HOUSTON – A young girl from Houston turns pain into a positive, after getting bullied.
She’s releasing a song in hopes of lifting the spirits of other children who are bullied and is raising funds for an all-inclusive park, so that all kids, regardless of their abilities, can have fun in Houston. Her project is truly a work of art.
10-year-old Harper Mixon is singing and speaking out against negative talk.
“The 100th time you’re called ugly, you just get tired of hearing it,” exclaims Harper.
So tired of it, she had to change schools to find a more positive experience! Now Harper is supplying her little sister, Grace, with tools to help empower her through this special song.
“At my old elementary school, I was bullied a lot, and I came home to my sister, and I looked at her, she’s tiny with big blue eyes and red curls, and I thought about her being bullied and I do not want that to happen,” states Harper.
Harper is sharing her lyrics of love to also let other children know they are beautiful and should reject a bully’s rude comments. Her music video features real-life stories from other children who have been bullied.
“I think a lot of it is part of childhood, but Harper’s resilient,” says Harper’s mother, Cynthia. “Then we saw the kids who weren’t maybe as tough as Harper and it really took a toll on them. Even she came home and said, ‘I’ve had enough, please do something,’ and I think when someone as tough as Harper really gets bothered by it and you just know as a mom that you need to do something.
“I think we all, as parents and as people, need to wake up to the pain that children are experiencing, and really address it, have conversations, and make sure they know they’re loved and have those hard conversations about maybe what is happening that you don’t know what’s happening,” she continued. “Harper’s song is leading the conversation by sharing messages of hope.”
It’s now on sale for $1.29 on music streaming services. She’s donating the proceeds to help build a state-of-the-art all-abilities park in Houston and teaming up with the Rotary Club to make it happen.