Over the course of three and a half years, 16-year-old student and burgeoning actress Corey Taylor Millington had saved up enough money to buy a car. But before she could even test-drive one, she decided to put her savings toward something else—her own radio show.
For the past six months, Millington, a student at Northwest Career and Technical Academy, has hosted teen talk show Corey Taylor Talks, focused on anti-bullying. A victim of bullying herself, Millington says, “I want to bring people up, not bring them down.” She still deals with bullies sometimes, but she’s dedicated to helping her peers get above and beyond schoolyard harassment.
Between acting (her first passion), school and her radio show, it hardly seems like Millington has time to be a normal teen, but the ardent One Direction fan lives by the boy-band mantra, “Live While We’re Young” (it’s also her show’s theme song). “I don’t have a normal teen life, but I love my life,” Millington says. “I can use this radio show to help people. It’s a lot of work and it’s a lot of money, but I gotta try to do it.”
In her first six months she’s already covered topics including suicide prevention, driving and Internet safety, and has had Disney’s A.N.T. Farm star Jake Short on the show to talk about celebrating diversity. And when Millington isn’t on the air, she’s usually dreaming up new ways to tackle bullying. “That’s our main thing,” she says. “If we could just get bullying to end, the world would be a better place.”
Tune in to Corey Taylor Talks Thursday nights from 6-7 p.m. at vegasallnetradio.