Category Archives: Bullying

Meredith Prunty’s Blog: 2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Leave a comment

Filed under Acting, Activism, Bullying, Cheerleading

The Brand UR West Coast Launch Party

970473_615534711823977_925343874_nAs many of you know, I have been a big supporter of anti-bullying company “The Brand UR” since it was first formed. This is why I am so pleased that they will be having their West Coast Launch in August 2013. This event is so exciting as it shows that people of all ages are coming together to support the movement to end bullying. Here is the write-up for the event:

On August 9, 2013, The Brand UR will be coming to Los Angeles for an official red carpet launch party! What started as a small organization in the town of Carver, Massachusetts, is now spreading nationally! Below is some information on celebrities and sponsors, but don’t think that’s all! We love surprises and if we told you everyone/everything involved, there’d be none!

Each ticket holder will get to enjoy food, drinks, music, performances, a photobooth and Glitter Tattoos. Each ticket holder will also be going home with a VIP giftbag worth up to $150 each! Spokespeople Ashley Tramonte, Paisley Dickey & Addison LaFountain will also be speaking at the event and sharing their stories!

Celebrities Expected: Asia Monet Ray (DANCE MOMS), Paisley Dickey (THE BRAND UR SPOKESPERSON and TODDLERS & TIARA’S STAR), Mollee Gray (TEEN BEACH MOVIE), Sophia Lucia (DANCE MOMS), Sabrina Carpenter (Girl Meets World), Mckenna Grace (Crash & Bernstein), Skai Jackson (JESSIE), Jordyn Jones (Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition), Lauren Suthers (Singer), Isabella Palmieri (Good Luck Charlie), Ashley Tramonte (Grown Ups 2), Kenton Duty (Shake It Up), Katherine McNamara (Kickin It, Glee), Amber Montana (The Haunted Hathaways), Ella Anderson (ANT Farm), Aedin Mincks (ANT Farm), Dylan Riley Snyder (Kickin’ It), Camryn (SINGER), Malia Tyler (GRANITE FLATS), Katie Silverman (HAPPY ENDINGS) and many more announced soon!

PERFORMANCES BY: Lauren Suthers, BLAKE and Paisley Dickey

SPONSORS: Dream Magazine, Miss Ali’s Cake Pops, Sound Waves DJ, Purity Organic,  OPI Nailpolish. Glittertainment, Snikiddy Snacks, Pretzel Crisps, KISS Impress Nails, Apparel Dynasty, Chopper Kisses, ZEVIA, Pirate’s Booty and many more to be announced!

Since I can’t be there in person (due to a schedule conflict) I created a video that will air at the party. I am excited to help contribute to this wonderful cause.

If you are interested in attending, tickets can be purchased here: http://thebrandur.eventbrite.com/

550991_719723367066_1364166598_n

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Activism, Bullying

Press Release: Brand UR goes Global with #TEAMBULLYPROOF Meredith Prunty, Ashley Tramonte, Paisley Dickey & Addison LaFountaine

page 2page 3page4

1 Comment

Filed under Acting, Bullying

Behind the scenes of #BULLYPROOF music video

ImageI am super excited about my latest project  – the music video “Bully Proof” for The Brand UR. As most of you know, I have been an anti-bullying advocate for almost 3 years now, having experienced bullying first hand and also in some of the roles that I have played. Yesterday we filmed  “BULLY PROOF” staring myself, Paisley Dickey, Ashley Tramonte, Ashley Jermaine, Caitlin O’Neil and a host of others. I am so proud of my peers for dedicating their time and resources to come together to make this video. I have no doubt that it will be a sensational hit. Also – the video demonstrates that bullying can happen to anyone. Regardless of how you look or how you feel, anyone can be a victim. Caitlin is Miss. Massachusetts – and she has been bullied. Ashley Tramonte is a very successful actress  – and she has been bullied. Paisley Dickey – the adorable star of Toddlers and Tiaras has been bullied by the media. Bullying can happen to anyone at anytime. We need to continue to raise awareness because bullying is everywhere. Please do your part and spread the word. Share this post, share the video when it comes out. Stop bullying when it is  happening. Together we CAN make change happen.

Leave a comment

Filed under Acting, Bullying

#MTV #Made “behind the scene” #Spoiler Alert

As most of you know – I have been an anti-bully advocate ever since I starred in Michael and Marissa’s anti-bullying music video “The Same” 3 years ago. That video has appeared virtually everywhere including Yahoo!kids, PBSGoKids! and hundreds of other sites. In addition to that video – I have experienced bullying first hand and know how very painful it is. Because people know that I am an anti-bullying advocate, I am frequently asked to do speeches which – time permitting – I always jump at as I feel it is important to get the message out that bullying should not be tolerated.  People always asked if I ever get nervous when I talk to large crowds and I and the truth is – I don’t have the luxury of being nervous because my message is so important. So doing anti-bullying speeches is exactly how I ended up on a MTV Made episode. I was in New Jersey at the East Coast National Beauty Pageant over the summer and  one of the contestants (Maeve Gallagher) was being filmed for an MTV Made episode. She wanted to be made into a beauty queen in order to raise awareness on domestic violence. Maeve did a very emotional tear jerking performance for her talent portion (all contestants have a platform) which touched me in a way that is hard to describe. She had a friend Karissa who she Karissa's Army lost due to domestic violence and by entering the contest – she was raising awareness. I had a chance to meet with Maeve and discuss the subject and we really connected. MTV was stealth and I didn’t realize I was being filmed until after. I am actually really glad that it was caught on film because MTV has a large audience as well as many connections. Hopefully it will help spread the word that bullying (which goes hand in hand with domestic violence) is not in any way acceptable. We all need to do our part to stop it and standing on the sidelines is not what is going to make a difference. I hope that everyone watches this episode and understands the powerful message behind it. Click on the picture of Maeve to post a message on the “Made” Facebook page telling them that you want to see more Made episodes like this. Tell them Meredith Prunty sent you and maybe they will do an episode on me next so I can continue my anti-bully rally. Please tune into MTV Made on October 18th at PM to watch. Bring your tissues – it’s going to be emotional.

Leave a comment

Filed under Bullying

#Examiner Article on my #Antibully efforts

I recently had the honor of being interviewed for an article by reporter Ken Murray. I really appreciate the opportunity to get the anti-bullying word out and love all of my fans for making it the most shared* article on Mr. Murray’s Examiner series “Local Talent Showcase”. The article also talks about my busy summer on the movie sets that are being filmed around the Boston area.  Click on my picture and it will link you to the article.

*Shared on Facebook 430 plus as of Aug. 5, 2012

Leave a comment

Filed under Acting, Bullying

“No Bully Zone” Shane Graham and Meredith Prunty team up to spread the anti-bully message

On Sat., June 23, I was able to speak out against bullying at the Splash Ultra Lounge in Boston Massachusetts. It was a great event where I was one of the  celebrity guest speakers along with

Splash Ultra Lounge Anti-Bully Event and Fashion Show

my friend and anti-bully advocate Shane Graham. Together we spread the word that bullying can be stopped and it starts with everyone committing to  zero tolerance. We were also invited to participate in the fashion show and wear some of the top Boston designer outfits while walking the runway. The event was a huge success with ‘Fast’ Freddy Murphy from Mix104.1 CBS Radio hosting and several photographers (WG Digital Images and Mike Egan Photography) and magazine editors from “Isabels” and “Original Living” coming out in support. I have attached the “Press Write-up” as well as some of the pictures from the event. 

Press Release:

Meredith Prunty, 16 year old actress and anti-bully advocate is relentless in her quest to raise awareness about bullying. Meredith is currently one of the busiest young actresses in the New England area with over 13 movies to her credit including role as “Young Lacey” in the movie “Mark of the Dog Rose” and her recent appearance on the films    “Grown Ups 2” and “BackMask”. Despite her busy schedule, Meredith makes it a priority to speak out at every opportunity about bullying. Meredith feels that teens need to stop teens. Being a bystander is not acceptable including when it comes to cyber bullying which is on the rise. No stranger to the media, Meredith has appeared on numerous television interviews, newspaper articles and national publications where she tenaciously spreads the anti-bullying message. In addition, Meredith gained global recognition for her poignant performance as the “Bleeder” in Michael and Marisa’s wildly successful “The Same” anti-bully music video which was seen on sites such as Yahoo! and PBGGoKids. Thousands of fans follow Meredith on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites creating tremendous social media presence which she uses to effectively promote and communicate anti-bullying awareness. Her loyal fans help Meredith spread the anti-bullying message. A recent article in VIV magazine was shared over 5,000 times and  HCAM news director Michelle Murdock reported that their recent story covering Meredith’s speech at “The Brand UR” rally was the most watched video 3 months in a row. For additional information or requests for interviews please visit Meredith’s website at http://www.meredithprunty.com where links to article, current events and anti-bulling news and contact information can be found.

 

 

 

 

Shane Graham-Bevis, is a 14 year old teen advocate against anti-bullying. At some point in our lives everyone has been bullied, called names or picked on. For some it ends, but for others it does not, it is those victims. Shane reaches out to. Shane was once a victim and stood up for himself and feels it is the only way to end bullying. Shane has done a lot to promote awareness and has been in numerous articles including front page of the Lowell Sun Newspaper, television , radio. In addition, Shane has done numerous public speaking engagements, flash mobs, spoke before the Mayor of Lowell and School committee and  modeled to raise awareness about the long term effects bullying has on people, and the numerous ways it can affect adulthood. Shane has attended festivals and passed out information, sold t-shirts, posters and other products related to Shane’s Anti-bullying Program. Shane recently became a nonprofit and acquired a EIN number and have developed a team of kids that have all been bullied in the past and help with his program and dance in our rap.

 

4 Comments

Filed under Bullying

No Bully Zone Summer Splash

Hey everyone! I attached the PR announcement for another anti-bullying event I will be speaking at. All the details are listed below.  Hope you can join us!

  PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

 
Contact: Cynthia Hudson Email: cjhudson22@aim.com
Telephone: 603-320-0552
Fax: 603-886-0758
 
As the community is well aware, bullying still affects thousands of children and teens today. As an ongoing awareness, Mystique Model and Talent Management has teamed up with a group of local designers and Splash Ultra Lounge for a fundraiser on June 23rd, 2012. to benefit a NO BULLY ZONE. The event will take place 7:30 pm- 10:30 pm at Splash Ultra lounge at 150 Kneeland Street in Boston, MA.
 
We will honor three people who have set out to make it their business to put a stop to bullying. They are drawing from their own personal experiences to become leaders in this initiative.
 
 
Our first honoree is Shane Graham. Shane is a 14 year old boy from Lowell, MA who has been featured in local newspapers and TV shows. He has been honored by the Mayor of the City of Lowell and members of Congress for his NO BULLY ZONE and for his tireless efforts.
 
 
Our second honoree is Jennifer Ferris. Jennifer is Ms. New York International 2012. Jennifer is proud to be the New York co-director for Bully Police USA which is a program that is urging lawmakers to adopt anti-bullying legislation to protect children. Bully Police USA also educates the public about prevention and how to take a stand to stop bullying. Jennifer also enjoys being a national spokesperson for NAMI ( National Awareness Mental Illness) working towards improving forces and resources for those suffering with mental illness and their families through education, advocacy and support.
 
 
Meredith Prunty is our third honoree. A native of Boston, Meredith is an actress and anti-bully advocate. She won global recognition for her poignant performance in Michael and Marisa’s anti-bully music video “The Same.” Appearing on sites such as Yahoo!kids and PBSGoKids, “The Same” music video launched Meredith’s acting career. Meredith was so touched by playing the one being bullied that she made it her mission to speak out about bullying at every opportunity. She has had several TV, magazine and newspaper interviews, where Meredith speaks about the need to spread awareness about bullying. Meredith has a large fan base that continues to grow as people follow her anti-bullying activities.
 
 
Food and location is being donated by Splash Ultra Lounge. Also joining in the festivities will be Mystique Model and Talent Management models and designers such as Suki Jones, Julie Kontos, Eileen Apelian, Isabel Lopez and Lindsay Lee, who will also be donating their time. This can’t help but be an enjoyable evening.
 
Please come out and take a stand to make a difference on Saturday June 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm to Splash Ultra Lounge- 150 Kneeland Street – Boston, MA. All proceeds will be split amongst these campaigns. Tickets can be purchased at http://nobullyzonesummersplash.eventbrite.com
 
We look forward to working with you and making a difference.

Leave a comment

Filed under Bullying

Red Carpet Premier of “The Brand UR” anti-bullying clothing line

  1. On Saturday, Feb.25, 2012, I was a guest speaker at the Red Carpet event for the “Brand UR”. The above picture is me posing for a photo with the owner and creator of the The Brand UR , Jodi LaFountain. The brand UR was founded and based on our line called popUlaR. The U and R in popUlaR were designed to be highlighted in the word making a statement by all that wore it as they were representing that UR popUlaR ….. that EVERYONE IS POPULAR! www.thebrandur.com. What was great about this opportunity is that I was able to speak out to a crowd of about 300 about why we all need to work togther to stop bullying.
I wasn’t the only guest  that took time to be there – others were Raiko Bowman, star of “The Hunger Games” movie (She plays Peeta’s Mom)and “Toddlers & Tiaras” star Paisley Dicky. Talent manager Blake Woodruff flew in from NYC to support this event as did actress Elizabeth Percy who speaks out against bullying.
 There were so many wonderful people there – it was great to see everyone stand together against bullying. Some of the highlights of the event were:
 The Brand UR Fashion Show
Song writer Shawn Lopes with The Brand UR’s
VERY OWN SONG called “popUlaR”
 Performance from The New Generation Dance Crew
Chocolate Fondue Bar
Cash Bar
& DJ Dance Party!
 
Click on the image below for Television News coverage of this event!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2 Comments

Filed under Bullying

So excited to team up with fellow actress and peer Taylor Hay and producer Seng2kx for a anti-bullying PSA!

Hey everyone – I am really excited to announce that I am teaming up with awesome actress Taylor Hay and several other actors to put together an anti-bullying PSA. What is so great about this project is Taylor and I have met through a few actor related networking sites but have never met face to face! The power of coming together though the use of modern technology and a common cause! Taylor is on the West Coast and I am on the East (Boston) so this will be an official Bi-Coastal production. More importantly, we are coming together to fight bullying. Taylor will be filming her segment on the west and then mail dropping her part to the producer who will then splice the footage in with the rest of the actors. AMAZING! Seng2kx Productions is going to do an awesome job pulling this all together. I can’t wait to see it! Below is the official PR announcement and if you want to learn more about Taylor Hay or Seng2kx productions click on the pictures below.

Boston, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Seng2kx Productions , a Boston-based Film and Entertainment production company, today announced  Meredith Prunty, age 16, well known  Boston based actress and anti-bully advocate will be anchoring and co-producing  an anti-bullying  PSA titled  “Change Things”.  This PSA is a unique Bi-Coastal collaboration that will include contributions from actors on both the East and West coasts.  “The Entertainment Industry can be very competitive – it is great to have my peers coming together to help me spread the word”, Meredith said. Included in the group of actors is LA based teen actress Taylor Hay (Yes, Virginia TV Series). Taylor was eager to sign on to this project despite her busy schedule as she shares a common bond with Meredith – both girls are anti-bully advocates. Taylor Hay is a cancer survivor as well and she and Meredith have nurtured a friendship after meeting on a networking site despite never having met in person. Meredith Prunty, “These Public Service Announcements bring much-needed awareness to the growing problem of violence faced by teens today and we feel that it is important for teens to work together to help stop this growing problem”. 

The PSA is will be released spring 2012 and will be available for viewing at seng2kx.blogspot.com and on selected television broadcasts. For additional information please contact Seng2kxproductions@gmail.com.

1 Comment

Filed under Acting, Bullying