Be the One… to Wear… and Air… PINK!
In 2007, two Nova Scotia teenagers made headlines when they chose to stand by another teen who was getting bullied for wearing a pink shirt. The boys purchased numerous pink shirts for themselves and their peers, and wore the shirts in solidarity with the victim. Since then, schools and community groups have developed annual events to celebrate diversity and stand together against bullying. The International Day of Pink is April 10th – what will YOU be wearing…and airing…to commemorate this important day?
Andrew “Too Tall” Queen, an award-winning songwriter and family folkster, wants to share the message that we each have the power to ‘Be the One’ to help stop bullying by standing up and being a friend to someone in trouble. Inspired by a children’s book called All It Takes is One Friend, written by teacher Heather Rankin and illustrated by primary students, Queen and his co-writer and wife, Karen Stille, wrote the anti-bullying song “It Just Takes One.” The song-writing duo received a grant from FACTOR to record the single, as well as to create an electronica remix of the song with Eccodek producer Andrew McPherson.
“It Just Takes One” will be officially released as a single on the International Day of Pink on April 10th. Queen has big plans for the new song; he will be crowd sourcing children’s illustrations, photos and video clips to produce a video.The new single “It Just Takes One,” as well as the “It Just Takes One – Eccodek’s Friend for Life mix,” can be heard on Queen’s Bandcamp page: http://andrewqueen.bandcamp.com/ All download proceeds will be donated to the Kids Help Phone.
Radio stations are invited to help spread the message by sharing this new single with their listeners. To arrange for “It Just Takes One” to be sent to your station, or for more information, please contact Queen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (705) 632-1616.