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Southern Maryland featured in Anti-Bullying video

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Lexington Park, MD- Bullying affects everyone’s lives. Children and adults alike. Whether through face to face encounters or behind closed doors through digital means, it’s happened to all of us. You are not alone. That’s the theme behind a new Anti-Bullying video produced here in Southern Maryland.

Donald Holt, 24 of Lexington Park, is known as Tanvir Aloyouis through his social media networks. On August 9 he shared his latest YouTube production and it’s hitting close to home for many viewers.

“I was bullied in middle school. I have cousins who are dealing with bullying now. At the time, I felt alone and thought people didn’t understand what I was going through,” Holt shared. As he matured, he learned from the past. “I want everyone to know, they’re not alone.”

While still new to video editing, Holt’s has a passion for production. Many of his skills are self-taught. He’s currently enrolled at the University of Maryland University College where he’s seeking a degree in Business Management, with a minor in Communications. “I plan to obtain my master’s degree in Film and Video Production," Holt said.

Holt started his YouTube Channel, under the name Tanvir Aloyouis two years ago. “I would watch other YouTube channels and I found myself relating to them. I thought people might be going through the same things I went through and I thought maybe I could help someone out.”

Holt started on his latest project back in February. “I feel our world is filled with a lot of hate and negativity and I wanted to focus on spreading positivity and love.”

Holt said those who participated in the video were thrilled to be a part of it. He hopes the message spreads far and wide, “I hope it reaches anyone, any age, who feels like they’re alone so they know they’re not alone. We need to take the time to talk to each other.”

Reaction to the video is a positive one. “Many people hope it will be shared in local schools,” Holt noted. He has been asked to speak at the Back to School Anti-Bullying event at Chancellor’s Run Park in Great Mills Sept. 3.

“We’re so wrapped up in what society says we should look like and how we should act. I want people to know it’s OK to talk about things they’re going through. Speak up and love yourself.”



Contact Joy Shrum at j.shrum@thebaynet.com

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