Teenager Uses Her Body to Prove a Point About Overcoming Labels

We forget who we are when we accept the labels people put on us.

17-year-old Lauren Brocious has dealt with being bullied since the eighth grade. Once she heard that a close friend was being bullied as well, she decided to help. “My good friend was telling me that she was being cyberbullied and that people were saying not very nice things about her,” Brocious says, “and that kind of gave me the motivation or the inspiration to make a video.” In her brave video,#labels,” Brocious uses her body to illustrate the lessons she learned to overcome bullying so that other teens can “look at me and think, ‘Wow, it does get better,’” she says.