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Aija Mayrock Author Visit Kit

Current home
New York, New York, United States of America

Grades

3–5, 6–8, 9–12

Aija Mayrock is a nineteen-year-old author and activist. She was bullied from ages eight to fifteen and decided to create the book that she never had, but always needed. Aija wrote The Survival Guide to Bullying while she was in high school.

Aija speaks to kids in lower school, middle school, and high school. She performs rap poetry that she calls "roems" that talk about her bullying story, ways to advocate for yourself, and how to create a healthy, happy lifestyle.

Aija is still a teenager, so kids and teens relate to her and understand her message. Aija receives messages every day from kids around the world who share their bullying stories with her. She is also a past Gold and Silver Key winner from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Aija lives in New York City.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

30 minute presentation plus Q&A
Grades 5-12

The first 30 minutes of Aija’s presentation are comprised completely in rap poetry form. Aija will tell her story of having been bullied and discuss the important ways to survive it such as: seeking help from teachers, parents, or loved ones, finding a passion, accepting yourself, finding friends, etc. This is all in "roem"form. It is accompanied with a visual slideshow. The remainder of the time will be left for a question and answer session, as well as any discussions that the school or kids might want to have.

Aija is happy to discuss:

  • Her story of having been bullied
  • For kids: The top tips to surviving bullying and becoming your own super hero
  • For adults: The top tips on preventing bullying
  • How to not be a bystander
  • Finding your passion

Aija is open to tailoring presentations for your school.

Conference and Festival Appearances

30 minute presentation, the remainder of the time to ask questions and have a discussion

The first 30 minutes of Aija’s presentation are comprised completely in rap poetry form. Aija will tell her story of having been bullied and discuss the important ways to survive it such as: seeking help from teachers, parents, or loved ones, finding a passion, accepting yourself, finding friends, etc. This is all in "roem" form. It is accompanied with a visual slideshow. The remainder of the time will be left for a question and answer session, as well as possible discussions.

Aija is happy to discuss:

  • Her story of having been bullied
  • For kids: The top tips to surviving bullying and becoming your own super hero
  • For adults: The top tips on preventing bullying
  • How to not be a bystander
  • Finding your passion

Aija is open to tailoring presentations for the audience.

AV and Tech Needs for In-Person Visits

Slide projector, microphone, podium (if possible), and a computer (if possible) or she can bring her own computer.

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