- National Making The First Move Day® is April 7!
- Research shows if one can make the first move, moves thereafter are much easier.
- Post your first move on social media with the hashtag #mtfmoveday.
As one who endured years of bullying for being “different” and criminal victimization, Greshun De Bouse knows firsthand how psychologically and physiologically debilitating bullying can be. It had reduced her to a stagnant couch potato-the exact opposite of who she really is. With her prevailing compassion for others despite her own circumstances, she knew something had to be done!
This is why Greshun De Bouse founded National Making The First Move Day®. As seen in Chase’s Calendar of Events, National Making The First Move Day® is a national holiday celebrated annually on 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™.
Because she knows how challenging “making the first move™” can be, and because research shows if one can make the first move, moves thereafter are much easier, Greshun De Bouse founded a national advocacy holiday to help the disabled, abused, cyber bullied, shamed and taunted, threatened, fearful, and more feel empowered to START MAKING THE FIRST MOVE TOWARDS BULLYING PREVENTION AND RECOVERY IN ALL FORMS™-though everyone’s first move may not be the same.
In addition to being seen in Chase’s Calendar Events all around the U.S., National Making The First Move Day® has received recognition in 2019 from the Mayor of New Orleans-home of the New Orleans Saints, proclamations from Mayor of Ruston, LA-noted for Louisiana Tech Alumni Terry Bradshaw, Karl Malone, and Trace Adkins; and Mayor of Marksville, LA-home of Governor Edwin Edwards and NFL player, D’Anthony Batiste, and is expected to receive more recognition and proclamations in the coming months.
The Official Annual National Making The First Move Day® Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2:00-4:30 pm CST in Shreveport, LA. Celebrating National Making The First Move Day® by wearing red, white, and green, for purity of passion in growth and new beginnings; posting your first move on social media with the hashtag #mtfmoveday; posting your photo/video “evidence” online of you “making the first move™” as an accountability mechanism; singing our theme song; and choosing an mtfmoveday buddy to hold you accountable through the year for the first move you committed to is awesome!