Story: I think one of the deepest human needs is to be heard. Be it through the construct of script, sculpture, dance, or more innocently—by the way we board a train, lift a child, sip tea, we are always telling our story. I live to listen and always marvel at the way truth reveals itself. Every moment, I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.
Interview Magazine: 10 things Bellamy Young can't live without
I have to welcome the pain like I welcome the joy.
And the pain is always bringing me a lesson. If I listen to the lesson when the pain is manageable, the pain won't get gargantuan and flatten me entirely, because I will have received the message at the center. I receive it as gently as I can, because the cruelest thing that I do to myself is try to push myself through an experience.
Bellamy Young: On Yoga, Mediatation, and Pain
My mom was a high school English teacher and a big thing she used to say was, “If you can read it you can understand it, but it doesn't work if you don't appreciate it.” And I find that that's true in everything. Gratitude keeps you on the right path and keeps you in the right frame, and keeps you moving forward and keeps opening up other people's hearts to you. It just keeps you in such a state of grace.
Bellamy Young: Speaks to empower women: “Truth transcends beauty"
Operation Blankets of Love is an award-winning non-profit 501(c)3 public charity. That collect, transport and distribute recycled and new pet-related items to comfort stray, sick, neglected and abused homeless animals in shelters, rescue groups, sanctuaries and foster groups.
Safe Place for Youth Mission: To inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. The program prioritizes low barriers for entry, harm-reduction, a trauma-informed approach, and the provision of a safe, supportive environment. [video]
I’m a big believer in doing random acts of kindness
I think it is the highest privilege to be a catalyst that sort of ripples out goodness in the world. Because I think it all matters. Whether it’s tiny little bits of kindness or large, grand acts of kindness – it matters. There are a million silent soldiers out there and everybody does what they can, when they can.
Bellamy Young: Animals, Veganism and Random Acts of Kindness
The Humane Society The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization. We advocate for better laws to protect animals; conduct campaigns to reform industries; provide animal rescue and emergency response; investigate cases of animal cruelty; and care for animals through our sanctuaries and wildlife rehabilitation centers, emergency shelters and clinics.
Shelter Pet Project is the result of a collaborative effort between two leading animal welfare groups, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund, and the leading producer of public service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad Council. Our goal is to make shelters the first place potential adopters turn when looking to get a new pet, ensuring that all healthy and treatable pets find loving homes. We do this by breaking down misconceptions surrounding shelter pets and communicating that “A person is the best thing to happen to a shelter pet. Be that person. Adopt.” [video]
Kitten Rescue Kitten Rescue was founded in the spring of 1997 and has grown to become one of the largest and most respected animal welfare groups in Los Angeles. We are a non-profit, totally volunteer run organization devoted to finding loving new homes for unwanted cats and kittens. Kitten Rescue volunteers place approximately 1,000 cats and kittens into new homes every year. Since its inception, Kitten Rescue has rescued and placed over 10,000 cats into loving homes.
Bellamy Young's Album Far Away So Close
available on iTunes
A Wrinkle In Time
In theaters March 9th
Scandal Series Finale
ABC Scandal Series Finale
airs April 19th