This Tumblr Blogger Responds to Online Bullying with Selfies

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jan 31, 2014 • References: lindsaybottos.tumblr and buzzfeed
Lindsay Bottos is an artist and blogger on Tumblr who has recently channeled her run-ins with online bullying into something moving. A 21-year old Baltimore-based senior from Maryland Institute College of Art has been receiving horrifying feedback from anonymous followers, calling her names and making obscene and threatening electronic advances.

Although it bothered her for about a year, she decided to channel this anonymous rage into an art project. She's stated that her online bullying comes most frequently after she's posted a selfie, which she takes as critical offence to her gender and freedom of self-expression.

Her project consists of taking screenshot images of the nasty comments and superimposing them on her selfies. The result is a phenomenal drop in negative feedback and a gracious increase in supportive followers.