When I was in Grade 9 I phoned Kids Help Phone, in honor of Today being Walk So Kids Can Talk, here is my story. As my readers know, I have been bullied for my whole life, until grade 9 I felt safe(ish) when the class teacher was around. I made a point of sitting as close to the teacher […]
I challenge you to take the pledge below, on the downloadable certificate. This week in Canada is Anti-Bullying week, with Pink Shirt day on Wednesday. It is important to educate YOURSELF, YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR STUDENTS and YOUR FRIENDS on how to Be Someone’s Hero, Not a Bystander. Wednesday I will be speaking at Beairsto élémentaire about Live Out Loud Charity […]
Last year, as many as you know, I decided to share my story. I never expected the impact that one post would have on my life, the impact on others as well. Instantly I received hundreds of emails stating how the people writing them had speech impediments or struggles and they felt hopeless until they saw a girl who had hidden her differences […]
Photos credit Kelsey Raber Photography! Thank you ALL for comming to the 1st EVER Live Out Loud Charity Canada fundraiser!
Over the past few months I have been making an Inspirational Queens Video, featuring 12 inspirational Pageant Queens and Ambassadors from around the globe. Along with the Video (which is featured below) I have created a Inspirational Queens Calendar, where each queen is featured for a month along side an inspirational quote. I am selling these calendars for $15.99+shipping, if […]
I had been given an amazing opportunity. As all of my followers know I have suffered from speech impediments and intense bullying in my lifetime. And this is why I compete in pageantry, to create awareness for such issues. So I had an amazing opportunity presented to me in September, to be a worldwide title holder with Live Out Loud […]
A huge thank you to Castanet for the beautiful article, I leave for Orlando tomorrow morning. Then let the pageant feed begin!! To read the Castanet article click here.
After being bullied for most of my life I decided to take a stand against it. I had begun to volunteer in the VSS Resource room and quickly realized that they were constantly being bullied. I began to stand up for the students in that class and while doing so I felt more inclined to stand up for myself as well. In my grade 11 year it was suggested to me that I would make a good candidate for pageantry. While looking into the requirements I was struck by the term “Platform” and what this meant. To me it has meant the ability to have an audience and therefore the potential to change lives. Immediately I knew that my platform would be anti bullying and inclusion for all, and so my pageant journey began. Fortunately I have had a wonderful opportunity for the past two years and have been able to share my story with thousands of people around the world via the internet and also through speaking engagements. It has been an incredible experience to be telling my story and become emotional while speaking and to look up and see that people in the audience have been so moved they are also in tears. I was not prepared for the overwhelming positive response I have gotten from sharing my story. I have had people write to me saying that my struggles have inspired them to go on, and that they now can see an end to their own pain. […]