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
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.
I've had the pleasure of working with this wonderful and amazing organization as a photographer. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the volunteer models and staff and I share their mission for empowering youth and taking a stand against bullying. Everyone in this organization cares about kids and making a difference in their lives and it is refreshing to work with such a positive team of people. When you support this organization, you can help but feel uplifted yourself!
Thanks so much for sharing your talent with our organization! Your photos rock and we truly appreciate all of your LUV and support! Thank you!!!
free 2 luv is an amazing organization because it brings positivity and kindness which is what the world needs and i love how they want to end bullying and start a revolution of love and kindness which is what im all about please if your on twitter or facebook please follow or like this guys because there amazing there always there for you and will support you no matter what join the revolution of love.
We are blessed to have you in our movement and are proud to stand with you to create a LUVolution! LUV is ALWAYS stronger than hate! Thanks for sharing your awesomeness with us.
FREE2LOV is a nonprofit that helps teens and young adults who deal with bullying . It not only helps with that it also helps them with deals with peer pressure and self-confidence. I highly reccommend you to check out this.
Thanks for your support, Laura and help spreading the word! We are extremely passionate about raising the self-esteem of our youth and letting each of them know they are perfect just the way they are!
Free2Luv is amazing non-profit that helps children,teens,and young adults to deal with peer pressure and bullying such as negative issues from there peers and family. There has nothing been done with this organzination.
Thank you, Laura! Yes, it is so important for everyone to feel like they have a place where they are loved unconditionally.
My name is Eleanor and I am a youth advocate for Free2Luv from the UK. I admire what Free2Luv do so much and they're work has helped me to see that LUV is stronger than hate! I was bullied when I was younger and I am 15 now, having the opportunity to be a part of this movement is an honour for me. Free2Luv have taught me many things and the main thing is to always stay positive and strong when you're being bullied. Free2Luv are so inspirational and I admire each and everyone who works in the team. I would love to be able to go to Seattle and thank them personally for the countless inspiration that they give me.
It is a true honor to stand by you and we are so proud to have you representing Free2Luv in the UK. You are such an insightful and wise young woman and a big inspiration to others who have been bullied. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your LUV and support!
I am a youth advocate for FREE2LUV hat they do to help kids who have been bullied. As I have been bullied in the past I think it is a great idea to connect kids with each other through arts and entertainment! I truly love what they do, they are one of my biggest inspirations! I think they have a huge future and I think they need to be heard about more. The thing I love most about them is that they help other people to know how to be themselves and they teach kids how to be themselves and to stand out from the crowd.
Thank you SO much, Eleanor! We look forward to making a difference with you! The teens are such an important part of our movement as they are the voice of the future. Together we will stand strong and encourage our youth to freely express themselves and BE YOU!
My name is Eryn Nicole Pablico and FRIENDS DON'T LET FRIENDS BULLY!! That says it all ... Free2Luv is an amazing organization that brings awareness to a very real problem in society today, through Photographs, Music, Social Media & More! I am a Youth Advocate for Free2Luv because I've been bullied in the past and the best way to recover from it is to help someone else do the same!
Thank You Free2Luv!!
Thanks so much Eryn! We are honored to have you in our family and appreciate your help spreading the word! 2014 is going to be the year we #RockLuvNotHate and empower more kids to be their amazing selves!
My name is Brandon Watson. I'm a 12 year old aspiring actor from Calgary Alberta Canada. I saw a tweet on Twitter by Celebrity Ambassador Gabbie Rae about bullying. I watched her video and subscribed to her YouTube channel and began following her on Twitter. My 9 year old sister Sarah was a victim of bullying last year and I watched how a wonderful, kind, and generous person was transformed into a scared, nervous person because of bullying. Since I joined Free2Luv I've come to realized that they have similar goals to mine which is to stop hate and spread the message of love, peace and that we are all children of God and we are special and unique and that every life matters. This a wonderful organisation and I'm honored to have been chosen a Youth Advocate and will work hard every day to spread the Free2Luv message to the world. I wish to inspire kids of my generation to stand up and join me to help make this world a better and safer place for everyone.
Thank you so much for your kind words and support, Brandon. We feel inspired as an organization when we meet passionate, dedicated youth like you! Thank you for standing with us to truly make a difference on a subject that is both personal to your family and universal - LUV is STRONGER than hate and BRAVER than bullying!
I'm Angelica and I am an antibully advocate and once I got in my life changed! It makes me so happy to help others because I know what you all been through! That's why we all need to end bullying and everyone needs to know about this because no matter what you look life you should always be accepted! I'm may be a teen but spreading the word isn't possible! Free2Luv is an amazing profit so do what you can for others! It will really help them! I really find this helpful! So if you ever find out about this please follow them everywhere because its worth a click!
Thanks so much, Angelica! It's so true ... each of us can make a difference! Sharing our stories with others lets them know they are not alone! We are honored to have you in the Free2Luv family!
I found about this organisation through one their youth advocates on twitter named Gabbie Rae. Since i have found this organisation I've realized that they have similar goal to my own, which is to stop hate and spread love and acceptance to everyone by embracing the fact that everyone's unique in there own way. I like that they have people from multiple areas and ages as advocates because I believe that helps their message go farther than it could otherwise. This a great organisation with a even better message to share and i'm very glad that I've been able to help spread their message on both facebook and twitter.
Thanks so much, Zackary! We truly appreciate all of your luv and support! Thanks for helping us spread the word!