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Kylie Jenner is notorious for being one of the most influential teens on social media, and it looks like she's using her platform to do some good. With 34.5MM followers on her Instagram page and growing, it's nice to see that the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner crew is doing more than posting pouty-lipped just selfies. On September 1st, Jenner launched her #IAmMoreThan campaign on Instagram to take a stand against bullying. Her post read:

“For the next six days, I will be sharing stories of 6 incredible people who have become heroes in their own way by taking #bullying and turning it into something positive. I’ve gotten to talk and bond with all of these people whose stories you will see on my page. I think you will all fall in love with them just like I did.”

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The first story was that of Renee DuShane, a 21 year old college student with Pfeiffer Syndrome. The way that Jenner talked about DuShane, it was clear that this was more than just a photo-op and a hashtag for the reality star. It was a moment to educate and empower other people who might be going through the same thing.

In today's age, social media can be used for good just as quickly as it is used for bad. The digital world has opened up a platform for people to stay connected but has also become a way to bully others, many times completely anonymously. Roughly 25 percent of teens have admitted to being repeatedly bullied online, and 52 percent of kids in general have reported they have been cyber-bullied. As tough as those stats are, movements like the one that Jenner created that help push back with positivity and empowerment. We took to Instagram to see other people who were using the hashtag so that we could be inspired by their stories, even if they weren't one of the six that Jenner has chosen to showcase.

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More Than Her Loss Of Sight

#iammorethan just a wandering eye. More than just the reflection that faces me in the mirror each morning serving it's blunt reminder at the battle lost to preserve my sight. I am more than the pain. Than the medication. More than the years of my life spent in hospital waiting rooms or atop surgeons tables. More than my fathers tears upon realizing we had exhausted all our options and the light was fading. More than the fear that comes with every pain or floating spot in my only seeing eye that this gift of sight could evade me for good. And in time I will be more than just my prosthetic eye. I am simply more. But I cannot begin to describe how I am so very much more than the cruel words that have been uttered so carelessly over the years about my precious wandering eye. The 'where is she even looking's.. The 'it looks so weird's. The kind of words that slip like daggers through silk out of the mouths of those who have never considered how they could wound. It was a moment like this almost two years ago that caused me to change my @instagram handle to reflect my deep and powerful love for my most special of eyes. Two girls deep in the security of their own youthful confidence laughed squarely to my face about the difference of my appearance. They uttered words so cruel that now I couldn't remember them even if I tried, for they were simply never worth holding in my heart. I was different to them and therefore less. I wish in that moment they could have known the magic that comes from being different. The unimaginable gift that is wrapped within your being when you have fought for what others are allowed to take for granted. The power that comes from knowing you are more than just a sum of your parts. From knowing that you are simply just more. Maybe they saw it in my face as I kept their gaze. Maybe they didn't. All I know is every inch of my being felt it all the more as their words fell away and my wandering eye remained. We are all more.

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"#IAmMoreThan just a wandering eye. [...] More than the fear that comes with every pain or floating spot in my only seeing eye that this gift of sight could evade me for good."


More Than Her Depression

"#iammorethan my depression. I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and poly cystic ovarian syndrome."