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Dj Ashba is best known as the lead guitarist for both Guns N' Roses and Sixx:A.M., but he's also adding advocate to his impressive resume.
The rocker has recently become the celebrity spokesman for the website BullyVille.com. Ashba, 39, lived through and abusive childhood and now wants to help kids going through the same things he faced. BullyVille was founded by James A. McGibney.
Today, Noisecreep is proud to exclusively bring you Ashba's story of abuse and how he plans on helping others.
How did you get involved with BullyVille?
I just bought a house in Las Vegas, and my neighbor is the founder of BullyVille. And he started telling me about the website he was doing. I was born into a very abusive situation where my dad was an angry man. And so I kind of lived with this thing for my whole life. I've worked my whole life to kind of figure all these things out on my own, and try to make myself a better person along the way, and not really realizing why I have some of the issues like abandonment issues and different things. I felt this is a perfect vehicle to kind of come out, and do my part, and kind of bring awareness to the kids out there getting bullied, and letting them know that they're not alone out there.
Yeah, I think due to the Internet, I think cyber bullying is just massive right now, and I mean, I experience it everyday too. So it's one of those things where I think it's in our face a lot more. I don't really know. It seems like maybe due to the Internet and times are a little different that kids are acting
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