FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Seattle, WA – March 18, 2015 – Anna Todd, best-selling author of the fabulously successful After series with over 1 billion reads to date, has begun serializing FREE, a spin off story featuring Riley and Lillian’s love story to bring awareness to youth empowerment organization, Free2Luv®. Riley and Lillian are opposites, just like every main character set in a romance novel, but they are different. Their LGBT love story addresses the struggles and rewards of being FREE to love. Anna Todd, a Celebrity Ambassador for Free2Luv, has created this story to support the LGBTQ community and advocacy that Free2Luv represents.
“Everyone should be free to love whomever they choose. That’s the message of FREE, my latest Wattpad story,” said Anna Todd. “I’m inspired by the mission of Free2Luv; they are giving a voice to people who need it and they are so passionate about what they stand for. I see the way teens think and I spend a lot of my time engaging with them and Free2Luv’s voice is needed so much right now. I’m incredibly honoured to be one of their Ambassadors. It’s an amazing feeling to be part of an organization that helps so many young people.”
“We are very excited about this partnership with Anna Todd. Her voice is relevant to teens today and her reach is enormous. We are thrilled to be able to share this love story with youth who may be questioning their own sexuality or searching for a place to fit in. Our goal is to create a safe and inclusive environment that offers teens a creative outlet for their myriad of emotions. They can share their stories, connect with other youth having similar experiences and know that they are not alone,” says Co-Founder and President of Free2Luv, Tonya Sandis.
The LGBT community is no stranger to bullying with 9 out of 10 LGBT students experiencing harassment at school and online and 20% of high school students saying they have seriously considered suicide. Free2Luv believes this epidemic needs to stop. Anna Todd and Free2Luv have created FREE to help bring awareness to this epidemic. Their collective goal is to raise self-esteem and re-instill hope in our youth so that no young person is left feeling alone, unwanted, or less than perfect just the way they are.
FREE is currently being serialized on Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers. The first two chapters of FREE have been released at http://www.wattpad.com/user/imaginator1D and the story already has over 114,000 reads and has been translated by fans in Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
You can join the movement and stand up to bullying with Free2Luv. Visit http://free2luv.org and learn how you can be an agent for change.
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If you’d like more information or to schedule an interview with Free2Luv, please contact Lilly at 206.397.4724, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.free2luv.org. To schedule an interview with Anna Todd, please contact Nazia Khan email@example.com.