In 2018, Dolly Everett ended her own life. Now a 15-year-old girl is carrying on her legacy.

This article discusses suicide and may be distressing for some readers. If you or anyone you know needs support, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636.

Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett was just 14-years-old when she died by suicide in the first few days of 2018. Before she took her life, the young teenager was relentlessly cyber-bullied.

When Dolly passed away, she left her parents – and the world – a simple message: “Speak, even if your voice shakes.”

Dolly’s parents, Kate and Tick, began the charity Dolly’s Dream to continue their daughter’s legacy and raise awareness on the severe effects bullying can have.

Dolly Everett. Image via Facebook.

On Wednesday, the charity released a short film that portrays this real impact of bullying.

The 75-second film follows a schoolgirl who is surrounded by bullies. Whether she's at the dinner table, the bath, or in bed, the bullies stay.

While looking at social media and the text messages on her phone, each bully throws a small rock at the schoolgirl, causing harm and distress.


"Are your words doing damage?" the film asks at the end.

The film was directed by 15-year-old Charlotte McLaverty.

On Tuesday night, Charlotte appeared on The Project, to explain the meaning behind the film.

Director Charlotte McLaverty talks to The Project about the Dolly Everett film. Post continues after video. 

"The great thing about this film is that it sort of shows everyone's experience with bullying," Charlotte explained. "The isolation that you feel, shown in the warehouse in the film.

"The whole throwing rocks, the fact that the bully is there with you, even though she's not. And no one in the house understands what's going on or knows what's going on but obviously the person with the phone."

The initiative is also supported by teen pop star Billie Eilish, whose song overlays the short film, which she gave permission for after being contacted by the charity.

Watch the film, made by Dolly's Dream, here...

If you or anyone you know needs support, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 22 4636.

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