X-Factor’-judge and former Disney star Demi Lovato, like many of us, has battled bullies growing up. Demi also struggled with mental health issues two years ago, which included both an eating disorder and cutting. Now she has a new title that will allow her to help teens who face similar issues.

Last Thursday morning, Demi surprised students at New York City’s Young Women’s Leadership School to discuss the program and ways that they can have a “drama-free” school year. One of the ideas put forth by the “Mean Stinks” campaign is for young women to make a “pinky-swear” pledge to not bully their peers, and as a reminder of that promise, to wear blue nail polish on their pinky fingers. Demi Lovato and the Secret hopes that other girls will become curious about the unusual nail polish design and once they hear about the pledge, will also decide to take part in the campaign as well.

Lovato also revealed that she too will be wearing the blue pinky nail polish in the hopes that it will be both a conversation starter and an inspiration for young women everywhere; to show them that they can make a positive change in the lives of others.

I've got my pinky swear on...do you?

Trisha Berry