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Learn More about our First Ever Give A Little TLC Awards

posted: 09/20/17
by: TLCme

In partnership with Redbook magazine and PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, TLC is hosting the first ever Give A Little TLC awards to honor those who are making a difference in preventing bullying. If you need a little kindness and inspiration this week, look no further than our honorees. Attending the awards and receiving the honor are actress Brittany Snow, activist Monica Lewinsky, Little Couple stars Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, and three national contest winners inspiring their communities to address bullying: Natalie Hampton, Lauren Coaxum, and John Halligan

It all happens Wednesday, September 27th as Give A Little TLC's special way to kick off National Bullying Prevention Month. Let's learn a little more about our honorees and the incredible work they're doing to prevent bullying!

Brittany Snow

You may know actress Brittany Snow from gems like Pitch Perfect 3 and John Tucker Must Die, but she's being honored for cofounding Love is Louder with The Jed Foundation. Love is Louder is a community of people working together to create a world where we all feel more connected and supported, and to amplify the message that love and support are louder than any internal or external voice that tries to bring us down. Individuals, communities and campuses around the world are using Love is Louder programs and resources to address issues like bullying, body image, self-esteem, discrimination and depression.

Monica Lewinsky

Bullying prevention and social activist Monica Lewinsky will also be honored for her work. Lewinsky currently serves as an ambassador to the prestigious Diana Award's Anti-Bullying Program, which trains young people across the UK to lead anti-bullying campaigns in their school. She is also an ambassador for Bystander Revolution, which offers practical, crowdsourced advice about simple things individuals can do to defuse bullying and shift the culture. To learn more about her motivations supporting this cause, check out her moving Ted Talk from March of 2015 that has been viewed more than 11 million times.

Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein


On The Little Couple, Jen and Bill show us the realities of their life, which unfortunately includes bullying. The couple has been actively outspoken about their obstacles they've overcome and the bullies they've faced along the way. The couple wrote about their experiences in their New York Times best-selling book Life Is Short: No Pun Intended. Now, they're passing on their lessons to Will and Zoey.

Natalie Hampton (Sit With Us)

After facing severe bullying in middle school and eating lunch by herself every day, Natalie Hampton recognized that a simple act of kindness can make a huge difference. She created "Sit With Us," a mobile app to give bullied or lonely kids an ally in their schools, along with an "analog" version to ensure nobody has to eat alone. The app is now used by more than 100,000 people in seven countries and she is creating localized versions to help spread her global kindness movement.

Lauren Coaxum (Think Before You Type)

As a teenager, Lauren Coaxum witnessed cyberbullying countless times and saw heartbreaking situations that had a profound negative impact. Along with her sister Victoria, she created "Think Before You Type, Inc." a nonprofit organization to raise awareness about cyberbullying, promote positive self-esteem and encourage other young people to use the internet for good. She's spoken at a number of schools, churches and events, shared positive content online and conducted dozens of interviews with influential individuals.

John Halligan (Ryan's Story)

John Halligan lost his middle-school aged son Ryan to suicide in 2003, as a result of online and in-person bullying. To help the fight against bullying and suicide prevention he started the website www.RyansStory.org and has successfully spearheaded legislation in Vermont. Outspoken about the need for more awareness and prevention of bullying, cyberbullying and teen suicide throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America, he has visited more than 1800 schools, reaching more than 1 Million students directly with Ryan's Story.


We're so thankful for all the great work our award-recipients are doing in the name of bullying prevention! Find out more about our Give A Little TLC inititatives at TLC.com/GiveALittle.
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