As some of you may know (if you ever watch the Ellen show) she has always worked really hard to promote the message of 'being kind to one another', and it's a message that I think we all need to hear! One thing that she's been working really hard on, is to end bullying, and the tolerance of bullying. Who can argue with that?
Now, I know, the argument has been made - we were all teased in school, it made us stronger, we wouldn't be who we are today, etc. Things are SO different now, the teasing (which is meaner) never stops (hello, internet), and the subject matter has become more personal (teasing kids for who they are).
Anyway, I thought that Ellen might like my song, Moving On, and here's why.
A few years ago, I attended a vigil, held here in Fairfield, CT, by an awesome group of kids called, The Loft. These kids formed out of necessity, when they needed a place to turn after a teen in the community, their friend, ended her own life.
This is a group for LGBTQ kids and their friends, and they support each other and love each other for who they are, and they have worked really hard to bring this message of loving EVERYONE out into the community.
They're so brave!
After the first vigil, I was so inspired by their stories, their courage, and their choices (remaining positive when you're harassed on a daily basis?) that I wrote a song.
So that's it. Lyrics are below if you'd like to read them.
Thank you so much for watching! Please share this video here if it moves you (it just might get to Ellen!) and remember to be brave and be love!
Have a great leap day, Kristen
Can't focus my eyes Been driving for miles, miles, miles One little teardrop falls
Stare up at the sky Sometimes I just cry, cry, cry And then smile through it all
Just ride it out Cuz things are gonna get better Just ride it out Cuz things are gonna change
I'm moving on I'm moving on I'm moving on, yeah
Spent my life Always asking why, why, why I should feel so small
Now it's my time And I'm just fine, fine, fine Still smiling through it all
Just ride it out Cuz things are getting better Just ride it out Cuz things will always change
I'm moving on I'm moving on I'm moving on
Through judgement I will rise Cuz I have always known That to love is my right And my love is my own
Time to move on I'm moving on I'm moving on...