My name is Alex I`m a girl but as a child I thought I was meant to be a boy. I later found out about what it meant to be transgender, gay, lesbian etc. I came out when I was 15 as a lesbian, but my story doesn`t start there. Im grade one I wanted to shave my head and have short hair, my amazing mother always knew I was gay and loved me no matter what and let me cut my hair. From then on I was bullied. I was called an it and he/she. I was also extremely thin due to genetics and called skinny, twig, gross, boney and more. This kind of name calling followed me throughout my school career. There were few time where I told and the bullying from one person stopped but there was always someone else at school or outside of school, and once I got to high school things got worse. I came out and among all the things I was bullied for before, being called a dyke, fag etc. was now added to the mix. By grade 12 I had very few friends and became depressed. I tired to kill myself, I suffered from self harm and began to hate life, thinking things would never change. I refused to let other people get to me. I became involved in anti-bullying acts at school, participated in an LGBTQ video to educate the public school system in my home town on bullying against LGBTQ youth. Now a days I get the odd rude remarks from ignorant people who are usually homophobic, but I'm not going to let anyone bring me down and I will never stop fighting to stop bullying. I'm now about to graduate from college as an Early Childhood Educator, and as huge influence on children at an early age my goal is to each acceptance of all, because once everyone see everyone as an equal no matter their color, sex, age, race etc. then there will be nothing to bully each other about. The change starts with you.
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