Finding Hope Within Tragedy” – This project aims to bring Elle Holmes important message to the world through her music.
In May, 2014 a beautiful, talented 15 year old girl passed tragically and unexpectedly away. Just a few hours earlier the girl had been singing, laughing and catching grapes in her mouth with her family. A picture perfect scene – no one could have predicted the events that would unfold that evening, for behind the smiles and the songs, the girl had been haunted by a terrible and deadly secret. Unbeknownst to those closest to her, in the few short weeks before her death the girl had been fighting a silent and lonely battle, it was a battle that ultimately she would lose.
In September 2014 the ‘Mirror of Hope Foundation’ was established in Elle Holmes honor. The Mirror of Hope Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable company with a mission to highlight and reduce the suffering caused by self-harming and body dysmorphic disorders, especially to teenage girls. In particular we are focused on highlighting awareness of the inherent dangers behind the ‘pro-ana’ and ‘thinspiration’ communities, and of the phenomenon of self-harming.
The Organisation aims;
To highlight the risks of untreated and or unrecognised child and adolescent mental heath issues
To support the work of Papyrus ( link) and MAED ( link)
To educate parents, teachers and carers about the dangers of eating disorders body dysmorphism and thinspiration.
The first endeavour of the foundation has been the ‘Mirror Mirror’ Project. This project aims to both realize Elle’s dreams of attaining recognition for her music and delivering her important message.
Over the last two years various professionals have worked to bring life a composition that stayed true to Elle’s original yet was of a quality to reach a commercial audience with the intention of using the song and its accompanying video to raise awareness and for any profits to be used to support the organisations aims in reaching young people around the world with similar issues