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Announcing our new Ambassador – Lauren Lovejoy

Earlier today on Men’s Radio Anna and Lauren were both invited as guests for an anti-bullying “Give Us A Break” special one hour show to help with our campaign.

Recently Anna Kennedy OBE and Lauren Lovejoy one of her Autism’s got Talent performers have spoken about Lauren’s experiences of being bullied in the past and how she was targeted for being different. Lauren wasn’t diagnosed on the spectrum until she was 14 years old.

Lauren previously shared with Anna: ‘Bullying in those days was not addressed as rigorously as it is now and I wish the teaching staff at my primary and secondary school had recognised that I had mental health issues and supported me accordingly. “Give us a break” charity anti bullying campaign this year, because it is a subject very close to my heart.

I was a victim of being bullied and want to help prevent this from happening and to share positive messages out there so victims can know they are not alone and that things will get better. I look forward to performing again in the near future at Autism’s Got Talent as I truly admire and respect Anna Kennedy for all she does and the opportunities she gives people like me.’

Then Anna asked Lauren live on air to be an ambassador!

Anna shared: After today’s powerful, emotional interview on Men’s Radio Station with Russell Kane and Phil Dave I felt compelled to ask Lauren on the show to be one of her Ambassadors. Anna brought this announcement forward since she was going to ask Lauren next year!
Lauren accepted and is so happy to be part of the AKO team.

Below, please watch Lauren Lovejoy’s debut single on the preview, or listen to her on SoundCloud with the powerful lyrics written below 

The Lyrics to Believe – Written by Lauren Lovejoy

Verse 1

At my high school they all stared
My heart in lockdown Oh I was scared
(I wrote a record from the grief
( my heart completely skipped a beat)
I’ll be fine oh I’ll be fine
I was skinny I was tall
Wore no makeup
No money for the mall
(Just wanted to be liked for me
All mirrors cracked so rapidly
I was cursed
Oh I was cursed

Verse 2

A few months later (I had new shoes)
Put my cloak on (I felt brand new!)
They couldn’t break me  I stood up !
there weakness leaked through
It was all a front
(I held my guard in front of me
With a shield like a hero on tv ) . .
I was strong
Oh I was strong
You see hatred comes from insecurity

A gift we have to see the world so differently
A vicious comment should expire if they achieve
Let’s turn the key to hope and self-belief ….

Chorus 

Being slated all the time
where’s  logic
Never caused a crime oh
(I’ll be carrying my own to feet
You’ll be hearing music when we meet)
We’re all fine
Where in our prime!

Chorus 

Being slated all the time
Can’t see no logic
It’s like I’m doing time
(I’ll be carrying my own two feet
You’ll be hearing music when we meet) ..
Give us a break
It’s not too late
(I’ll be carrying my own two feet
You’ll be hearing music when we meet) ..
Give us a break
It’s not too late

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