Members of the Love is Louder community from around the world helped us create this music video. Now we need your help to turn this song and concept into action. The chorus of the song says “You can run in my circle” and that’s our inspiration. How can you make more people in your community, at your school or where you work feel like they are accepted and appreciated? We shared some tips below to get you started. Share your ideas on social media using the hashtags #LoveisLouder and #RuninMyCircle.
What can you do right now? Share one of the images below on social media and let your friends and followers know that you want everyone to feel included, supported and understood. Use the hashtags #LoveisLouder #RuninMyCircle and encourage everyone to get involved at www.loveislouder.com/circle. You can also order our limited edition “You Can Run in My Circle” t-shirt here. Proceeds will support Love is Louder programs and events.
Right click on one of the images above to save or copy it and share on your social media. Here is a sample caption you can personalize and post with the image:
I’m teaming up with @LoveisLouder and @KirstenArian to let everyone know that they can #RuninMyCircle. If you need a friend or someone to talk to, I’m here for you. Join me at www.loveislouder.com/circle. #LoveisLouder
HOW CAN YOU HELP PEOPLE FEEL LESS ALONE?
We all know what it feels like to be lonely or bullied or misunderstood. Right now, there are people on your campus or in your workplace who feel like they just don’t fit in or that people judge them. The good news is that we all have the power to change things. Here are some simple ways that you can let the people around you know that they can Run in Your Circle and that they aren’t alone.
Just Say Hi. It seems so simple – and it is. If you notice someone sitting alone, just go up and talk to them. Sit down with them at lunch. Introduce yourself.
Don’t Play the Gossip Game. Gossip and rumors can really impact the way people think about themselves and make them feel really alone. How do we stop rumors? We just don’t spread them. If someone is giving you the gossip, just change the subject.
Share Your Story. When we’re down or lonely, it can feel like we’re the only people who have ever felt that way. Here’s the truth – we’ve ALL felt that way. By sharing the stories of how we’ve getting through tough times, we make people feel less alone and give them advice for getting through those hard days.
If you or someone you know is struggling emotionally, don’t hold that in. Reach out to a friend or family member and talk to them about it. Just expressing how you are feeling is so powerful and is the first step to feeling better. If you don’t have someone you feel like you can talk to, text HOME to 741-741 or call (800) 273-TALK (8255) for a confidential conversation 24/7.