In 2010, we started Love is Louder with The Jed Foundation to amplify a simple message – love and support are louder than any voice that tries to bring us down. Our movement started at a time when there was a lot of anger and confusion online after a series of tragedies involving bullying. Six years later, hundreds of thousands of you have grown the movement around the world. We’ve relaunched Love is Louder as a community because we want to turn our message into action. We want individuals and communities all over the globe to commit to taking actions that make us all feel more connected and supported.

Now feels like a good time to reinvigorate and amplify the Love is Louder message. Once again, we find ourselves in a time where tensions are high on and offline. Conversations have become a war of insults. Instead of celebrating and embracing our differences, we’ve let them divide us. Some days, it feels like we’ve forgotten the power of communicating with kindness and taking the time to really understand each other. It’s time for us to use our voices and actions (on and offline) to support and look out for each other.

That’s why we are asking you to help us grow the Love is Louder community. That’s why we are asking you to commit to being #LouderTogether. Throughout 2018, we will be sharing ways that we can all tune out some of the negative noise, turn our social media accounts into positive forms of expression instead of speaker systems for harmful words and actions, and to help us better understand and respect each other…even if we don’t always agree.

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Thank you for being part of Love is Louder.

Brittany Snow