Words Break Bones

Words Break Bones



 Words Break Bones (WBB) is a global interactive training program created by Dr. Anna Szilágyi. WBB aims to provide children, teenagers, and adults with crucial linguistic skills to connect easily with others. The program helps people to engage in confident, constructive, and fair communication as well as to identify, resist, and avoid abusive and deceitful communication practices in private and public life. In this workshop the participants can familiarize themselves with a number of subtle linguistic mechanisms, being able to use their obtained knowledge and skills with ease in the future.

Since the spring of 2017, Zerophobia has been cooperating with Dr. Szilagyi by delivering WBB to high school students in the form of sensitizing classroom sessions.  The program has been running with great success, which is indicated by the fact that we have received invitations from various parts of Hungary.

If you want to find out more about WBB sessions or the possibility of taking the workshop to your school, contact us at info@zerophobia.eu

Dr. Anna Szilágyi is a multilingual expert in media, politics, and communication. She earned her doctorate in Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong. Anna explores a wide range of phenomena, including the rhetorical mechanisms of manipulation and discrimination. Her writings have appeared in international academic books and journals. She is also eager to share her knowledge and skills with the general public. Anna’s English-language blog, Talk Decoded introduces plainly how political rhetoric influences thinking and behavior across the globe. Most recently, Anna developed “Linguistic Self-Defense Guide Against Antisemitism” which was published in English, French, Greek, and Hungarian as part of the pan-European “Get the Trolls Out!” youth education campaign.