When I was a high school freshman, I was a transferee. I was full of expectations but I never thought it would happen to me. ALL OF THE BOYS IN THE CLASSROOM started to make fun of me by dubbing me "virus" because my hair smelled really unpleasant and I had a lot of white hair. That meant that everybody shouldn't come near me or they'll strongly express their disgust openly to me. They scrammed away when I passed by them. They refused to sit beside/near me so that they wouldn't be "strained" by the "virus" of the school. They humiliated me every second of the day and even humiliated me in front of all high school students during assemblies. It just paralyzed everything about me - my emotions, my spirit, everything. Even the "nicest" kids laughed at me. So sometimes I thought (even up until now that I'm turning 30) that maybe it was OKAY to treat me like that.. because even the harmless kids thought I was an object of fun and disgust. Up until now I still remember those distant events almost every day - an effect on me as an adult.
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