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Lizzie Sider – Summer Love Song | Starry Constellation Magazine

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Lizzie Sider – Summer Love Song | Starry Constellation Magazine

Interview by Jamie Sternberg / Starry Mag 

August 6, 2017

Q) You’ve accomplished a lot for being just nineteen years old! How does that feel?

A) Thank you! It feels awesome! My “teen years” have definitely been different than a lot of my friends’, but I am thankful to have had some really cool experiences this early on in life.

Q) You’re so passionate about something that’s also very close to my heart; anti-bullying. It’s inspiring for someone so young to be so active in such an important cause. Can you speak a little about this?

A) It’s such an important topic and I am glad it’s a prominent talking point in the mainstream media. While I am heartbroken at much of what I read, I think it’s imperative that we ….. [READ MORE]

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TYLER LONG’s story is still relevant; and it must never be forgotten

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Have you seen this important interview? 

Tyler Long’s family appears (2012) on The Ellen Show to tell Tyler’s story. Tyler committed suicide because of relentless bullying in school. Tyler was also featured in the 2011 documentary, “The Bully Project” (subsequently renamed “Bully”), the story of “five cases of youths who endure vicious persecution at the hands of their peers.”

Tyler’s parents are advocates for all children, parents and educators worldwide to prevent bullying and other student safety issues.

Please do whatever you can in your community to stop this epidemic! 

Visit their website: EverythingStartsWith1 (ESW1.org)

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COUNTRY GIRL, BOCA SINGER/SONGWRITER LIZZIE SIDER TAKES THE NEXT STEP IN HER FLOURISHING CAREER

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BRM_0316_low-151x193COUNTRY GIRL, BOCA SINGER/SONGWRITER LIZZIE SIDER TAKES THE NEXT STEP IN HER FLOURISHING CAREER

Boca Raton Magazine features Lizzie and talks about her new CD, SYMPHONY, her bully-prevention tour, and her new non-profit, NobodyHasThePowerToRuinYourDay.org.

http://bocamag.com/in-the-magazine/march-2016

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COOL GIRL: LIZZIE SIDER, 17, POP-COUNTRY STAR AND ACTIVIST

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COOL GIRL: LIZZIE SIDER, 17, POP-COUNTRY STAR AND ACTIVIST

iHeartDailyMelissa Walker

February 18, 2016

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Emerging pop-country star Lizzie Sider, 17, isn’t your average singer — she’s also a huge anti-bullying advocate. Although she had friends and lots of interests in elementary school, there was a group of kids who bullied her daily. “I didn’t understand why I was the target; I was a normal kid who was always kind to everyone,” she says. “Although my principal and teachers tried to talk to my class about respect, kindness, and anti-bullying, it just didn’t click with the students who were bullying me.”

One morning, Lizzie’s dad told her to remember that “nobody has the power to ruin your day.” She realized she couldn’t let the bullies get to her. We sat down to talk to Lizzie about her music, her life and her inspiring anti-bullying campaign, Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day, which has reached over 150,000 students and counting.

I Heart Daily: What made you want to speak out about bullying?
Lizzie Sider: When you experience something like bullying, it is always a part of you, even if over time the pain fades. The pain faded for me. Now, I can create something good out of it.

IHD: Which songs of yours are the most meaningful to you in relation to bullying?
LS: The theme song of all of my bully prevention efforts is “Butterfly.” My own story was the inspiration, but the song speaks to anyone who is feeling smaller, weaker, trapped in a shell, or is experiencing any hardship. Our confidence and strength lies within ourselves. When we discover and embrace that, the sky is the limit.

IHD: What do you hope that your anti-bullying campaign does for students?
LS: Not only does it relate my personal story to so many others, but it also tells bullies, victims, and bystanders what “To do” instead of what “Not to do.” I also incorporate positivity, encouragement, and music, which in my opinion, go hand-in-hand with bully prevention. I hope that my assemblies and the video package change perspectives, start conversations among students, teachers, and parents alike, and provide resources and good examples for individuals who are somehow involved in the bullying cycle to overcome it.

IHD: What kinds of reactions do you get when you visit schools?
LS: A live assembly is so much fun. It’s filled with emotional and physical ups and downs. The students share their stories! I’ve even had some stand up and share how they were once a bully, but not anymore. It takes a lot of courage to do that in front of hundreds of your peers.

IHD: We always ask: What are you hearting now?
LS: Adult coloring books, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Jackson Hole WY, Dan + Shay, Michael Bublé, large sweaters, anything “tribal” print, Emma Watson, Julie Andrews, and author/poet Victoria Erickson.

Thanks, Lizzie! Visit NobodyHasThePowerToRuinYourDay.org to ask for Lizzie’s free bully prevention materials.

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KIDSDAY (DIVISION OF NEWSDAY) INTERVIEWS LIZZIE

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I love meeting kids who are passionate about something – these young reporters from KIDSDAY re awesome and asked some great questions!  

LIZZIE SIDER TALKS ‘BUTTERFLY,’ BULLY PREVENTION PROGRAM

Kidsday LIFESTYLE • FAMILY

Updated February 5, 2016 10:34 AM
By Emma Delaney, Michael Manolis and Alex McGuirk Kidsday Reporters

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Singer Lizzie Sider with Kidsday reporters from left, Michael Manolis, Alex McGuirk and Emma Delaney at Planet Hollwood in Manhattan. Photo Credit: newsday / Pat Mullooly

We met 17-year-old singer and bully prevention activist Lizzie Sider at Planet Hollywood recently.

How old were you when you started to get bullied?

I was in kindergarten when I started to get teased and it went through about 4th grade. And the thing was, I loved my school. I’ve noticed that bullying happens in every school and so I was the one that happened to be in the middle of all of it.

Where do you come up with ideas for your songs? …

Read the interview here! http://goo.gl/yPaJuR

Print edition coming out February 14, 2016.

Kidsday > for kids, by kids, mostly.

Kidsday is a division of Newsday – The Long Island and New York City News Source | Newsday 

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LIZZIE SIDER INTERVIEW FOR MUSIC EXPRESS MAGAZINE

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Music Express Magazine is an amazing resource for sharing music with young people in the elementary classroom.

I had the great pleasure of talking with the awesome John Jacobson. Here’s my interview, which will appear in the upcoming October/November issue of Music Express Magazine. Check out their fun website! http://www.musicexpressmagazine.com.

John Jacobson talks One 2 One with singer/songwriter Lizzie Sider. This artist spotlight interview correlates with the student article and lesson in the October/November 2015 issue of Music Express Magazine.

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HNGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Country Singer Lizzie Sider Delivers Hope & Anti-Bullying Message to 100,000 School Kids (HNGN.com)

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HNGN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Country Singer Lizzie Sider Delivers Hope & Anti-Bullying Message to 100,000 School Kids

By Larry Holden | Nov 13, 2014 03:16 PM EST

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Country music newcomer Lizzie Sider is on a mission.

The 16-year-old singer/songwriter – who was bullied and teased relentlessly when she was younger – is carrying her powerful, anti-bullying message of hope and empowerment to school kids all across America.

She’s using a song she wrote, “Butterfly,” as part of an interactive assembly program to reach elementary and middle school students. In just one school year, she appeared at 250 schools and touched the lives of more than 100,000 children.

… HNGN caught up with the teenage singer and active anti-bullying ambassador for an exclusive interview as she waited to board a plane in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She candidly talked about the bullying she endured, how that experience changed her life in unexpected ways, what she does in her highly-successful assembly program and how she used her negative experiences to write her uplifting song “Butterfly.”

READ THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW HERE: http://www.hngn.com/articles/49376/20141113/hngn-exclusive-interview-country-singer-lizzie-sider-delivers-hope-anti-bullying-message-to-100-000-school-kids.htm

 

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Featured Young Leader: Lizzie Sider (World Trust Foundation)

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World Trust Foundation Featured Young LeaderEvery month we feature a Young Leader who has taken the steps to make their footprint in the arena of empowerment and change, and who are proving to make a difference in the world.

October Young Leader Spotlight goes to:  Lizzie Sider

IMG_9014-Version-2-1024x1024This past school year, Lizzie Sider, an up and coming 16 year old country pop artist and a role model for kids, who was bullied in early elementary school. has been on a 250 school, one person show, anti bully tour and visited with over 100,000 elementary and middle school students throughout every corner of California, Texas and Florida. Lizzie continues her tour this year with her first stop in NYC in October for National Bully Prevention Month. Lizzie also has created an NPO “Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day”. After NYC, Lizzie moves on the Washington, DC. Holiday break and then back on the road in February.

Lizzie has performed all over the country, been on TV and radio many times, and performed over 25 National Anthems at Major League sporting events. Her signature single, “Butterfly,” and her second single release and music video, “I Love You That Much,” charted in the Top 40 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart. Lizzie is passionate about speaking out against bullying, being a positive role model for kids, and making a difference. She is proud to be a spokesperson for organizations such as PACER Teens Against Bullying and GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network). Lizzie won a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Butterfly,” which she performed live, at the HMMA awards dinner in Hollywood, CA. Lizzie recently received the Peter Yarrow Hatebraker Hero Award, for her leadership role in bully prevention. Lizzie has appeared and performed on the Queen Latifah and Home & Family TV shows. She was named “Who to Watch in 2013” by the Country Music Association, and for the second straight year, has been awarded her own booth at the annual CMA Fest in Nashville for June 2014, where she also performed live on the Chevy Roadhouse CMA stage, and at the famed, Bluebird Café.

Lizzie Sider – Butterfly (Official In-Studio Music Video)http://youtu.be/KJuu1hKo-u8

GO TO this article on WorldTrust.orghttp://www.worldtrust.org/featured-young-leader

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Keep tabs on our mission to keep kids safe – Heroes Project – Lizzie Sider Interview – “Butterfly” (Sprigeo)

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I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Sierra, from Sprigeo.com. We talked about my music, school tour, and my message of positivity. Thanks for the interview, Sierra!

Watch my interview on Spreigo.com under HEROES PROJECT or click here: http://youtu.be/4aKYpGyUhT8

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Keep tabs on our mission to keep kids safe

HEROES PROJECT

Lizzie Sider – “Butterfly”
September 3, 2014

This week, Sierra spent some time talking with 16 year old Lizzie Sider from Florida. On tour, Lizzie has visited states all around the country, sharing her music and passion for self-esteem with hundreds of thousands of students. Check out this interview to learn more about Lizzie’s experience with bullying and how she is using it to positively impact young people all around the world through her music!

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