Today marks the end of #spreadsomeloveiosa, our week-long celebration of good deeds to better not only ourselves but the world. With love as our weapon we aimed to give, share, discover, teach, make, self-love and discuss. It may seem simple, just do one thing everyday after all doesn't everyone want to do good? But the hard reality is that it takes a lot of effort and perseverance to encourage others to participate.
I still believe small acts can make a difference and if this week we encouraged one person to donate to a charity, to try something new or to be kinder to themselves then I am proud of what we have achieved.
We are all linked by our love of books, and I have found that readers are imaginative, creative and are empathetic toward fellow humans. Often, a taste of ostracism early in life has encouraged us to be more compassionate as we grow up.
For London Loveiosa and other fan-led campaigns to succeed we need to recognise our own power, as strong individuals with voices that deserve to be heard. Just like the right book can demolish the profound loneliness of adolescence, a safe community can provide support when the world deals us an ugly hand.
To those who participated this week, I thank you so much. London Loveiosa will keep fighting evil.