My Name is Amanda Todd is a JUNO Award-winning orchestral work composed by Jocelyn Morlock. Amanda Todd was a vibrant 15-year-old from Port Coquitlam, British Columbia who loved singing and expressing herself through music. Amanda Todd tragically took her life on October 10, 2012 after suffering for years from cyber abuse, harassment and bullying at school. Amanda posted a poignant video on YouTube, using a series of flash cards, speaking out against bullying and sharing her story. The message of hope, empathy and tolerance she expressed in her video has since caused a worldwide groundswell of support, and is now being used by educators and parents to support anti-bullying measures. Carol Todd, Amanda’s mother, continues to spread Amanda’s message through The Amanda Todd Legacy. (World premiere May 19, 2016). Duration 12 minutes.
The Amanda Todd Legacy is a non-profit society founded by Carol Todd that focuses on awareness and the well-being of individuals with respect to preventions and awareness relating to bullying, cyber abuse and internet safety as well as resources and education that encourage mental wellness and healthy living.Learn more in the program notes ›
“Amanda loved music, and found her voice through music, art and multi-media. We believe this performance will inspire hope, and is a message about humanity and how we must treat each other to be better people.”Carol Todd, Amanda's mother