NBI ASSOCIATES - Give 'em Hope Campaign
NBI ASSOCIATES - DEVELOPMENT



GIVE 'EM HOPE LOGO
LOGO image designed by Sherri Higgs ©


There are many ways to bend and kiss the ground and there are many ways to stand up, 
speak out and give others HOPE.



WHAT IS THE GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN? 

Stage One - The Give 'em Hope Campaign is an inclusive and inspirational celebration of diversity; an online video initiative to encourage and uplift those who feel marginalised, isolated or limited by labels. We exist to bring hope to those who need it most and do so by sharing our stories.

The campaign was founded by David E Watters in early 2011 and has grown, with the support of numerous international cheerleaders and proactive participants. 

Below you will find a selection of videos from our various contributors. These will be changed regularly, so please keep checking back for more.  

All of our videos can be found on our youtube channel. 

THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE CHANNEL CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE LINK HERE:


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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - TELL YOUR STORY
This video features extracts from many of our hopeful family - not all, but those not featured will be in our next video...PLEASE repost everywhere and encourage others to make a video or share a writ...
































Stage Two - has included written stories of HOPE from those who have freed themselves from limiting labels and who can now celebrate their individuality.
Here are just some of these incredibly candid, moving and inspiring stories:



Write your story or make and send your video to: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk

SHARE YOUR STORY AND HAVE IT SHOWN ON: 

THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE PAGE: 
NBIassociates http://www.youtube.com/user/NBIassociates?feature=mhee

NBI WORDPRESS: http://neverblendin.wordpress.com/category/give-em-hope-campaign-nbi-associates/

THE NBI ASSOCIATES/ GIVE 'EM HOPE WEBSITE: 
http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give--em-Hope-Campaign.html



Stage Three - is the living family support network which flourishes on facebook. Both the group and sister page are staffed by an international team of compassionate administrators, of diverse backgrounds, who provide unrivalled support and guidance.     




The best thing about the group, for me, is the diverse range of loving, altruistic people who go there on a daily basis to offer their support and to share genuine friendship. I love the videos that you share and the poetry, prose and news stories. 

What makes us different and valuable, to those who seek hope and encouragement, is that we maintain a great sense of positivity. 



My catch phrase in work and life generally is, "There is always a solution" and I truly believe that. None of us have had it easy, we all have faced our own challenges but together we bring the lessons that we've learned and share these with others who may be facing similar problems...you will get there and, with our love, you will get there faster! 

Respect, David E Watters



JOIN THE “Give ‘em Hope” GROUP ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368

COME AND VISIT OUR SISTER PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/GIVEemHOPE



TRANSLATIONS OF THE PRESS RELEASE CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://neverblendin.wordpress.com/category/give-em-hope-campaign-nbi-associates/




SELECTED VIDEOS


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Give 'em Hope Campaign - Labels
This is another video from a member of the GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN. Amy talks about labels we put on ourselves the labels that others put upon us. She is sincere, candid and honest about her feelings...





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Give 'em Hope Campaign - Alisa Angelic-Osborne with Marcus Patrick
Filmed in London by David E. Watters, on July 28, 2011Alisa Angelic-Osborne & Marcus Patrickhttp://www.organiclifeandfitness.com Marcus Patrick and wife Alisa are currently focused on buildi...
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Give 'em Hope Campaign - Janice Cadwell (Raising eQuality)
"We must educate young, straight parents that they have no way of knowing the sexual orientation of their children. They should assume nothing. But, the problem is that they are so convinced that orie...


































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Give 'em Hope Campaign- Shane
NBIassociates's webcam video September 15, 2011 03:29 PMJOIN THE "Give 'em Hope" GROUP ON FACEBOOK:http://www.facebook.com/groups/226577107352368 OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.nbiassociates.co.u...

















































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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - KELLY RAY KEENAN
This is the wonderfully moving video from Kelly Ray Keenan - a generous and heartfelt contribution to the Give 'em Hope Campaign. You can see more of Kelly on his own channel, here: http://www.yo...































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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - MY NAME IS STEVE AND I'M AN EX MORMON
"35 years of prayer couldn't get rid of my homosexuality. My name is Steve and I am an Ex Mormon." was originally uploaded on Jul 8, 2011 and generously donated by Esteban Cencerrado Lee-O'Neal to the...






COLTON FORD IS A KEY VOICE IN MY BOOK, NEVER BLEND IN, IN WHICH HE SAYS:

You are entitled to be the person you are. Your sexual orientation is a part of that entitlement. It doesn't make you good or bad, it just is a part of who you are. Try to embrace it and forgive those that cannot. Live your life fully, take good care of yourself, and in the process the people around you will be able to see the authenticity of you.

I think more and more people are getting frustrated with what we are doing to ourselves, and are becoming more aware of the hypocrisy of it all.

THE FULL, FRANK AND FASCINATING INTERVIEW WILL APPEAR IN NEVER BLEND IN LATER THIS YEAR.

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Give 'em Hope Campaign - Colton Ford
COLTON FORD IS A KEY VOICE IN MY BOOK, NEVER BLEND IN, IN WHICH HE SAYS:You are entitled to be the person you are. Your sexual orientation is a part of that entitlement. It doesn't make you good...





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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - SYRRA'S STORY
First Published on 23 Sep 2012, this is Syrra's video for the Give 'em Hope Campaign.Syrra tells us that, "This video marks my 1 year anniversary of being on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). It ...





































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The Give 'em Hope Campaign - The Label Project
The Label Project's mission is to liberate individuals from the labels placed on them by society, each other, and themselves, and to bring awareness to anti-bullying.Check us out!https://www.fac...
























THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC  

I definitely see a Give 'em Hope album coming together. Thank you to everyone who has contributed a music video; particularly to those who have written songs especially for the campaign. 

MUSIC COMPILATION COMING SOON...


Do you want to contribute your music to this initiative? Email me at: DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk


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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - MUSIC VIDEO COMPILATION
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC I definitely see a Give 'em Hope album coming together. Thank you to everyone who has contributed a music video; particularly to those who have written original songs espe...





























All of our videos can be found on our youtube channel. 

THE NBI ASSOCIATES YOUTUBE CHANNEL CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING ON THE LINK HERE:



YOUR VIDEO COULD BE HERE...
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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - SOLDIER, FATHER, GAY (PART TWO OF THREE)
GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN: SOLDIER, FATHER, GAY (PART TWO OF THREE)Filmed by David E Watters on 25 July 2013 for the GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give--em-Hope-Campaign.html ...

























What are you waiting for? Your cellphone (or mobile, as we call it in the U.K) probably has a video camera ...check now, does it? Go on then...make us a video and help us to make a difference to the lives of those who may feel hopeless. Tell us why we should remain hopeful ...DO IT NOW!


Email your video to me at DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk

ANYONE WHO PREFERS TO WRITE SOMETHING OR WHO IS UNABLE TO MAKE A VIDEO -TITLE IT “My Give ‘em Hope Story – NAME” and email to DavidWatters@nbiassociates.co.uk


COME ON LONDONERS

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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - IT'S EASY, BELIEVE ME! COME ON LONDONERS!!!
The Give 'em Hope Campaign is an inspirational online video initiative to inspire and uplift those who feel marginalised or isolated. We exist to bring hope to those who need it most.The campaign ...

 





Give 'em Hope Merchandise 
available in our Cafe Press Store - http://www.cafepress.co.uk/giveemhope










DAVID E WATTERS








David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. 

He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. 

He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. 

David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. 

He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and The Harvey Milk Foundation. 

His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer.  



 
LINKS 

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Give 'em Hope Campaign - Unemployed NOT Unemployable
Something that we haven't, until now, touched upon in the Give 'em Hope Campaign is Redundancy and Unemployment.After 4 years as Head of Performing Arts at a London College, I was made redundant i...










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Give 'em Hope Campaign - David E Watters (THE DEADLIEST OF SINS SPEECH)
My message tonight is that Somehow in some way YOU are capable of great things.This is not a time for silence but a time to take personal responsibility, to speak out and to share our humanity; be...



 


LATEST VIDEOS

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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - SOLDIER, FATHER, GAY (PART THREE OF THREE)
GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN: SOLDIER, FATHER, GAY (PART THREE OF THREE)Filmed by David E Watters on 25 July 2013 for the GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give--em-Hope-Campaign.htm...

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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - BRENT CAGE (TAKE A GAMBLE)
Filmed on location by David E Watters on 23 July 2013 for the GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN http://www.nbiassociates.co.uk/Give--em-Hope-Campaign.html and featuring Brent Cage.Thank you so much for a won...











FEATURED VIDEO
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Give 'em Hope Campaign - (NEVER BLEND IN) - Ray in NYC
Hope. It Gets Better. I'm living ProofLiving unlimited by labels and pressures and societal notions, never blending in, and loving who you are.And you, and you, and you.... You gotta give 'em ...

 
 
FEATURED SONGS

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TDaN perform These Days are Numbered for the Give 'em Hope Campaign
A live video for the song "These Days Are Numbered." performed at Andover College on 21/06/2013 and generously dedicated to the Give 'em Hope CampaignCheck TDaN out on Facebook - http://www.facebo...


 




 
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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - PETER (Original Song, "Stand up Tall")
This is my nephew Peter and his song for my Give 'em Hope Campaign. I'm so overwhelmed right now....so proud and happy to have a nephew who cares so much about social inequality and is able to communi...



 
FAMILY VIDEOS

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Give 'em Hope Campaign - Dona's Video
A most positive Pozitive womanPRESS RELEASE - GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGNDirector of NBI Associates, motivational speaker and author of the inspirational NEVER BLEND IN, David E. Watters is launchi...


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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - Rachel Wolff (Part One)
Rachel Wolff is an incredibly talented writer and important member of the Give 'em Hope family. She has been tireless in her contribution to the group and in supporting many individuals who have come ...


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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - Rachel Wolff (Part Two)
Rachel Wolff is an incredibly talented writer and important member of the Give 'em Hope family. She has been tireless in her contribution to the group and in supporting many individuals who have come ...



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Give 'em Hope Campaign - Dalton Shackelford
DALTON TOLD ME: I get the greatest joy in life when I know that something I have done or said has brought helped someone -- to me that is the only payment or satisfaction that i need and that is what ...



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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - Christine McQueen
Valued Family Member, Christine McQueen, reading a paper she wrote in 2011 when our campaign first began as a small initiative on facebook..This message of hope and inspiration can be read here: w...























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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN: Jack Ori - Life Has Gotten Better - It Will For You Too
On September 13, 2012, I hit my lowest point, when I realised that I needed to come out and live as the man I was if I wanted to keep living. A year later, life has gotten a lot better for me. I want ...







































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GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGN - JAKEB ARTURIO BRADEN
This is Jakeb Arturio Braden's generous contribution to the Give 'em Hope Campaign. You can see more of Jakeb on his own channel, here: http://www.youtube.com/user/northernfellaThe Give 'em ...

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Give 'em Hope Campaign - MARIA MEJIA
HIV POSITIVE LESBIAN..HERE TO TAKE AWAY STIGMA AND GIVE HOPEPRESS RELEASE - GIVE 'EM HOPE CAMPAIGNDirector of NBI Associates, motivational speaker and author of the inspirational NEVER BLEND I...

















 "Today's world is full of oppression, bullying, guilt imposed on individuals because of "labels" we do not need "labels" other than our given names to validate ourselves as useful individuals with purpose(es) in life, and it is these purposes that give our lives meaning. Our lives are not meant to be a "sentence" to be endured, but a joyful existence to be lived and cherished. EVERYONE HAS A PURPOSE! If you have a life story, (and doesn't everyone?) your story could change someone's life for the better. No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey, you have a gift to give. That gift is YOU! You are important, you are special, and do not let anyone tell you differently!"  

Christine A. Siegel  (Ohio)






Joannas Day of Silence note


 
















RACHEL WOLFF
 
 Being who you are
 
On this day know that someone you don’t
Know and will never meet cares, cares
About you and speaks for you
 
Your being here is a miracle: Don’t let anyone
Ever tell you differently! There is nobody else
In the world exactly like you! You bring to
The world gifts, skills and talents that no
Body; no one else but you can express.
This is Truth: Know this, know this
Deep your heart; in your Soul
 
Believe the words I write; hold onto them;
When others try to tear you down and
Belittle and destroy you with their
Hate-filled words you will have
Something powerful and true,
Undeniably true to reflect on
Because what I write is the
Truth:  So please never
Give up; you are my
Dear, so beautiful
You are clever
And funny
 
You are who you are
Gifted and precious
Smart, talented,
Worthy and so
Uniquely
You!
 
If you think you’re not
Worthy, talented or
Smart, precious
Gifted, funny
Or clever                                                                                        
 
Then call your best friend
And have a long talk
Until you believe in
Yourself once
Again
 
Being who you are
Rachel Wolff December 2011