The Love is Louder Campaign
A few weeks ago, I took part in a photo shoot to promote Tyler Shield and Brittany Snow’s Love is Louder campaign. Love is Louder was started to help put in an end to the recent suicides of dozens of teens as a result of being mistreated, misunderstood, or isolated.
The photographs, shot by my uber-talented photographer pal Tyler Shields, feature Brittany Snow, Alessandra Torresani, Haley Ramm, Ali Cobrin, Colton Haynes, Lydia Hearst, Danny Trejo, Simon Curtis, Zelda Williams, Ashley Bell, Lucas Grabeel, Leven Rambin, Thomas Dekker, Electra Avellan, Shawn Pyfrom and Courtney Knowles. It was great to see old friends, and make new ones, during the shoot. And most importantly, we all thought it was pretty ironic that the majority of us had felt alienated in middle school or high school.
In a recent statement, Love is Louder couldn’t have said it better: “We are here to raise the volume around a critical message — that love and support is more powerful than the external and internal voices that bring us down, cause us pain and make us feel hopeless.”
I made a video for the MTV site – and you are free to post yours on MTV.com as well. This is such an important cause – no one should take their own life because of the bullying of others. Make a video; report bullies to your school administrators; strike up a conversation with someone you know who doesn’t seem to have many friends. LOVE IS LOUDER!