The Weight of Words

If you were given $10,000 to invest in a project you are passionate about or a business or non­profit you want to start, what would it be and why? Who would benefit and how would you spend the money?

"Acting is a spiritual quest to touch human beings" Larry Moss

Actors hold a tremendous amount of power over their audience; with this power comes a responsibility. Too often, the spoken word is abused and taken for granted. Phrases are strung together hastily, with cruelty embedded throughout. These laced words hold power as well. Given the opportunity to start a nonprofit organization with $10,000 dollars, I would design a summer camp dedicated to actors who have fallen victim to bullying.

A certain degree of confidence is necessary to achieve a magnificent performance. However, this confidence can be shattered by the words and actions of bullies. A summer camp dedicated to building strengths and reassurance will benefit aspiring actors immensely. The building blocks of an inspiring performance lie within the actor. There is no set, script or amount of money that can amount to the tools of the mind.

I feel a personal connection to this cause. In seventh grade I dealt with a bully, and developed a close relationship with my guidance counselor in hopes of resolving the issues. This experience left me seeking reassurance that I was enough, and especially that I was strong enough to continue attending school despite the...

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