying has no place in British Columbia (or really anywhere) to anyone and everyone who stop.  It starts conversations in schools and beyond about what bullying is, how to stop it, and what to do if you see it happening.

The idea started in Nova Scotia when two teens – David Shepherd and Travis Prince – and their friends bought and wore pink shirts to express their support for a boy who was being bullied.

Maybe its just a pink shirt, a pink button, or a pink flag…..

…..but maybe its the beginning of happier high schools, inclusive spaces and unlearning the things we think about who is different and how we treat them.

With pink flags, pink buttons and a firefighter.