Sexual assault is a horrible and difficult thing to go through. However, what is even harder is being bullied because of it. Being called names, being told that I can't ever tell my story. Being told that that made me worthless. Walking down the hallways in school and having guys trying to touch you because that's just what they think is okay now. It's easy to ignore someone else's feelings when you have never been through what they have been through. I started cyber school due to the bullying. It's hard when the thing that broke you down more than anything in the world is constantly used to hurt you by friends and even family at times. It's hard to know that NO ONE is on your side. It's hard to live with yourself after awhile. I attempted suicide a few times, but then, I realized something. I'm an honors student. I can do ANYTHING in life, and where will they all be? In and out of prison? Working in fast food restaurants? Why would I let someone bring me down even lower than them when I have so much more potential? So yes, I am alone. I don't have many friends, and I don't trust the friends that I do have. But I have a future. And because of bullying, that was almost taken away from me. I hope one day, everyone understands what I went through and regret it when they see me making something of myself.
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