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Model Boot Camp #9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 27, 2014
Contact: Sherrie Gearheart at 815.914.8602 or info@liveoutloudcharity.org

Model Boot Camp Big Flyer

Model Boot Camp, Gives International Recognition to Suicide Prevention
One event: Open-to-the-Public, pre-registration done online, event date Saturday, December 6, 2014

Live Out Loud Charity (LOLC) an organization based in Chicago, Ill will hold their bi-monthly event, Model Boot Camp, to raise funding and awareness of suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and core character development in youth. This event is supported by countless industry, fashion experts and was created by Sherrie Gearheart to support LOLC in its mission while giving a platform for aspiring models to grow in confidence, build a modeling portfolio of their dreams in a safe and effective environment. Live Out Loud Charity is a non profit organization that has been in existence for five years. This fashion gathering will bring together friends from all over the community and surrounding states to aid in suicide prevention and anti-bullying. Models range from age five to fifty-five. All ages are welcome to participate in pursuing their modeling dreams. Model Boot Camp is here to help your dreams comes true.

Couture Fashion Designer, Leandro Mulet. A glimpse into the inspiration behind the cover shoot for Tiara Magazine.

Couture Fashion Designer, Leandro Mulet. A glimpse into the inspiration behind the cover shoot for Tiara Magazine.

The first part of Model Boot Camp starts with a  runway course taught by Sherrie Gearheart, professional runway model and editor of Tiara Magazine. Gearheart has walked countless catwalks across the nation and internationally. After the runway course there will be a seminar with two guest speakers. The first guest speaker, Michael Anthony Richardson, CEO of M&M Modeling Magazine, will explain how to get published in magazines. Guest speaker, Tony Long the CEO of Fashion Bar, will share model secrets to become a successful model in the industry and how to brand yourself as a model.  In addition, each speaker will engage in a question and answer segment where models can ask about any of their modeling concerns. Speakers will discuss how to brand your image, how to make it in this business, how to avoid pitfalls, and runway walk techniques. Gearheart will also give a Live Out Loud Charity speech educating everyone the signs of suicide and depression and informing audience members of the proper resources available for those in need. Each publication will give international recognition to both Live Out Loud Charity and the participating models in the Model Boot Camp. After the runway walk class and the industry seminar, the models will then work with real life fashion designers and photographers to build a modeling portfolio of their dreams.

Model Boot Camp Team Model: Sherrie Gearheart Photographer: Kent Squires Hat Designer: Audra Elizabeth Makeup Artist: Abraham Garcia Hairstylist: Ambrocio Duran

Model Boot Camp Team
Model: Sherrie Gearheart
Photographer: Kent Squires
Hat Designer: Audra Elizabeth
Makeup Artist: Abraham Garcia
Hairstylist: Ambrocio Duran

Joining Model Boot Camp (MBC) fashion designers Collette Nakamyuka & Joy Jannie, from House of Collette (HOC), an international fashion house. HOC will dress the female and male models participating in MBC. Danaya Azure, CEO of Danaya Designs 4U will provide jewelry and accessories for each photo shoot. In addition, fashion designer Audra Elizabeth will provide hats as a main accessory for the avant garde looks with hairstyles by Steven Papageorge Salons. Models will take photographs with a series of fashion photographers including: Derek Tokarzewski, Guthrie Bonnett, Kent Squires, Visata Rupeika, Dazzle Shot Images, and Roman Boyko. Makeup provided by Abraham Garcia with additional hairstyling by Ambrocio Duran. The final showcase during MBC is the cover shoot for Tiara Magazine with tv host and celebrity, Jovie Calma. Her outfit will be made by couture fashion designer Leandro Mulet and jewelry by Alex Agudo of Monsieur Pamplemousse. The event ends with a meeting of the Leadership Academy members for Live Out Loud Charity to plan out their 2015 agenda.

This model event is open to the public from 8am-5pm. Each participant must pre-register by December 1, 2014.  To pre-register visit www.tiaramag.net/model-boot-camp/

Dec 6th – 8:00am -5:00pm
Best Western Plus
1725 E Algonquin Rd
Schaumburg, IL 60173

www.liveoutloudcharity.org
www.tiaramag.net/model-boot-camp/

RSVP: info@liveoutloudcharity.org https://www.facebook.com/modelbootcamp

2nd Chicago Fashion Show

Vora Restaurant 2nd Chicago Show

The most wanted, prestigious show is just around the corner. But first you must audition to be considered as a model. Five top fashion designers, featured in NYFW & editorial spreads, will hit the stage on December 14, 2014 and our beloved chosen models will be adorned in their gorgeous, one of kind, custom outfits. Our guests will enjoy delicious food by Vora Restaurant.

2nd Annual Chicago Fashion Show
Suicide Prevention Seminar & Fundraiser for Live Out Loud Charity
Vora Restaurant
1028 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60610
Date: December 14th, 2014
Doors open: 1:45pm
Show time: 2pm-5pm
Ticket includes: beverage and full entree
Meal: Lemon Tea & Orange Chicken with Fried Rice
If you have food allergies please email info@liveoutloudcharity.org
Allergy Meal: Lemon Tea & Shining Noodles with Veggies (gluten, dairy, soy, peanut free)
Guests may order additional food/drink if they wish to purchase on their own.
Fundraiser: portion of funds will be donated to Live Out Loud Charity for suicide prevention, anti-bullying education, and core character development training.

PURCHASE TICKETS BELOW


Chicago Fashion Show



You must print the receipt and bring it with you to the show. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Seating is a first come, first serve basis. Thank you for supporting our cause. Upon purchase of each ticket you will receive an email confirming your purchase. In addition, your name will be placed on our ticket list which you will refer to when you check in during the show.
Doors close at 2:15pm. Portion of ticket sales will be donated Live Out Loud Charity.

Models may audition for our show. Visit www.tiaramag.net/chicago-fashion-show/ for more information.

Freelance Modeling VS Agency Representation

Freelance Modeling VS Agency Representation. Which is better? Learn all about it models. Official Columnist for F-Style Chicago Magazine, Sherrie Gearheart, Miss United Nations World Ambassador, shares her insight as a professional model, coach, and beauty queen. Check out my spread on pages 67-70. Read it here!

F-Style Chicago Magazine columnist, Sherrie Gearheart, Miss United Nations World Ambassador

F-Style Chicago Magazine columnist, Sherrie Gearheart, Miss United Nations World Ambassador

 

F-Style Chicago Magazine columnist, Sherrie Gearheart, Miss United Nations World Ambassador

F-Style Chicago Magazine columnist, Sherrie Gearheart, Miss United Nations World Ambassador

 

Bike Bald Invites you to Join us in, “Making Spirits Bright”

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Helping Children with Cancer, Bike Bald Invites you to Join us in “Making Spirits Bright”

One event: Open-to-the-Public, Community Festivities on Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bike Bald an organization based in Naperville, Ill will hold their annual holiday event  to raise funding and awareness of childhood cancer. This event is supported by the NFL Alumni Chicago Chapter and will star five former NFL players to meet and greet the public. This festive gathering will bring together friends from all over the community to enjoy cocktails, food, Live Art Auction of paintings by both Children with Cancer and the Community, along with fun raffles, games, and music. Special guest emcee for the evening is Sherrie Gearheart, Miss United Nations World Ambassador. Special musical guests will take the stage. This truly is an event to make your spirits brighter as we support children with cancer.

The NFL Alumni Association is a 501(c)(5) organization that serves as a passionate advocate for greater quality of life benefits for all former NFL players with an emphasis on helping
serving and supporting youth-oriented charitable causes. NFL Alumni Charities advances its mission of Caring for Kids through hundreds of fundraising, community service and social events each year. Through its national office and local chapters across the country, NFL Alumni Charities has raised and donated millions of dollars for America’s youth and community charities. Join five former NFL players as they support Bike Bald this December 4th.

Special guest of honor, Sherrie Gearheart, the reigning Miss United Nations World Ambassador will grace the stage as the official Emcee during the community event. Gearheart is a Chicago native that travels nationwide and internationally bringing awareness to countless charities that focus on youth and adults.

This holiday event is open to the public from 7PM to 9PM on Thursday, December 4th. The meet and greet of former NFL players and Miss United Nations World Ambassador will take place during this time.

SCENE-Chicago is a proud supporter of the Bike Bald, “Making Spirits Bright” community outreach event. Scene-Chicago reports the most up-to-date news, serving the needs of the community, and will be onsite to capture the special moments of the live art auction pieces painted by children with cancer and those in the community.

 
Dec 4th – 7:00pm -9:00pm
Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center
305 W. Jackson St
Naperville, IL 60540

We will have raffles, appetizers, food, cocktails,
“a signature drink”, live music & special guests from the NFL Alumni.

www.BikeBald.com

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Cover Model Interview Escarolyn Garcia

An Interview with Cover Model Escarolyn Garcia
Interview by Tiara Magazine columnist: Lynae Tucker

 

Tiara Magazine, Cover Model, Escaroly Garcia. Photo by: Derek Tokarzewski. H&MUA: Sherrie Gearheart

Tiara Magazine, Cover Model, Escaroly Garcia. Photo by: Derek Tokarzewski. H&MUA: Sherrie Gearheart

Tiara magazine is proud to introduce our newly appointed cover model, Escarolyn Garcia. As a young girl Garcia quickly found a love for pageantry but it was only until recently that she had the opportunity to combine her love for pageants and her dream of being a commercial model. Social media and Tiara Magazine readers are to thank for the votes that helped launch Escarolyn onto the cover of Tiara Magazine but she is more than just a model and a pageant competitor. Having overcome multiple challenges in self-esteem and confidence, Escarolyn found her niche in her community and the pageantry and modeling communities.

Get to know Escarolyn Garcia, Tiara Magazine Cover Model and Teen Royal World International 2013

Q.    How did you get into pageantry?
A. I actually got into pageants through one of my friends. She used to always tell me about her amazing experiences, so I wanted to give it a try. I looked at all her beautiful gowns/pictures and I was inspired to at least give it a try. So that’s what I did, I participated in one pageant gave a shot and ever since that day it has changed my life forever.

Q.    What awards and titles do you currently hold?
A.  Currently- Teen Royal World International
Previous titles held:
Miss Primavera Waltham
Latinos En Accion
Teen Latina Ethnic World
Teen Ethnic World International

Q.    What was the experience like for you when you won your title? How about when you won cover model for Tiara Magazine?
A. For every title that I win, it just honestly gives me self-esteem and confidence booster. My whole life, I have faced the problem of not believing in myself. Many people have also doubted me in many circumstances so that is something that influenced me tremendously. When I win a title, I am always truly humble because it allows me to see that all of my hard work paid off. Not only that but it allows me to understand that others see potential in me to be a great leader in the community and inspire girls to believe in themselves. When I won the cover for Tiara Magazine, I was so excited that I couldn’t believe it. This is something that I truly really wanted. I remember receiving the notification when Sherrie Gearheart tagged me in a post that I won the cover of the magazine. I sort of had to re-look and open my eyes again because I did not believe what I was seeing. I was so excited because I am getting closer to achieving my ultimate dream, which is to become a commercial model.

Tiara Magazine Cover Model Escarolyn Garcia. Photographer: Derek Tokarzewski. H&MUA: Sherrie Gearheart

Tiara Magazine Cover Model Escarolyn Garcia. Photographer: Derek Tokarzewski. H&MUA: Sherrie Gearheart

Q.    What is your most embarrassing pageantry story?
A. One of my most embarrassing pageant stories was when I was in Las Vegas competing in the Latina Ethnic World Pageant. It was during the evening gown portion and it was my turn to go on stage. When I was almost leaving the stage I almost tripped on my dressed and instead of keeping my thoughts to myself I was so shocked that I said sorry to the judges out loud. It was one of the most hysterical and embarrassing situations ever. I knew that I wasn’t supposed to speak but I was so caught up in the moment that I spoke up.

Q.    What is the one thing you can’t live without on pageant day?
A. Positivity and my personality. In a pageant anything can happen, so it’s essential to always be positive of the many different outcomes that can occur. If you are positive, you can always look at the brighter side of things. Another very important thing is my personality. My personality is what makes me who I am, and if I don’t showcase that, then it hinders my chances for people to really see and embrace whom the real Escarolyn is.

Q.    If you could only name one thing, what do you wish you had known prior to competing in pageants?
A. There are going to be people out there in the world that want to see you fail. If there’s one thing that I wish I knew was not to let others negative judgments affect me. I tend to always let others’ judgments get to me but I have to trust myself and always believe in what I am capable of achieving.

Q.    How has pageantry benefited you in your personal life?
A. Pageantry has allowed me to find my passion in terms of what I want to do with my life. It has allowed me to gain a love for communication and how people communicate. I am now a junior in college as a Communication Studies major and a minor in Criminal Justice.

Q.    What are you most passionate about?
A. I am most passionate in always making sure I am a leader and staying true to who I am. I have been through many ups and downs in my life, in which have shape the person that I am today. I want to be a voice for girls who do not believe in themselves because I was once in their positions. I always strive to set expectations for myself because I know that with determination anything is possible.

Q.    What is your platform and how did you choose it?
A. My platform is to stop bullying. I encountered some of it personally in my young days. I picked this platform because I know that it is something that society faces and it’s neither fair nor nice. I do not think that anyone should be treated a certain way because others decide to make them feel less. I want to help others and let them know that there is always going to be people out there supporting this cause.

Q. Who inspires you the most? Why?
A. The person who inspires me the most is my little sister. She is so smart and such a great leader. I always try to really get myself involved in school and give the best of me so she can learn from the good examples I set. She is such a hard worker and always wants to give the best within her.  Her positivity and hunger for success really allows me to always give the  best of the best of myself.

Q. What advice would you give anyone who might read this article?
A. Any advice that I would give women who are reading the article is to enjoy it and I hope they get inspired with reading my story. I also want women to feel confident in their own skins and never be afraid to be yourself.

 

Tiara Magazine Cover Model Winner, Escarolyn Garcia

Tiara Magazine Cover Model Winner, Escarolyn Garcia

Q. What goals or dreams do you have for the next 5 years? 10 years?
A. My dream for the next 5 or 10 years is to hopefully be happy in a job that is within my major. I also dream with becoming a commercial print model so hopefully an amazing agency or opportunity can arise so that dream can be fulfilled.

Q. What is the biggest obstacle you have encountered and how have you overcome it?
A. The biggest obstacle I have encountered in life is having people not believe in me. Its really sad when you have people surrounding you that always tell you that you can’t do it. This is something that truly affected me because I allowed all that negative feedback impact my performance in different situations. Throughout the years, I learned how to not let that affect me. I have learned to always give my best in any situation, so others can see that I can achieve anything I want to. Throughout all my involvements in school, I have been able to show others that I can be a leader that others can get inspired by. Not only that but throughout my participation in pageants, I have been able to win several pageants and truly be humble by it. Never forget to be yourself and always remember that you have the confidence within yourself to do whatever you want. You are the only person stopping yourself from the unknown.

Q. If you could only be remembered for one thing what would you want that to be and why?
A. If there’s one thing that I would want to be remembered as, is someone who does not give up. The modeling industry is extremely competitive and it’s hard to really get yourself out there. I have been through the journey where I have doubt myself or I lose hope. I still try to get myself out there and really show the world that I am because you never know what is out there in store for you.

 

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Makeup Artist of the Month: Julia Gavrylchyk

November Makeup Artist Spotlight: Julia Gavrylchyk
Article by: Lynae Tucker

Julia Gavrylchyk, Pro Makeup Artist

Julia Gavrylchyk, Pro Makeup Artist

Julia, a Ukrainian native, grew up with beauty and makeup in her blood. After attending college in her home country of Ukraine for journalism, she made the gutsy decision to chase her dreams of becoming a makeup artist and that choice led her to the United States, Chicago to be exact. Her attention to detail and hard work has allowed her to flourish in the makeup industry. With clients such as beauty pageant competitors and designers such as Chanel, Julia is right where she had hoped to be in her career, so far, but that is not stopping her from planning her next steps to further herself and her brand and dreaming about what is to come next.

Get to know: Julia Gavrylchyk, Makeup artist to the Tiara Magazine stars

1) How did you get started as a makeup artist?
I have always been passionate about makeup. I grew up in Ukraine and all Ukrainian woman love to look good. I wasn’t an exception, since I grew up around beauty and makeup talk.  I’ve been doing makeup for all my family and friends starting from the age of 12. Everybody was telling me that I have a talent. I have graduated from Kiev University, where I was studying journalism, which obviously had nothing to do with makeup. After graduation I moved to US, but I didn’t become a makeup artist right away . It was a long way before I could dedicate myself to what I like. But once I got a chance to start my make up career I just went for it. I went to makeup school, I worked on the shoots with different photographers, I worked on variety of beauty events and got to meet a lot of people. Every aspect was very important and still is. Because you should never stop being active and putting yourself out there. Otherwise people will forget you exist.

Makeup by: Julia Gavrylchyk

Makeup Artist: Julia Gavrylchyk

 

2) What has been your favorite project to work on so far in your career?
I’ve worked on some great and fun projects like : bridal shows, fashion and editorial shoots, fashion shows, Model boot camp, Tropic beauty etc. They all we’re very different , never the same. Each project gave me some sort of lesson and experience. Experiences can’t be good or bad, they are just experiences . In the makeup industry the more experiences you had the bigger challenge you can take. You should always challenge yourself. Otherwise you will be stuck at one place.

3) What would be your dream project to work on?
There’s a lot of stuff I want to do. But I still have a lot to learn. I have worked with Chanel and now I am focused on continuing makeup classes again to gain a deeper knowledge about new trends and techniques. I am looking to expand my repertoire such as eye lash extension, spray tan, perhaps even permanent makeup. Other then that I would love to do some shoots for fashion magazines, do makeup on beauty contests and tv shows. But one step at a time!

4) How long have you been doing makeup and what is your favorite part about it?
My favorite part about makeup is that it is something that I like. Doing makeup is very natural to me. When I meet a person, the first thing I think about is how I would do her makeup. I love working with people. I believe that beauty experience can be life changing. It is very important to me to boost my client’s self esteem and polish it with a beautiful makeover. I see beauty in every single woman and I know how to bring out the best of their face. Working as a makeup artist gives you a lot of freedom. There are no borders for your creativity, talent and possibilities.

 

Makeup artist: Julia Gavrylchyk

Makeup Artist: Julia Gavrylchyk

5) What is the best advice you have ever received about your career and what is the best advice you would give someone wanting to become a makeup artist?
I’ve been told ” learn, learn and  learn” and I think this is the best advice I have ever received. Because it doesn’t matter how talented or skilled you are there’s always a room to grow. And if you don’t – somebody else will. The competition is very big, so you have to improve your skills all the time. You can take some master classes, you can visit a seminar of a makeup artist you admire, you can do your girlfriend’s makeup – it all will help you enrich your makeup knowledge.
I have to say that it is very important to put yourself out there . Don’t be shy to reach out to people and ask if they could use a makeup artist for shoot or event. If I didn’t make the first step I would never get a chance to work on the projects that I have worked on and I wouldn’t be featured in Tiara Magazine right now. So always take that first step and have courage. Always work, be creative and never stop working on yourself.

 Julia Gavrylchyk featured in VS Chicago Magazine. Julia is a pro makeup artist and a professional model.

Julia Gavrylchyk featured in VS Chicago Magazine. Julia is a pro makeup artist and a professional model. Photography by Marius Prundu Photography.

 

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In the NEWS: Stephani Bakus

Mixxi G Accessories campaign out NOW!!! Thank you Michelle Schaps I love being the face of your fantastic and stunning brand Love being the bridge between Live Out Loud Charity and Mixxi G. Accessories Hop on over to www.mixxig.com friends and check out her one of a kind pieces!

Stephani Bakus, face of Mixxi G Accessories a proud supporter of Live Out Loud Charity

Tiara Model, Stephani Bakus is no stranger to the camera having walked in countless fashion shows for Tiara Magazine and several incredible designers. Taking over the Chicago Fashion Scene as a model, writer, singer, humanitarian, and one of Chicago’s up and coming stars, she is here to stay. Stephani’s latest announcement is being featured in VS Chicago Magazine. Stephani who is a spokesperson for Live Out Loud Charity was also named the face of Mixxi G. Accessories.  Michelle Schaps’, owner of Mixxi G Accessories, truly believes in Live Out Loud Charity for suicide prevention and awareness and was looking for the new face of Mixxi G. that could represent her brand and its mission of saving lives. Michelle Schaps chose Stephani Bakus to represent her brand as Stephani embodies
everything from the spirit of joy & perseverance, coupled with an incredible talent as a model, and it was a perfect marriage since Stephani was already a spokesperson for Live Out Loud Charity. You can check Mixxi G.’s one of a kind, hand crafted, precious necklaces and accessories at MixxiG.com. Congratulations to Stephani Bakus. This proves if you put your mind to anything you can achieve your dreams with perseverance, hard work, and dedication. The Tiara Magazine family says congratulations to its very own Tiara Model, Stephani Bakus, keep reaching for the stars.

VS Magazine spread. Model: Stephani Bakus. Photographer: Matthew Sperzel. Makeup artist: Dana Schuster

VS Magazine spread. Model: Stephani Bakus. Photographer: Matthew Sperzel. Makeup Artist: Dana Schuster

 

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Miss Worldwide Teen Ireland Making a Difference

Emma Gavin, Miss Worldwide Teen Ireland ambassador for Live Out Loud Charity, photo by Derek Tokarzewski

Emma Gavin, Miss Worldwide Teen Ireland ambassador for Live Out Loud Charity, photo by Derek Tokarzewski

Emma Gavin, the reigning Miss Worldwide Teen ambassador for Live Out Loud Charity, represents Ireland and is spreading a message of hope through suicide prevention and anti-bullying education. Emma will be speaking on behalf of our organization as an official Live Out Loud Charity spokesperson spreading light on available resources for those in need. Live Out Loud Charity is proud to announce we have added a very important resource to our website, this is the hotline number that extends across the UK and Ireland. The organization is called Samaritans and they also offer a texting service in addition to the hotline. The USA, UK, and Ireland hotlines are provided below and on our Resource page. Each hotline is open to international callers as well.

Help & Resources

If you are feeling suicidal, depressed, having relationship troubles, need a sponsor, or someone to talk to please call one of the following hotlines:

The Hopeline
USA BASED- OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL CALLERS
1.800.SUICIDE
1.800.784.2433

Suicide Prevention
USA BASED- OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL CALLERS
1.800.273.TALK
1.800.273.8255

Samaritans Hotline
UK & IRELAND BASED- OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL CALLERS
08457 90 90 90
Find a branch near you for a local number
TEXT SERVICE
087 2 60 90 90
Learn more: Samaritans.org

Find a hotline in your state

www.suicidehotlines.com

Email Mentor
www.powertochange.org Sign up for a free, confidential email mentor

Do you have a trusted resource you would like to see added to our resource page? If so email info@liveoutloudcharity.org

In the News: Brittany Gallarneau, Miss Worlwide Teen for LOLC

Brittany Gallarneau, Miss Worldwide Teen ambassador for Live Out Loud Charity, photo by Derek Tokarzewski. Article by: Lake County Suburban Life, My Suburban Life

Brittany Gallarneau, Miss Worldwide Teen ambassador for Live Out Loud Charity, photo by Derek Tokarzewski. Article by: Lake County Suburban Life, My Suburban Life

IN THE NEWS Brittany Gallarneau, Miss Worlwide Teen ambassador for Live Out Loud Charity, interviewed by Lake County Suburban Life, My Suburban Life newspaper.

LAKE VILLA – A Lakes High School sophomore has gone from being bullied to gearing up for a yearlong world tour to speak about bullying and self-esteem.

Brittany Gallarneau, a 15-year-old Lake Villa resident, said the bullying started in fifth grade with verbal comments from a peer. The bullying progressed to cyberbullying in middle school, with negative social media posts from more than one person, she said.

Gallarneau, a longtime dancer, said she tried to use dance as a positive outlet until the bullying continued there as well. While Gallarneau tried to avoid the bullying by blocking people on Facebook and other social media accounts, she said she would still hear about things posted about her and her family from others.

“I would come home and sit at the computer and look at all the things being posted and cry,” Gallarneau said, adding the bullying affected her so much she didn’t want to go to school or participate in any of her regular activities. It was her family and friends that really helped Gallarneau start to overcome the emotional stress of being bullied. In fact, a friend encouraged her to participate in the Northern Illinois Scholarship Program in November 2012.

“It’s a pageant with a purpose, so we focused on doing community service events,” Gallarneau said, adding she participated with her sister. She received the Senior Supreme Queen title, which was the highest title she could receive.

In 2013, Gallarneau came into contact with the editor-in-chief of Tiara Magazine and decided to write an essay on her experience with bullying and become involved with Tiara Magazine. Through Tiara Magazine, Gallarneau walked in a Live Out Loud fashion show. As a member of the fashion show, Gallarneau was able to experience some of the charity’s seminars and see how much good the charity does.

“I wanted to be a part of that and be part of the good this charity does,” Gallarneau said, adding she became a Live Out Loud Leadership speaker, traveling to events to speak about bullying and self-esteem. On Oct. 11, she was named Ms. Worldwide Teen for Live Our Loud Charity, which means she’ll get to spend a year traveling worldwide to various events and speak out about her experiences and let others know it gets better. “I think what helped me is I was able to take my experience and reach others and help the community,” Gallarneau said.

To read the full article CLICK HERE.

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In the News: Editor, Sherrie Gearheart

Sherrie Gearheart, editor of Tiara Magazine. Photo by: Kent Squires

IN THE NEWS Sherrie Gearheart, founder & executive director of Live Out Loud Charity, is featured in EXPOSURE MAGAZINE. Thank you to Tam Lawrence for this write up and for supporting our suicide prevention movement. We are happy to announce that Exposure Magazine will be featuring all of the fashion designers that participated in the Live Out Loud Charity 5th annual suicide prevention fashion show fundraiser for suicide prevention, anti-bullying, and core character development. Read the write up at Exposure Magazine.

Direct link to online article: http://exposure-magazine.com/sherrie-gearheart-opens-her-doors-and-heart-to-prevent-suicide-she-provides-awareness-and-prevention/

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