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 you would like to order one please leave your email in the comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to place your order. All funds made will go to Live Out Loud Charity.
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 Charity (LOLC), or at least to apply to be one. So I did, I wrote an essay about my struggles and my dream of living in a world where no matter what struggles you may face, everyone is an equal. And soon after my phone interview with LOLC founder Sherrie, I received a congratulatory email stating that I have been awarded the national title of Miss Worldwide Teen Canada. One of the reasons I was interested in going to LOLC was because they focus on spreading awareness to Anti-bullying though community participation and fashion. Holding this title gives me the opportunity to continue spreading awareness and hope to all those, who like me, have been told they can’t do something. With LOLC I can share my story with an international crowd. And that international crowd is already making itself known, I will be (on November 18th) be appearing on International Talk radio with YouEffect talking about my story, I will also be in the upcoming YouEffect publication with other “inspirational” youth’s stories. If you follow me on Facebook, and I encourage you too, you will know that I am already working on my first LOLC awareness event/fundraiser. I have made a video (that will be released on November 13th), this video shows 12 girls and ladies, including myself, sharing their story’s with bullying, I am very excited for you ALL to see it.
Though I have only been with LOLC for little over a month, I always feel welcomed and at home. The other LOLC title holders welcomed me with open arms and took the time (on Snapchat and Facebook chat) to understand my speech, which I continue to struggle with. One Worldwide titleholder made my day by saying “you have a speech impediment,
I never would have guessed”. For one of the first times in my life during an interview the director, Sherrie, said nothing about my speech (which means more than you may think). I did not have to explain that I did not have an accent, it’s a speech impediment, nor did I have to argue that I WAS born in Canada, and I do not have a foreign accent. My new LOLC family has already changed my life. For me taking the time to understand me means the world, I only shared my story publicly a year ago, and now so much is happening because of it. Thank you to everyone, to my new LOLC family, to my community, and to my actual family, I look forward to this years as Miss Worldwide Teen Canada!
The moment I learned I was Miss Teen Galaxy Canada: At that moment I was so happy it was like a dream that wouldn’t end. It is such an honor to be selected to represent the whole Country! My wonderful high school and community has been so supportive on this journey.
I live in Vernon British Columbia, which is located in the beautiful Okanagan, where some of the world’s best wine comes from. I live on a hobby farm we don’t have farm animals but we have a huge vegetable garden. We also grow berries, fruit and lots of flowers. I have always lived in the country, never in a city.
In my house we have 6 dogs Bo, Ruby, and Lilly who is the mother of Buster, Sassy, and Yogi. We also have 3 cats which were all rescued; their names are Gabby, Pete and Bandit. I am an honor roll student at my high school. I am also an active member in several clubs, such as Service club, Leadership, and Student Voice, but my favorite thing to do is volunteering in my school resource room, this is a room for children with special needs.
They are the reason why my platform is anti-bullying and equality for all, I have been bullied and I have seen kids with special needs be bullied and I feel strongly that changes need to happen and that I can help with this. When I was young I had a speech impediment and had to work hard to learn how to talk normally, and to read and write. I got bullied because of this, I know how it feels and I don’t want anyone else to feel that way.
I believe that you can not change the bully but that you can change the bystanders to stand up for the victim or to get help for the victim. I plan to spread my message around Canadian schools and communities and to help put an end to victims
feeling alone. It is such an honor to represent Canada at the Miss Teen Galaxy pageant (a top 5 international pageant) this coming August! I promise to do mu best to make Canada proud. I would like to give a special thank you to my first sponsor Kelsey Raber Photography.
The New Miss Teen Galaxy Canada is Samantha Sewell of Vernon British Columbia. This website will feature Posts from Samantha!! Samantha is compassionate and truly cares about people. She volunteers many hours with Service Club, Student voice and with her schools class for special kids. She is currently working towards her Duke of Edinburgh award. Sam’s passion is working with kids and youth with special needs. She plans on following her heart down this path by becoming a Special Education Teacher. Sam created and writes a fashion blog and loves to share her style with the world. Samantha has won awards for photography, citizenship, honor roll, and roll of distinction.
Sponsored by Kelsey Raber Photography