Plot / Description
At Burt’s Bees, we’re inspired by women who love their nature. Who turn their challenges into their greatest strengths. When Mandy Harvey lost her hearing at the age of 21, she could’ve lost her dream of being a singer, too. Instead, she invented a new way to sing. A reminder to love your nature from Burt’s Bees lipstick.
"#LOVEYOURNATURE - SILENCE"
Voiceover / Dialog / Script / Spoken Word
In life you have a lot of barriers and you have two choices. You can allow yourself to stay stuck and do nothing. Or you can find a way around and experience life. I started performing when I was about 4, and I was always the singer. But I had problems with my hearing, and so losing my hearing completely was always my biggest fear. When I was in music school I started noticing that I couldn't understand my teachers. Everything just got quieter and more muddled, and it just, poof, was gone. I lost all of my dreams. I've lost everything that made sense. I could have just stayed angry and fearful, but I made a choice to face my fears and find happiness again. I had to start small, so I wanted to find the notes. I started on a journey of feeling vibrations. Through the floor I can feel the drums. And the bass I can feel through my chest. And the high frequencies I feel on my skin. On my arms, on my face. I can't tell if you're playing lower or if it's just louder. So I just kinda want to look.
Pull back just a little.
Before I was terrified to actually sing in front of people, but losing my hearing was my biggest fear. So now I don't have that fear holding me back and I just enjoy singing. Now I feel the music like I'm a part of it, even though I can't hear it. And I love that about myself.
(Lyrics) So I will try
So I will try
If I would try
I love that about myself. - Mandy
A reminder to
Love Your Nature
from Burt's Bees lipstick