I Believe Music has the Power to HealMy name is Gabbie Rae; I am a 17 year old singer and I am passionate about standing up to bullying and lending my voice to create real change in the world. As someone who experienced bullying first hand, I don’t want anyone to have to endure the pain and suffering that can come from being bullied and I want to let kids everywhere know they are not alone. I know how powerful and healing music can be and it’s important to me to give back by sharing my experience with other kids through my music and letting them know that their experience with bullying does not need to define them. Three years ago, I teamed up with an anti-bullying nonprofit, Free2Luv (free2luv.org), who utilizes music and the arts to empower kids, celebrate their individuality and spread kindness. I’m honored to be a Celebrity Ambassador for this awesome organization. Together, we have reached millions of families through our FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS BULLY campaign. I’ve performed on their anti-bullying anthem and in their ‘Rock Your Own Lyrics’ empowerment concert series designed to encourage kids to follow their dreams and not be afraid to be themselves. My fans that reach out and share their stories move me and I feel so proud to be able to be there for them and be a voice for change. I believe that one person truly can make a difference and I’m honored to stand with an organization that makes it their daily mission to empower youth and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness. I’m dedicated to Free2Luv and their mission and I plan to continue to support their efforts to create a kinder world. It would ROCK if you did, too! Sincerely,Gabbie Rae
I love Free2Luv they're the best! They help me be OK in my own skin , and I actually came across them when I was looking for a nonprofit to partner up with my anti-bullying initiative. They really spoke to me because they were worked with the arts help end bullying and they were willing to take a kid to help out. They welcomed me with open arms, not only is it a great cause but they're great people. It's super important I feel that every kid should be able to be touched by Free2Luv
Amazing youth like you are the heart of our movement and we truly appreciate you sharing your big heart with us! Know that all of your efforts are touching the lives of so many.
Free2Luv is an organization that is changing lives! It has been incredible to a small part of what they are doing for our youth. My daughter Maddy Vance, singer-songwriter, has written an anthem for their organization, Crashing Down, in hope to inspire other teens to stay strong & stay true to who they are. Free2Luv has been such an inspiration to Maddy, to give back with her music in positivity & be confident in who she is. And I have personally witnessed their incredible sacrifice and dedication to spreading awareness on this important issue, first hand.
A quote by my 16 year old daughter, "It's organizations like Free2Luv that truly do change the world with their words and actions. Kindness is something that we all deserve to feel, and I am lucky to be a part of something that radiates this much love, " says Vance.
We are blessed to have your beautiful family in our organization. Maddy is a bright light and inspiration to many. We thank her for sharing her moving music and big heart with Free2Luv.
My name is Audra McLaughlin , I was on NBC's The Voice season 6 on Blake Shelton's team.
I joined Free2luv as a Celebrity ambassador about a month ago and I am so honored to be apart of an amazing Nonprofit organization such as Free2luv.. I was a victim of Bullying growing up and I always told myself that one day I would get involved in an organization that helps others get through the same struggles I have been through... I am so happy to be apart of the Free2luv family, its amazing to be able to help others. I hope that I help and inspire as many people as I can
We're thrilled to have you in our family, Audra and thank you for helping us spread the word. We know together we can touch the lives of kids. We know how powerful and healing music can be. Keep spreading your light!
I joined Free2Luv a few years ago and I'm still very proud of that decision. They have been making the most of the social media, using them to raise awareness and providing the opportunity to people all around the world to get involved. I strongly believe in their work because they have been trying to eliminate bullying by launching campaignes which are supported by the advocates who wish to make a change. They also have been supporting the victims of bullying and showing them that they don't deserve to be treated in a mean way. The message that Free2Luv has been communicating is to respect uniqueness and individuality. Furthermore, it is important to mention that Free2Luv has been making efforts to make people who remain bystanders, stand up for the mistreated. What they have been actually trying to do is change society to the better in the way they can. Show people how the society will be if that change was made. When an organization has an aim like that, they have a great responsibility to the society because they have to guide people in how to make the change and has to feel how important that is. Free2Luv does that and I believe that this is what makes it efficient and motivates all the people involved to push forward, keep up the great work that they have been doing and be part of the change.
Thank you so much for your commitment and passion for our mission, Anastasia! Your continuous support has helped us extend globally and we're thrilled to have Greece standing up to bullying and celebrating individuality with us. Thank you for being YOU!
FREE2LUV is an amazing non-profit organisation that has been motivating teens to join them in putting an end to bullying and gives them the opportunity to come together and try to solve this huge problem of our society. They have been active on their twitter and facebook accounts with posts that make each and every one feel special and that someone has their back which is exactly what makes everyone passionate about supporting them. Furthermore they are well-organised and always willing to give more details about their work to anyone interested. This passion and willingness makes everyone feel they have someone to turn to, feel safe and share their experiences without fear. I strongly believe that they have been doing an exellent job and that as long as they keep it up like that, the lives of many confussed teens who have been bullied will be saved. Considering that the suicides have been many lately, such organisations can be proved of great help in reducing these rates.
Thanks so much, Anastasia! You are a wonderful Youth Advocate and we look forward to you helping us spread the Free2Luv word. You have amazing ideas, fabulous enthusiasm and a great spirit. THANK YOU!
Having my daughters Merit Leighton and Marlowe Peyton be a part of Free2Luv, helping #RocktheLuv and spread kindness has been an amazing opportunity. Please help stop bullying and let everyone show their individuality without fear!
We're so delighted to have you and your amazing girls in our organization. It is so awesome when the youth of today use their voices to create change. Looking forward to continuing to hold hands with you to #RockTheLUV!
Free2Luv is a wonderful organization with a really big heart! Everyone involved with Free2Luv cares deeply and passionately about our youth and their well-being. They provide a safe space for kids who feel isolated or different and remind them that being different is a good thing. They encourage everyone to be who they are and embrace every part of themselves. It's a message we could all use a lot more of. Keep up the amazing work, Free2Luv!
It has been awesome to watch this amazing organization grow in size and impact! They have made a difference in the lives of so many youth and are truly spreading the word that Friends Don't Let Friends Bully. I feel honored to be a part of the Free2Luv family and I urge you to take the time to learn more about them. You will find yourself inspired and passionate about creating change. Our youth deserve it!
Thank you for helping us spread the word that Friends Don't Let Friends Bully! Your support rocks!
Free2Luv is so important to this world because it relentlessly advocates for tolerance and acceptance. They highlight individuality and the beauty in thinking your own thoughts without fear of rejection. I think that is crucial for people to know nowadays, not just for kids or teenagers but for everyone. In a society where we are force-fed media bullshit on how we "should act" what are "popular trends" and what celebrities we should "idolize" it is very hard to be yourself when we are constantly being told what not to be. Creating labels only enforces stereotypes and anyone who is outside the expected norm is then bullied and made to feel less of a person. It has become an epidemic that has taken the lives of countless oppressed people. I love Free2Luv because they are sick and tired of letting bullying become tolerated. They are pissed off and mobilized for change and I respect that. Together, we refuse to stand back and let this continue; we demand for a change. When more people can go to school or work and just be themselves that will make the world a better place. Free2Luv has a drive to change minds and break stereotypes and I am very proud to be apart of a movement to help reset society to an age where self love and acceptance is held at the upmost importance.
Beautifully stated, Kaitlyn! We are honored to have your powerful voice in our family. We are passionate about celebrating each of us in all of our splendor and uniqueness.
Any nonprofit that works as hard as Free2Luv does should be recognized and given the highest honors. They are working hard to stop bullying and while everyone else says they want to do something, Free2Luv and everyone associated with them actually is. If you do anything for anyone else in your life, helping a bullied kid will have the most impact of all. They need our help and free2luv is making sure they get it. From the time I first heard about them and through the support process, they make it easy for anyone to pitch in and spread their message of hope and empowerment.
Thank you for your kind words! We are passionate about empowering youth and creating a compassionate and loving environment for youth to thrive. It is with support like yours that we are making a difference.
Hi! My name is Kira Taylor! I am a 14 year old singer, songwriter, performer, and proud Free2Luv youth advocate. Ever since I became a youth advocate for this awesome organization a year and a half ago I have felt more confident about my self and I feel like I am helping people realize it is okay to be different. Trust me I just realized now that I am unique and different but in a good way. I was bullied in elementary school and 6th grade and know how it feels when you think nobody likes you because you are different so remember #FriendsDontLetFriendsBully. Trust me it does not feel good to realize when you are young that you are different and nobody likes you because of that. So please help stand up to bullying by going to http://free2luv.org/print-your-sign/, print the sign out and take a picture of yourself with the sign then share and send it to Free2Luv!
Kira, we are so blessed to have you in our family! Your journey is proof that believing in yourself and loving yourself truly changes your life. What makes us different is what makes each of us amazing! Thank you for sharing your journey with us!
Hi, my name is Jaden. I absolutely love your page and what you stand for. Throughout my life I've always been a victim of bullying. I wasn't the smartest, prettiest, coolest girl around, and I'm still not. A lot of the time I let it control my life and who I was. About two years ago I decided I wanted to change that. I didn't want to have everybody making me who I am. I wanted to be who I am. So I stopped dressing like everyone wanted me to. I colored my hair black. Then it was black and every color of the rainbow. I came out as bisexual. And recently I cut my hair. Short. At first it was a pixie cut, now it's almost a tear drop cut. It's partly shaved and shorter than I ever dreamed two years ago. I've gotten a lot of crap for this. Rumors going around that I'm a lesbian and I use my boyfriend as a cover. People will come up to me and call me "dyke" or "freak". But I've learned something; happiness. The key to happiness is loving yourself. And it's pages like this and others that help me and many others, keep that love for ourselves. Thank you
Thank you so much Jaden for sharing your beautiful story! You have discovered something that often takes people years (if ever) to discover. Loving yourself is the key to your happiness. Loving and accepting yourself as you are is so much more important than anyone's approval. We want you to know we think you are amazing! We know your story will move others as it has moved us.