In recognition of October being National Anti-Bullying Month, Makaila Nichols — best-selling author, motivational speaker and founder of The Blatantly Honest Foundation — is inviting children, teens and whomever has been affected by bullying to participate in a real-life mission to the moon, dubbed “Operation Inclusion.” Planned for 3rd quarter 2021, individuals from across the globe are invited to take part in the lunar mission by sending in their photos. Through the foundation’s partnership with Celestis Inc., their capsule containing the photos will be placed inside Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lander that will reside on the moon’s surface.
The deadline for reserving a spot on the lunar mission payload is December 20th.
“Knowing firsthand what it feels like to be bullied and the dark place it can leave you in, I knew there was another way to reach our youth and help turn their perception and self-value around,” expresses Nichols. “Sending their photos to the moon is just the first step in breaking all boundaries, obstacles and doubt that so many children and teens experience on a daily basis.”
Nichols is on a life-long mission to change the stigma behind bullying and other social issues with The Blatantly Honest Foundation. By educating the public, encouraging students to share their stories and become blatantly honest in their own lives, the non-profit organization is now embarking on its next pursuit.