Ever had a surreal experience, when you are having a genuine connection with another person and realize that there are still good human beings in the world? Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely ladies that founded the Kind Campaign. The Kind Campaign advocates anti-bullying among girls and women. Deep rooted in the heart of the foundation is promoting girls supporting girls and spreading the message that it is cool to be kind.
As I listened to Lauren and Molly’s presentation about how bullying impacted their lives, all I wanted to do was talk to them one on one and have a proper conversation. My curiosity got the best of me. After they introduced their documentary, I went over and introduced myself and asked them if I could sit and interview them. While the interview was for work, I took away so much from our conversation.
- It’s important to begin establishing the bullying conversation at an early age.
- It is okay to feel what you feel.
- Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but strength.
- Admitting, that we all make mistakes is a part of life.
- Kindness never goes out of style.
- Negativity is never cool.
- The old adage “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”
I will admit to getting emotional during our conversation. I felt so inspired by the work that they are doing. Additionally, it was great to meet two individuals whom understand the journey of being bullied and wanting to help others. I was brave enough to share part of my story with them and why I am so passionate about their campaign and overall mission. They were genuinely responsive and compassionate.
As I concluded my interview, Lauren gifted me with a Giving Key necklace with the word INSPIRE. Telling me how I should continue to advocate and help others in my everyday life. I tried so hard not to shed a tear. Both Molly and Lauren were sweet and extremely relatable.
Go check out their campaign! Remember to be kind!