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MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH MUSIC

Posted: 3/15/2013

A musician from Rochester, N.Y. "I am pleased to send you this enclosed check that is a result of my bullying prevention benefit concert," she wrote. The artist put on a show earlier this year and generously donated all of the proceeds to PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. "I just wanted to make sure that I did something," she said in an interview.

In the article, she opened up about being a victim of bullying in both middle school and high school. At the age of 16, she picked up a guitar for the first time and realized how writing music allowed her to escape the feeling of low self-esteem. At the same time, music also helped her find a way to be both proud and comfortable with who she is. "If you’re different, I think that's a good thing,” she said. "I think it’s good to be your own person and be original." She says it's something you should truly embrace because it means you’ve found a maturity within yourself to be OK with standing out as your own person.

The artist has expressed her willingness to fight against bullying, not only through her music but by talking to young teens about bullying prevention and the impact bullying has on society.

By: Anonymous

 
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