10-year-old Jolie Montlick provides a compelling message of compassion, kindness and hope in her anti-bullying song and music video “My Song for Taylor Swift.” The video has gone viral and been seen around the world in less than 4 weeks.
Jolie has turned her love of music and songwriting into inspiration and help for other kids in her newly released song and anti-bullying music video, “My Song for Taylor Swift.” The video has gone viral in less than 4 weeks, having been seen around the world in over 100 countries. The music video recently premiered to a crowd of 10,000 people in Atlanta for October National Anti-Bullying Month, and Jolie appeared live to bring her message of kindness, compassion and hope. With its catchy tune and cast of over 150, the music video empowers kids to take positive actions in the face of bullying, and to be a friend to someone who is a being bullied. It also honors Taylor Swift, who was once a victim of bullying.
Jolie decided to write the song after sitting in the front row of Swift’s “Speak Now” Tour. “I was inspired by Taylor and how she overcame bullying and became such a positive role model. She didn’t let bullying and what others thought stop her from accomplishing her goals,” says the 5th-grader. “I also believe that courage and kindness are contagious, and the more kids lead by example, the more kids will follow.”
“My Song for Taylor Swift” is already having a major impact: with its upbeat tune and heartwarming scenes the music video has been used for community and school anti-bullying rallies to show positive examples of actions that kids can take. And kids who have heard the song or watched the video have said things like: “I am not going to be a victim anymore,” and “I am going to speak up the next time I see someone being bullied.” On her website, Jolie writes: “Sadly, over 50% of kids will be the victim of bullying at some point in their life…and what’s even crazier is that something like 85% of the time kids just stand by and do nothing…In the face of bullying, there’s no such thing as an innocent bystander. We all have the power to play a key role in preventing or stopping bullying.”
Jolie is taking a leading role in raising awareness of bullying and providing kid with solutions. When she’s not wowing fans, Montlick, along with her sister Nikki, are the national spokespeople for A4K, the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club (a4kclub.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young people to speak out against bullying and child abuse. The girls have appeared in numerous television interviews and public service announcements, to promote awareness and help provide kids with the information they need to prevent, stop and report bullying and child abuse.
And Jolie is doing more than talking and singing about bullying. She is donating 100% of the net proceeds from the sale of the audio recording of “My Song for Taylor Swift” to the A4K Club to help stop bullying. As Montlick says on her website: “I believe you are never too young to make a difference!” The video can be seen at JolieMontlick.com, and is also available for purchase, along with her other songs, on iTunes, Amazon and other digital distribution sites.
– L. Cutler
Staff Press Release Writer
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