- National Making The First Move Day® or #mtfmoveday is a bullying prevention and recovery holiday celebrated annually April 7.
- National Making The First Move Day® 2021 is celebrated by all continuing to make strides towards reducing COVID occurrences, and hopefully eliminating COVIBULLY altogether.
- MTFMOVEDAY Founder Greshun De Bouse says "When thunderbolts, you gotta believe we all do overcome together."
- COVID-19 is perhaps the biggest and most aggressive bully #MTFMOVEDAY can conquer.
As seen in Chase’s Calendar, Days of the Year Calendar, Big Easy Magazine, What National Day Is It, numerous other publications, and as recognized by multiple mayors and celebrities, National Making The First Move Day® or #mtfmoveday is a national advocacy holiday celebrated annually April 7 as an all-inclusive day for kids, families, and persons of all ages, demographics, and backgrounds to reclaim their personal power and START MAKING THE FIRST MOVE TOWARDS BULLYING PREVENTION AND RECOVERY IN ALL FORMS™.
It hardly seems like a year since National Making The First Move Day® 2020 happened, but here we are celebrating National Making The First Move Day® 2021. This year the country still is battling perhaps the biggest and deadliest bully of all times-COVID-19, which National Making The First Move Day® founder has most appropriately termed COVIBULLY. This year, National Making The First Move Day® takes a look at the progress made in combatting and defeating COVIBULLY since WHO officially declared the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
National Making The First Move Day® founder Greshun De Bouse says:
Bullying is defined as “Repeated, unwanted aggressive behavior with an existent bully-bullied imbalance of power, and maybe physical, verbal, or social” (De Bouse, 2019). COVID-19 or COVIBULLY is unwanted by any well-thinking person and is repeatedly aggressive in its attack of one’s physiological and ensuing psychological health. A clear imbalance of power exists between COVID-19 and the physical body it invades, wherein the virus rapidly overpowers the body to the extent of rapid critical illness, and either recovery or death. COVID-19 is not only a physical bully but also a psychological bully who incites torturous fear in the psyches of most.
Interestingly, on April 7, 2020, the US marked the record for the newest COVID death reported in a single day according to CNN. Now as of April 5, 2021, new US COVID cases and deaths have decreased for the past two consecutive days according to The Wall Street Journal. If this trend continues, this is quite promising for future COVIBULLY defeat. Since National Making The First Move Day® 2020, hundreds of thousands of persons have increased handwashing, increased social distancing, and have gotten COVID vaccinations all in an attempt to defeat COVIBULLY. Such things may account for COVID spread reduction, and we all must act sensibly yet aggressively, compassionately yet deliberately to eradicate COVIBULLY. That is what National Making The First Move Day® is all about-“Making the first move towards bullying prevention and recovery in all forms.” When thunderbolts, you gotta believe we all do overcome together.
National Making The First Move Day® 2021 is celebrated by all continuing to make strides towards reducing COVID occurrences, and hopefully eliminating COVIBULLY altogether.
De Bouse, G. (2019). Disability Bullying.