Advice for dealing with negativity

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People forget that we're human beings sometimes. One of the ways that I deal with negativity and negative press is that I hold on to the reason of why I'm doing all of this. The reason why I wrote my story--the reason why I talk to people and share my story--is because I want to help inspire other people and help encourage them. I know that everyone's a critic, and I can't please everyone all the time, but I just have to press through, knowing that I am bringing somebody else hope, and that I am ultimately doing something good. I think even if you're not famous, dealing with negativity is really difficult. I was bullied in school, and now we have the internet. People, I think, feel like there's not a real person on the other side of it because they're behind a computer screen. They're able to say terrible nasty things, thinking that it won't really affect the other person--but it does.

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Pattie Mallette

New York Times Best Selling Author, Award Winning Film Producer, & Inspirational Speaker

Pattie Mallette grew up in Stratford, Ontario overcoming unimaginable obstacles in the face of abuse, poverty and an unexpected teen pregnancy. She now uses her voice to inspire others as a bestselling author, producer and influential speaker. In 2012, Pattie published her memoir, Nowhere But Up (Revell), which became a New York Times bestseller within the first week of its release. As an executive producer she worked on “Crescendo,” a short film that received 11 international film festival honors prior to its premier in February 2013. Proceeds of “Crescendo” are being used to support crisis pregnancy centers worldwide, a passion of Pattie’s that grew from her own experience. As a single parent at 18, Pattie was personally assisted by a center, which despite her difficult circumstances enabled her to be the best mother possible to her son, Justin. Continuing her desire to help others give voice to their own stories, Pattie became an executive producer of “Day One,” starring Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls). Set to release in winter 2013, the feature film is inspired by the true story behind the global movement To Write Love on Her Arms.

Pattie recently launched her foundation called Round 2, which seeks to offer a second chance to those who have been knocked down by providing assistance and resources to those in distress. Across all platforms, her authenticity and candidness are magnetic to adolescents and adults alike as she fearlessly brings to light her own wounds and addresses sensitive issues with wisdom and insight.

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