CONTRIBUTERS

Celebrity Spokesperson

Jillian Rose Reed

Jillian is most recognized and beloved as Tamara in MTV’s “Awkward” and Simone on “Weeds.” She has appeared on several TV shows such as “Jessie,” “Hung”, “Lucifer”, “The Middle,” and much more. She was recently brought on to host “Present Tense with Jillian Rose Reed”, a web series by Maker Studios and Morgan Spurlock’s company, Warrior Poets.  Every episode dives in head first to a different social issued facing Millennials. Presently, Jillian can be heard as the voice of Naomi on Disney’s animated TV series, Elena of Avalor.

Reed is also a full-time young actors coach and lifestyle blogger. Her ongoing support of Breaking The Chains Foundation as a Board Member and Celebrity Spokesperson includes featured pieces in several media outlets, events, and programs.  She has participated in interviews and promos speaking out on behalf of Breaking the Chains, including Megan McCain’s “Take Part Live,” MTV ACT, Bello magazine, Glitter magazine, IAMM magazine, Pop Sugar, Whosay, and Huffington Post to name a few.  Most recently, Reed was a contestant on the Buzzfeed Game Show, “Outside Your Bubble” playing on the behalf of BTCF.

In April, 2016 Jillian represented Breaking the Chains Foundation at the 20th Anniversary Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards. Jillian’s personal approach, talent, charisma and giving heart have been at the forefront of Breaking the Chains, encouraging and urging others to change the face of eating disorders by changing the conversation. Now, with an online reach of almost 1 million, an active blog, and an Instagram she uses to promote self-love, Jillian has learned how to take all the negative that comes with social media, and turn it into a positive! Jillian created a 45-minute Interactive Seminar, “How To Love Yourselfie”, which will talk to young people about self-love, body confidence, shaking off internet trolls, and how to live your best life both on and off the internet!

http://jillianrosereed.net/

Celebrity Ambassadors

Carolyn Hennesy

On television, Emmy Award winning actress, Carolyn Hennesy has dazzled as the deliciously vicious “Penelope Ellis” on ABC’s critically acclaimed series REVENGE.  She also joined the cast for the fifth season of the sleek vampires-meet-world saga, TRUE BLOOD, and fast became a fan favorite as Rosalyn, the ageless vamp with a Texas twang.  Prior to REVNEGE and TRUE BLOOD, Hennesy was best known for her memorable work as “Barb” on ABC’s COUGAR TOWN and for her Emmy nominated work as “Diane Miller” on ABC’s GENERAL HOSPITAL.

She has also guest starred on a longest of prime-time favorites including, CHAMPIONS, NCIS, THE COOL KIDS, THE MINDY PROJECT, and LIZA ON DEMAND.  Kids across America know her as the hilariously haughty Mrs. Chesterfield on Disney Channel’s JESSIE.  On the big screen, Hennesy’s credits include CLICK, LEGALLY BLONDE 2, and TERMINATOR 3.  She stars in the recently released horror film, ST. AGATHA and soon-to-be released comedy SWING OF THINGS.  Most recently, she’s starred in BTS online series BUSINESS DOING PLEASURE, TWO SENTENCE HORROR STORIES for Time/Warner’s new streaming channel and on THE BAY for Amazon Prime in the role of Karen Blackwell, for which she received her Emmy and a 2016 Indie Series Award.

Hennesy received her training at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.  Her razor-sharp comedic timing was hones as a member of The Groundling’s Sunday Company in in ACME Theatre’s main company.  Hennesy has appeared in over a hundred stage productions worldwide, most recently and to great acclaim as “Maria Callas” in Terrence McNally’s MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre for which she received the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award for “Best Actress in A Play” for the entirety of Los Angeles, 2017-18.  Among other accolades, the LA Drama Critics Circle has distinguished her with a Natalie Schafer Award and the LA Stage Alliance honored her with her first Ovation for THE FAN MAROO.

For the past two years, Hennesy has hosted the red-carpet reception for the Daytime Emmy Awards for NATAS, FB, and nearly all social media platforms.  Hennesy’s creative endeavors also include a successful career as a writer; she created the wildly popular “Pandora” (Bloomsbury USA) children’s book series and penned the New York Times Bestseller – “The Secret Life of Damian Spinelli” (Hyperion).  When not on set, Hennesy is privileged to lend her time to a number of causes but she focuses on veteran affairs and particularly animal rescue, preservation, conservation and advocacy with her online podcast, “Animal Magnetism” on www.ubnradio.com.  On January 2nd 2017, Hennesy crossed something off of her relatively short bucket list”  she rode  float (Lucy Pet Foundation) in the Tournament of Roses Parade.  Now she simply has to go into space (difficult) and fly over Disneyland as Tinkerbell to set off the fireworks (impossible).  She lives in her native Los Angeles with four dogs and one cat, rescues all, and in what spare time is left, she flies trapeze.  Seriously.

Nikki has worked in film and television for over 30 years starting as a Mouseketeer on “The New Mickey Mouse Club” to more recently the critically acclaimed, People Choice Award Winning comedy “Awkward.” Over the years, she has racked up a long list of TV credits such as MAD MEN, GREY’S ANATOMY, THE RINGER, SIRENS, NCIS, CRIMINAL MINDS, MAJOR CRIMES and much more.  Nikki is a regular on the Hallmark network leading some of their highest rated movies of all time (A DREAM OF CHRISTMAS and SAFE AT HOME). As well as guest co-hosting their popular daytime talk show HOME AND FAMILY.  In the world of film, she has starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS, Matthew Modine in THE TRIAL, Ray Liotta in THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS, and in Frederic Berthe’s comedy HOLLYWOO. Nikki also spent years of her life on the stage as a recording artist for record companies RCA and BMG.

Nikki DeLoach

Brooke Lewis

Brooke Lewis is a multi-award-winning Actress, Producer, Author, Board Certified Life Coach and Dating Expert. She has done writing, speaking and TV segments in media such as CBS2 KCAL9 Los Angeles, San Diego Living CW6, CBS 8 Las Vegas Now, Fox 5 Vegas, AM Buffalo, FOX 29 Philadelphia, John Kerwin Live, AfterBuzz TV, Pop Trigger TV, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered, Huffington Post, She Knows, Your Tango, Her Campus, Girls Life, Woman’s Day, Female First and Meet Mindful. She authored her life, love, dating and empowerment book Coaching From A Professed Hot Mess to support people in embracing their “perfect” imperfections. She was the Creator and Host of the award-winning talk show and web series Ms. Vampy’s Tween Tawk, Teen Tawk & In Between Tawk, which was followed by her book Ms. Vampy’s Teen Tawk: There’s A Lotta Power In Ya Choices, published for teen girls. Brooke is also known as the sassy Co-host on the dating talk show Breaking Dating. She has empowered teens, women and men around the world, giving them knowledge they can use in their everyday lives and giving them the confidence they need to go after their dreams. Her motto is…BE FEARLESS!

Mollee is a triple threat performer: she is an incredible dancer, actor and also a strong singer. Mollee starred in DISNEY’s TEEN BEACH 1 and 2, and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3 as well as being the Top 8 finalist and fan-favorite on season 6, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.   She also appeared on the shows BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER and AUSTIN & ALLY. Additional credits include the action thrillers DOUBLE DADDY and SOUTH 32, the latter which won the “Best Thriller” award at the Los Angeles IFS Film Fest. Based in Los Angeles, her most recent feature was A NIGHT TO REGRET which aired on Lifetime.

Mollee has become a beloved role model to her fans, earning her two nominations for “Favorite Dance Idol” and “Favorite Dancer on TV/Film” at last year’s KARtv Dance Awards. Additionally, she continues to tour internationally teaching master classes and dance workshops. Her dynamic ability to reach out and aide others in bringing forth their truest potential and their inner most spirit is contagious. Breaking the Chains Foundation is thrilled to have her as a Celebrity Ambassador.

Mollee Gray

Courtney Hope

Courtney Hope is an actress, model, fitness enthusiast, and philanthropist.  She believes in the power of human connection and empathetic healing through honesty, broadening perspective and artistry. She stars as ‘Sally Spectra’ on the long-running CBS Series The Bold And The Beautiful, having been part of the cast the last two years.  Outside of show, Courtney currently voices the lead character ‘Jesse’ in upcoming video game CONTROL, set for release later in 2019 by Remedy Entertainment.

Beyond Bold, Courtney’s acting career has flourished both on the small screen and big screen. On television, her guest roles include acclaimed shows such as Transparent, Bones, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS, Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Grey’s Anatomy, Joan of Arcadia, Quantum Break, and Walker, Texas Ranger.  As a film actress, Courtney’s credits include Allegiant (Naiomi Watts, Zoë Kravitz, Ray Stevenson, Janet McTeer), A Friend’s Obsession (Kayla Ewell), Swelter (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Prowl (Josh Bowman), Displacement, Mob Rules, and Revan.

Courtney has expanded into the medium of video games, transitioning her acting skills to voice for titles like Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Eternal Throne (Published by Electronic Arts) and Quantum Break (published by Microsoft Studios).  The latter game [Quantum Break] was based on the sci-fi of the same title, in which she reprised her role as the female lead, ‘Beth Wilder.’

Born in Michigan, raised in Plano Texas, Courtney now calls in Los Angeles her home. She is an avid fitness lover, focusing on health and wellness, dance, Pilates, kickboxing and yoga.  She has been a certified Cardio Barre, Pilates and Piloxing instructor for 8 years, and loves to teach at her local studios, when her schedule allows.  Courtney enjoys writing, creating positive conversations, photography, painting, hanging out with family and friends, listening to music, and studies psychology and motivational speaking.  She enjoys nothing more than hiking with her dogs Stevie, named after Stevie Nicks, Bella and Bentley.

Artist Ambassador

Serena Laurel

Serena Laurel is an actress, singer-songwriter, brand influencer, and model. She is best known for her lead role in the feature film SUMMERTIME DROPOUTS with Quinton Aaron from the BLINDSIDE with a release in the summer of 2019. This summer Serena partnered with Coca-Cola’s PEACE TEA brand as a member of their PEACE TEA{m} spreading kindness encouraging #RandomerActsofKindness. She is a series regular role in TV series NC-16. She just wrapped the horror film NASTY HABITS where she plays the lead Georgia Dean. Also known for and is the lead in BIRD SONG, a GOT fantasy film. Serena co-stars in the Brat TV series TOTAL ECLIPSE and is the star of her own series RECORD RANT. She has a supporting role in the short film IT’S JUST A STORY and in the award-winning film PHOENIX SONG.  Brand partnerships include Kollectin, Bare Minerals, Speechless Dress, STSblues, and Luxury Scent Box just to name a few. As a singer-songwriter, her single HOLD ON is out while currently working in the studio on her full EP. Serena headlines with her own set of originals in SOCAL at the Whisky Go Go, House of Blues, Roxy, The Hotel Cafe and appears at the State Social House residency monthly on Sunset Blvd. She models for print, magazines and walks at LA Fashion Week. Hosts for Red Carpet Report TV. As her way of giving back, Serena uses her creative musical talents to spread kindness and mentor others as an artist ambassador for Breaking the Chains Foundation, promoting creative arts healing for those recovering from eating disorders.

Celebritiy Contributors

Artist Contributors

Like many artists Amy discovered her passion for creativity when she was just a child, and as an adult she has channeled that passion into a successful business as a professional photographer. From 2004-2012 she worked in the film industry shooting movie stills, movie posters, and actors headshots and got to work with many notable celebrities including: Forest Whitaker, Eddie Redmayne, Jessica Biel, Sanaa Lathan, James Maslow, and Ray Liotta. (To name a few.)

In 2012, after much consideration, she made the choice to change the direction of her career and focus on commercial and editorial photography.  In 2015 she earned her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Brooks Institute and had the honor of being Valedictorian and graduating Summa cum Laude.

With her newfound focus and direction in interiors and architectural photography, Amy has very quickly gained recognition in this domain and has already had her work published in world renowned publications including: Architectural Digest, Milieu Magazine, and Rizzoli Books (Just to name a few.)

Her decision to contribute her time to Breaking The Chains Foundation is due to her own history with an eating disorder, which she has successfully overcome.  She wants to encourage those who are suffering to speak up and reach out for assistance in order to prevail over their own challenges.  No one is alone in this and BTCF has a supportive and far-reaching network of services and tools to help those in need.  We are all in this together.

http://www.amybarnardphotography.com/

Amy Barnard

Kenneth Mader is an award-winning Writer and Filmmaker, recently named one of the “Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World” in the book by Action On Film’s Del Weston.

His latest feature film Displacement enjoyed a multi-city U.S. theatrical release, was acquired by A+E Networks for a World Broadcast Premiere on the Lifetime Movie Network in the U.S. and internationally as a Lifetime Original Movie, was curated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inclusion in their historical Margaret Herrick Library, received critical acclaim in the press along with numerous award wins on the film festival circuit, and is now available on DVD and VOD worldwide.

His first novel Afterlife which he co-wrote with acclaimed author J.K. Ishaya, will be published by Zimbell House for release in hardcover, paperback, and ebook in early 2020. It is inspired by his award-winning short film Passing Darkness with a story and characters developed over the past decade with co-creators Debra and Gerald Hopkins. It is the first in a series of urban fantasy novels entitled The Arcadia Chronicles, with books two and three already in process.

He is also writing the novelization of his award-winning screenplay Deep Focus while simultaneously packaging and securing production financing for that feature film.

His first feature Carnivore was released by 20th Century Fox with a broadcast premiere on the SyFy Channel, where it played in rotation for a full year. It also achieved much success on pay-per-view and VOD as well as internationally including Germany, and has become a virtual cult classic, recently re-released for Halloween on Amazon Prime, Xfinity, and other platforms.

He has written and directed over twenty short films earning numerous awards and honors, has experience on hit television series’ and studio motion pictures, and has been nominated for both the NBC Universal and HBO/DGA Directing Fellowships.

As a writer he’s had development deals with companies such as Shoreline Entertainment, took home Best Feature Screenplay and Excellence in the Craft of the Written Word honors at the AOF Written Word Awards among others, and is a founding member and former President of the Chicago Screenwriters Network, co-founded along with television writer-showrunner Edward Allen Bernero.

He was born and raised in Chicago where he began his film career as a young production assistant and visual effects artist, moving to Los Angeles in 2001 after securing distribution for his first feature film. He has made his living in L.A. as a writer and filmmaker ever since. He is also an award-winning Cinematographer, Editor, and Colorist.

Kenneth Mader

Sponsor Contributers

Glitter Magazine #SelfLoveCampaign

Glitter Magazine

Glitter Magazine

In an effort to spread awareness about the importance of a positive self-image, GlitterMagazine launched a global campaign called #SelfLoveCampaign© Glitter has invitedcelebrities and real people to join the movement by sharing what self-love means tothem. #SelfLoveCampaign© is raising money for various charities including I AM THATGIRL and partnered with Breaking the Chains to bring recovery from eating disorders,through the promotion of self-love.

#SelfLoveCampaign© has reached over 200 million people with hundreds of celebsincluded. Celebs on our campaign include talent from ABC, NBC, MTV, FOX, DISNEY,NICKELODEON, HOLLYWOOD RECORDS, ATLANTIC RECORDS, LIFETIME, CBS, andFREEFROM/ABC FAMILY to name a few. Some celebs we have on the campaign includeKat McNamara, Rydel Lynch, Kelli Berglund, Kelsea Ballerini, Cody Simpson, Alli Simpson,Sanaa Lathan, Bob Proctor, Arden Cho, Coco Jones, Mollee Gray, Dove Cameron, RyanMcCartan, Jillian Rose Reed, Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony, Skylar Stecker, China AnnMcClain, Asia Monet Ray + Jessica Maria Garcia, Nia Sioux, the world’s number #1 Vinerwith 100 BILLION LOOPS, Lele Pons and hundreds more that have requested to join in.Glitter’s #SelfloveCampaign© with all of our celebrities involved launched FEB 2015, hasreached over 200 million combined and is now inspiring brands and celebs inentertainment to start talking about self-worth, self-love and a positive body image.

Nine months after our launch, Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself released and trended, as didHailee Steinfeld’s Love Myself single in September. This topic inspires the nation andconnects brands to a successful celebrity campaign and promotion.

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