Meet actress Bailee Madison, the 16-year-old Good Witch star is creating a movement with her “I’m More Than A Word” social media campaign. Bailee connects with my fans/friends with advice and words of encouragement. After she posted a few extremely personal post on her Tumblr page, about stereotypes, she received an overwhelming response from her fans and turned it into a campaign to break through labels and remind everyone they are more than a word. We got a chance to sit down with Bailee and find out more about her life and her “I’m More Than A Word” movement. Check it out….
NAME: Bailee Madison
NICKNAME: Bails/ B-Madz (that’s my rap name)
MOST TEXTED PERSON IN YOUR PHONE: This is a tie between my Mom (who I usually am texting when she is right next to me in the same room) and my bestie Hailee Steinfeld, our conversations never end.
DREAM ROLE IN A MOVIE THAT’S ALREADY BEEN MADE: There are so many that I love and couldn’t imagine anyone else playing these roles but the women who did… but I would pick roles like Katniss in “The Hunger Games,” Sandra Bullock’s character Margaret Tate in “The Proposal” or Amanda Peterson’s character Cindy Mancini in “Can’t Buy Me Love.” I’d be so excited!
DREAM CONCERT TICKET (ANY BAND, ANY DECADE): Helllooooo… ADELE ;)
CAREER ICON: Sandra Bullock & Robert DeNiro
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Dolphin!! (I think?)
FAVORITE SNEAKERS: Keds!
FAVORITE BOOK: Mine. I’m writing one now ;)
TV ADDICTION: Pretty Little Liars/Scream Queens/New Girl
KARAOKE ANTHEM: Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood, has been for 8 years now & Stitches by Shawn Mendes I get so into that.
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: “The Intern” such a brilliant film!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAMPAIGN, “I’M MORE THAN A WORD” AND WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START IT. “I’m More Than A Word” is a campaign I started after I was hurt by the words someone had called me. This experience made me realize that I wasn’t the only person affected by negative words. I decided to open a Tumblr to share my feelings with others in hopes of helping them realize that they are not alone and that they are, in fact, MORE than a word. In today’s generation, words, labels and stereotypes can easily be used to lower one’s self-esteem and this needs to stop. I believe with all my heart, that through this campaign we can stop negativity and stereotypes, so that in the end no one will ever question their worth.
WHAT ARE SOME GREAT FEEDBACK/REACTIONS YOU’VE RECEIVED SINCE STARTING, “I’M MORE THAN A WORD?” In my Tumblr post I encouraged those reading to film themselves as they wrote down the negative words they have been called and then rip them up on camera. The reason I did this, is that I wanted to show people that paper and words can be torn up, but we as people can’t be. Amazingly, there was an overwhelming response and people from all over the world, of all different ages, were sending me their videos. I decided to put it all together to Rachel Platten’s “Fight song” and post it on my YouTube channel. It was humbling and so exciting to see everyone being so open and honest & I couldn’t be more proud of those who took part of the challenge. People are still reading the post and reaching out, which means the world to me.
HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY? THANKFUL. HAPPY. BLESSED. And slightly cold (filming outside in Toronto Today).
WHAT IS POPULAR? Popular to me is LOVE & being KIND to one another.