The I’m Just Me Movement grew from the experiences of the Culbreath family who in 2013 created a fundraiser to help with costs of post-graduation support for their son, Rze Culbreath. Rze had just graduated and his mother, about the same time, had been diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. Their son’s dream to attend college, despite his challenges, was remarkable. Tina Stevens-Culbreath and Rodney Culbreath, SR created a fundraiser and called it the I’m Just Me Movement. The funding would impact their son in ways they didn’t expect and life would take unexpected turns like life often does. They learned about their community, their neighbors, their son and each other.
Through 2014, they continued outreach of inclusion; November 2015, the I’m Just Me Movement became a non-profit organization with a mission of spreading awareness and breaking down stereotypes. Rze’s parents, Tina and Rodney, felt inspired by their son and the community to continue their efforts to impact individuals.
November 2016, the I’m Just Me Movement founded -I’m Just Me Because Month in hopes of reaching people on a national level, to encourage celebrating the rich scopes of diversity contained within each individual through acceptance and respect for one another. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed I’m Just Me Because Month to be observed annually in October.
About I’m Just Me Movement
Today, through their organization founders Rze Culbreath, Rodney Culbreath SR, Zach Harrell, Christine Stevens-Culbreath play a positive role in young lives every day. With great team members, they are providing their Live Life Forward Initiative workshops, mentoring, presentations and many more programs through a variety of venues including schools, businesses and events. I’m Just Me Movement speaks out to advocate and raise awareness about inclusion, diversity, bullying, and self-esteem issues, to positively impact youth/communities and guide, teach, train, and mentor them to a better future.
Our Approach to Help Stop Bullying! We believe that the solution to the ending the cycle of bullying resides with the fact that we must nurture who they are and help them build self-esteem as well! People are less likely to cut others down and be more compassionate when they feel good about themselves. The bully is part of the solution!