About Peggy Moss

Peggy Moss is the author of 3 award-winning books, Say Something, Our Friendship Rules, and One of Us. She worked as an assistant attorney general in the civil rights unit of the Maine Department of Attorney General and as associate director of the Center for the Prevention of Hate Violence. She presents to schools, camps, and other organizations to help them create inclusive environments free of bullying and teasing.

Peggy’s extensive background enables her to describe the devastating physical and emotional impact of bullying, harassment, and hate violence through the voices of students who have been targeted and also through the lens of educators, parents, and law enforcement personnel working to prevent violence from occurring in the first place. She has provided workshops to students and teachers from Kindergarten to the college level in Maine, Tennessee, Toronto and points in between, helping students and educators create environments that feel safe for everyone.

Peggy graduated from Princeton University and the Washington College of Law at American University. She received her MFA in creative writing from the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine.

She has been interviewed for her expertise in the Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, Discovery Channel and Empowering Parents and has been featured in Teaching Tolerance Magazine and Empowering Parents. She is an advisory board member to PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network); Hardy Girls, Healthy Women; and the Canadian Women’s Foundation committee on Teen Healthy Relationships.

Peggy recently participated in the American Bar Association Anti-Bullying Roundtable hosted by the ABA Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI).