Philosophy2018-10-05T22:17:48+00:00

THE FIVE BEs of BE WHO YOU ARE

Be True To Your Gut

Be Empathetic

Be Your Brightest

Be Love, Not Fear

Be Who  You Are

BE EMPATHETIC

  • Be kind to others

  • Be generous

  • Give back

BE YOUR BRIGHTEST

  • Honor your talents

  • Build self-confidence

  • Recognize your power

BE TRUE TO YOUR GUT

  • Trust your instincts

  • Define yourself

  • Speak up for yourself

BE LOVE, NOT FEAR

  • Speak up for others

  • Use positivity

  • Accept joy into your life

BE WHO YOU ARE

  • Love yourself

  • Discover what you love

  • Ignore haters

There are a lot of tough moments to live through as a kid, and every one of those moments is a chance to learn and grow. Sometimes kids take away the wrong message from these moments, which is very easy to do. Messages like: I won’t be loved if I stand up for myself because it makes other people uncomfortable. Or, my opinion doesn’t matter because I’m just a kid. Or, I didn’t do it right, so I should stop trying. We carry these messages into adulthood and become afraid to live our lives to their fullest.

The Be Who You Are album and movement is meant to empower kids with the freedom to choose their own thoughts, feelings and emotions – ones that make them feel good, big, strong and important. Because every kid is important.

And we don’t mean that in an “Aw, kids are so cute and ‘important’” way. We mean that these future adults have the power to relieve pain, suffering, injustice and inequality in the world as they grow up and become teachers, doctors, artists and leaders. It’s a complex society we live in with very real challenges like systemic racism, poverty, greed, and all the unfair things that go along with that.

So, rather than shelter our kids from this storm, let’s give them the proper gear to handle the weather. They’re not afraid to splash in puddles, but they need to be told it’s okay. It’s okay to say what you think, it’s okay to go against the grain, it’s okay to fail, it’s okay to speak up when you think something’s not fair, it’s okay to trust your gut, it’s okay to Be Who You Are.

Authenticity is the greatest gift humans can offer the world. When your heart is behind something, you can make anything happen.