This video allows you to see Chloe-Olivia closeup and in person. Meet the person behind the music.
Chloe-Olivia Gloston is an anti-bullying advocate, songwriter, pianist, singer, aspiring actress and motivational speaker who was born on May 3, 2004 in Dover, Delaware to John and Yvonne Gloston. At the age of three, Chloe began playing her keyboard with her feet. It was obvious that we needed to guide her in the direction of her God-ordained gifts and talent.
Chloe made the decision at the age of ten that she would use her musical gifts to turn her negative circumstances into positive opportunities to help inspire others who were being bullied. Chloe-Olivia was bullied from kindergarten to the beginning of 6th grade. She was kicked, slapped, and continuously unecessary blamed for things that she did not do. She was spit on, grabbed and pushed up against the wall by a teacher. She was told, “Back in the day you would have been my slave”, by a little Caucasian kid. She was also told that you should be a slave tied to a tree and whipped! We took her out of school toward the end of 4th grade and homeschooled her. She had been playing the piano since the age of 3. At the age of 9 Chloe started writing anti-bullying songs to deal with her feelings and wanted to spread the message through this venue. After writing her first song “THIS IS YOUR MOMENT” and going to many local back to school events here in Charlotte, she wanted to return to school to face her bullies. Thus, started her journey to spread the message from state to state about this cowardly act! As Chloe-Olivia returned to school for 5th grade, she refused to let her bullies win! Her voice was being heard throughout the school! Soon she was asked to write the 5th grade graduation song for the to sing at that event! She wrote this song in less than an hour! Chloe-Olivia had the responsibility of teaching her song to those who had bullied her in the past in preparation for graduation day. After a few rehearsals, her song could be heard throughout the 5th grade hall by students and teachers singing “I’M MOVING ON”. What an honor!
She is currently in the 7th grade and back on the honor roll and has had an amazing year looking forward to the 2016/2017 school year. Her songs can still be heard throughout the school by students singing “I’M MOVING ON” or her recently released single “I’M THE CRAZY KIND OF BEAUTIFUL” Chloe-Olivia has taken a negative situation and turned it into something inspirational and positive! She wants to encourage others with her story through song! To date she has written over 60 anti-bullying songs. It is an honor for her to still be here among the living because so many others succeeded at committing suicide! Her being here is evident that she did not commit or attempt suicide, but thoughts of suicide were present and very real as we recently found out. Chloe-Olivia stated “mom I did think about what it would be like not being here”. She would write on her desk with a dry eraser “NO ONE LIKES ME; I WANT TO DIE, I WISH I WERE DEAD”! I soon realized that suicide was not an option say’s Chloe-Olivia! We’re moving on beyond the bullying Let’s do this together! At the age of 11 she became the musician for her home church, Final Harvest Ministries International, Pastor Apostle Jonathan Richardson Charlotte, NC. She has received God into her life and is trusting God for all things. One of the biggest challenges right now in her life is forgiveness! Luke 6:37 (NIV) “Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven”.
Chloe-Olivia travels from state to state bringing awareness to those who bully and those who are bullied. Her speech includes her real deep emotional scars, pain, fear and the illness of her real life experiences of being bullied. It also includes how she bounced back to became a leader in her school and community. Chloe-Olivia is quickly becoming a household name around the world. One of her favorite scriptures is found in Acts 2:35, “until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet”. In her speech, Chloe-Olivia opens the eyes of the bullies to let them see how they really affect those they bully! Letting them know it’s not just the one person that you are bullying, but it’s the entire family, friends and community!