It's no secret that LIGHTS knows how to light up a room, but it wasn't always that way for the Canadian songstress. In an article with the Huffington Post (Canada) she reveals how it felt to be bullied when she was 14 and says: "I remember feeling sick when I walked into the halls of my new school. I was made fun of for trying hard, I was made fun of for being too happy."
LIGHTS moved around a lot as a kid, but she always had a smile on her face. Sadly that was the thing that singled her out. She also says: "I was generally ignored, cherished by a small group, and always hated by a few. There were the ones who decided I was too positive -- they hated how much I smiled." What kind of world do we live in, when people are being cast away for being positive?!? Seriously?!
I was bullied when I was 14 too. It's weird how we all seemed to be going through hell at the exact same time. If only we all had each other back then. Then maybe things would have been a lot easier.
If you or someone you know is being bullied, LIGHTS offers you her support and states: "All darkness passes, and all haters stumble. My dad always used to tell me to keep my eyes up, I urge you to do the same. There will always be people that hate you, but hate is only as powerful as you allow it to be."
LIGHTS has teemed up with MuchMusic and a bunch of music's greatest to raise awareness about bullying during Bullying Awareness Week. Check out the article/video here.
Check out the full article LIGHTS wrote herself for the Huffington Post here.
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