We are delighted to have Jodie; Trent & Luke join us as official Ambassadors for our charity.
Their commitment and passion to helping us spread the message “It’s ok to be you” is second to none, and we are delighted that they have got on board. Many young people and adults across the world are scared to accept their differences and be proud of who they are, our main aim is to support those who don’t fit in with society’s “norm” and let them know that their differences are AMAZING and should be celebrated. Jodie, Trent & Luke are outstanding role models, and we are looking forward to supporting many young people and adults with their help.
– Kieran Stanbridge & Tracy Shayler Founders, Being Me Campaign
Trent and Luke are the UK’s biggest LGBT male couple on YouTube. In two years they have accumulated over 20 million views and 250,000 subscribers.
“We are honored and proud to be Ambassadors for the Being Me Campaign. The message we try to give out on our YouTube channel is that it is ok to be yourself. Learning that we will never be perfect has allowed us to grow as individuals. It’s our imperfections that complement each other as a married couple. The challenges we all face do eventually help us to grow, our differences making us stronger. Thing’s change, People change but you will always be you. Stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone or anything. Know you are amazing and never alone. #ItsOkToBe You!”
Jodie is an internationally renowned TV Presenter, Model & Anti-Bullying Campaigner. She is a regular on TV, with her investigative documentaries for TLC/Discovery.
“Words can’t describe how proud I am to be involved in this charity. Not only is it the first TRUE charity I’ve come across (meaning, it’s NOT being run as a business where people are making money) but it’s the only charity I know of that is 100% dedicated to its cause and therefore to helping people.
This charity’s sole aim is to make the world a nicer place by celebrating each and every human on this earth! The message is clear: It’s ok to be YOU! And what that means on a deeper level is that we should embrace our differences instead of ridiculing them. No one person is the same so why should ANYONE be a target?! It’s ok to look or act differently – it’s NOT ok to pick on people for how they look or act.
When I had bright red hair, I was told I needed to dye it back to brown in order to make a serious documentary about bullying. I was outraged; it felt like I was being told I wasn’t good enough simply because of the colour of my hair. I refused to dye it back and the show got made anyway and I didn’t do a better or worse job because of my hair……. How ridiculous that I was made to feel small and sub-standard just because I had a “crazy” hair colour. The red hair didn’t change who I am as a person, apart from actually to make me feel BETTER about myself and more confident (which can only be a good thing) and it certainly didn’t lower my brain power OR alter my mind and compassion. If everyone could embrace everyone else’s differences as well as their own, then we would see the end of bullying forever and the world would be a much better place.
This charity will do BIG things – by giving people a voice and the confidence to be proud of who they are, the Being Me Campaign will change people’s lives and futures. It doesn’t matter if your hair is brown, red or green, it doesn’t matter if you are gay, straight or bi, it doesn’t matter if you love animals, computers, violins or are scared of footballs (FYI I AM scared of footballs!), it doesn’t matter if you listen to country music or hip-hop, it doesn’t matter if you have tattoos or don’t. The point is that you are YOU and that’s ok!”
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