Lauren grew up in Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles. Finding a way to start a conversation about girl-against-girl bullying has been in Lauren’s heart since her own middle school experience. After a series of unfortunate events that took place with a group of girls, middle school became a source of stress, depression, and eventually left Lauren in a suicidal place. Ever since that life changing experience, Lauren had a dream to one day foster deeper awareness about the emotional, verbal, and physical abuse within female relationships.
While studying film at Pepperdine University, Lauren had the opportunity to work on Tom Shadyac’s acclaimed documentary, I Am. That experience inspired Lauren and soon after, she knew that she wanted share this story through a documentary. She sat down with her friend, Molly Thompson, to discuss the idea. What started as a conversation in a cafe about the possibility of making a film together, turned into their award-winning documentary Finding Kind and their internationally recognized nonprofit, Kind Campaign. Since 2009, Lauren, along with her partner Molly have been on the forefront of the conversation surrounding bullying, implementing their school programming into thousands of communities across the globe.
Lauren feels thankful for her life-threatening middle school experience with bullying because it allows her to openly and vulnerably share that chapter of her life with students across North America as a public speaker with their Kind Campaign Founders Assembly program.
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