Brittany Snow and Pete Wentz and others speak out in a new campaign trying to make the Internet a more positive space. Along with former Soap actress Snow, Guiding Light (Susan “Daisy” Lemay), Wentz who is the bassist, primary lyricist and backing vocalist for the Rock band Fall Out Boy, Elizabeth Banks support #PostItForward Campaign. Snow has had her share of bullying and self-image struggles which have plagued countless young people on the Internet.
“For many years when I was younger, I let negative things that people said about me affect my life,” Snow reveals in a video for #PostItForward, a new campaign launched by Tumblr encouraging young people to post videos about their experiences with adversities like bullying, mental health issues, sexual assault and self-harm. “What I’ve learned is that it’s really important to find the right support network, focus on the positive things in your life and quiet that negative voice in your head.”
Snow, who cofounded Love Is Louder, an anti-bullying project, is giving a message to others who are facing struggles with negative self-image or even nasty Instagram comments:
“Simply tell yourself: ‘Maybe that’s not true.’”
Hoping to give inspiration to people that they follow up as well keeping the discussion going, there are others, who made videos,
Vice President Joe Biden, Elizabeth Banks, Jordin Sparks, Wendy Williams and N.Y.C.’s First Lady Chirlane McCray.
“Nobody is perfect. It’s okay to ask for help,” Pete Wentz says in his video. “Whether you’re dealing with bullying, mental health or self-image issues, know that there’s no shame in talking about what you’re going through.” Wentz invites participants to “own” the conversation and post their own videos, whether to offer advice, share art or work through personal struggles.