“Great to be Different” was a song written by Forest Rain in August of 2012, inspired by a letter he received while at Bronycon. It served as an anthem for anyone who was misunderstood, or considered strange; Anyone who felt different.
Shortly after the release of the song, Forest Rain created a community project to celebrate how everyone was different: a music video, set to the song, with pictures, audio clips, and video from the community. It premiered at Canterlot Gardens in September of 2012.
In the process of creating the video, Forest received a ton of personal stories, as well as some pictures and other media that didn’t make it into the final video. He felt that he somehow needed to do justice to all the people that took time to send him heart-felt snippets of their lives, and so he created GreatToBeDifferent.com.
This website is here to celebrate our differences, share our stories, and inspire others.
We may be different– but we don’t have to be alone.