Writer and blogger Constance Hall was announced this week as part of the returning series of Dancing with the Stars, coming to Channel 10 in February. But that announcement has not been a positive one for Hall.
In a raw video posted to Facebook on Wednesday, Constance has bravely confronted the comments of online trolls who have plagued her for years and have particularly attacked her place in the new Dancing lineup.
The video is a powerful reminder of how our comments online, regardless of how they are meant and the spirit in which they are written, can have far-reaching effects. Take some time to watch Constance's message and share it with other people in your life. If it causes us all take pause with how we communicate with each other, then Hall's courageous choice to press on will be worth it.
We're behind you Constance!
If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulties like those highlighted in this video, contact Lifeline or Beyond Blue for help.
Warning: Some strong language used
Catch the premiere of Dancing with the Stars on Channel 10, Monday February 18 at 7.30pm