“That’s often the thing about bullying; becoming a victim to bullying means that you were taking a stand for something, speaking an opinion, making the opposition,” Ally shared after recalling her own bullying story. “I admire those who were willing to do what I never did and face what is wrong.”
Meaghan added, “I am confident with who I am and what I do. I think the best way to deal with bullying is to put yourself in the bully’s shoes. What is happening in their life to make them say mean things? Maybe they’re not happy with their home life. Don’t try to solve this problem yourself, and definitely don’t fight fire with fire. Talk to a trusted adult and have them advise you on the best way to deal with your situation.”
Synopsis: Russell (Stewart) is going on dates with girls while nurturing a secret relationship with star quarterback Kevin (Deeley), who will do anything to prevent his teammates from finding out. Min (Maki) and Terese (Blonsky) tell everyone that they’re just best friends.
And then there’s Ike (Newell), who can’t figure out who he is or who he wants to be. Finding the truth too hard to hide, they decide to form a Geography Club, thinking nobody else would want to join. However, their secrets may soon be discovered and they could have to face the choice of revealing who they really are.
Joined by good friend Meaghan Martin, the young actresses came out to support the foundation which has raised more than one million dollars to support quality of life programs for young people affected by spinal cord injury.
“Oh, and I literally had the best time ever at #LifeRollsOn #NightByTheOcean last night! Everyone there is amazing including @katieleclerc :D” Laura tweeted afterwards.
The 20-year-old actress is currently living her dream and for the second year now — helping others follow theirs with the help of Acuvue’s One-Day Contest — and took time out to chat with JJJ about that and much more. Check it:
JJJ: You’ve been involved with Acuvue a couple years now. Who would you say has been your biggest cheerleader when it comes to helping you achieve your own dreams? MM: My family’s always been so amazing through thick and thin. They’ve been supporting me and encouraging me to do what I love doing, which sometimes seems crazy, but they’ve always seen me through it.
JJJ: Joe and Demi have also teamed up with Acuvue. Has it been fun being part of a project with them again? MM: Yeah, definitely! It’s awesome. It’s always good seeing people that you know and are friends with. This year with the contest, I’ve worked with every person that’s been involved with it!
JJJ: Everyone loved you three in Camp Rock, do you think that chapter in your life has come to a close, or is there any chance fans will you see rock out in another one? MM: I don’t think there will be another one. If there is, I won’t be a part of it. We had so much fun working on it, but it’s definitely coming to a close.
JJJ: Acuvue is all about embracing your confidence. When do you feel most confident? MM: I think I feel the most confident when I’m surrounded by the right people. Whenever I’m around my family and my friends – they’re the people that make me feel confident. It’s hard when you’re in a new space and around people that you don’t know, but when you’re with people who you know love and care about you, it’s easy to just be yourself!
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The comedy is an adaptation of the Brent Hartinger 2003 YA novel, which follows a group of high school students who feel like outsiders because of their sexual orientation. The book’s narrator, Russel Middlebrook, then finds himself helping to form an after school club for the students, so that they can hang out together without anyone suspecting their secrets.