Most of my life, from when i can remember, I was bullied. It started in elementary school because i wasnt a cool kid, i had a learning problem. All the girls in the school would make fun of me, call me names, hit me, ect. Once i go into middle school things got worse. I had something bad happen to me and the word got out, how i have no idea. Once it got out the rumors started, the name calling got worse and more nasty, the hits turned into punches and more. It hurt. My parents didnt know what to do because with everything i was going threw i started to rebel and do things to try to "fit in". So my parents sent me to live with my aunt and uncle in Arizona. That helped.... until school started. I went to a private school, but bullys are everywhere. These kids knew NOTHING about me and still called me names and we mean to me. i started to cut, and at the time it felt good, i knew it was wrong, but i felt like it was the only way to let it all go. After aobut a year of living with my aunt and uncle my mom and dad took me back to live with them in Las Vegas, Thats when things really went down hill. I was jumped more then once in a week for being a white girl, I would have things thrown at me, people (guys and girls would hit me, the rumors got worse then the ones before ect. I hated life. I stopped going to school. I tried to kill myself. But it didnt work. My parents put me into an institution thinking i was having some mental issues, but once i talked to the councilor there, they finally understood. They went to the school talked with the teachers i had and the dean, but they did nothing. This all continued until we moved to oregon, and it still happened, all because i was a new person with a not so rich family, i didnt wear name brand clothes, i looked different to them. Im now 21 years old, i have one friend, i have two kids, i have my family and thats it. I am scared to go out and try to make new friends because im scared of being hurt because no matter how old you are, you can still be bullied. If i had it my way, i would take every child, ever person who thinks its ok to bully others and i would sit them down and make them get to know the person they are bullying, Because maybe then they will see the real person and not who they THINK the person is. All because someone doesnt have nice clothes, looks different, has a learning problem ect. does NOT mean they deserve to be treated like a lesser human.
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