Get REAL on Much Music!

485089_449163321808577_951057761_nWednesday was a great day for Get REAL in terms of exposure and just in terms of doing something cool! A heads up play  (noticing a call-out from Much Music for ‘ex-bullies’ to share their stories) from friend and supporter Jenny Stranges led to Get REAL’s first appearance on Canada’s music channel Much Music.

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Above on the left is Much host Lauren Toyota, who hosted the panel. Above right is fellow panellist Sophia Kiddbeatz, youtube beat boxing sensation, and a regular judge on Much Music. Getting a bit ahead of myself though – the reason why Much Music wanted ‘ex-bullies’ is for a segment they were running on New Music Live on bullying. The segment had celeb messages & performances (Fefe Dobson & Hedley performed during the set) and a panel of ‘experts’ that included Sophia, myself (in my capacity as one of the directors for Get REAL, and because of the success we had running To My Grade 7 Self, half of which was dedicated to former ‘bullies’ sharing their stories), and Gayle Brown, a counselor from Kids Help Phone. Everybody spoke well and Lauren was great at teasing out and leading the right types of questions to get to the right types of answers – like a pro (which she is!).

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Basically, it was a lot of fun and great exposure for the organization. The green room was hilarious – tons of characters and people from all over. Make-up was also really funny (embarrassed to admit that I may have introduced myself to the same person twice, once before make-up and once afterwards). Have to give a massive thanks to Jacqueline Peres, the producer who asked me to come in, and Jenny of course, for being the twitter/social media presence she is, and hooking the whole thing up! Dropped off a couple of hats on the Monday of course (for Jacqueline and Lauren) and I we get invited back in 2013! Shoulda brought hats for Fefe Dobson and Hedley……. ah well. Next time.

Me & Kiddbeatz joking around before the cameras come on -- good times

Me & Kiddbeatz joking around before the cameras come on — good times

 

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