Bullying for me began in high school. I am now 21 years old and after watching the movie it brought back so many memories. I chose to go to a school where I would know absolutely no one, but I believed it would be a nice change. In the 10th grade I made the dance team at my high school and was beyond happy. I was able to do the one thing I had such a passion for, Dance. Unfortunately girls never really took a liking to me. I always tried to be nice to everyone but it never seemed to make a difference. Girls that didn't even know me would call me horrible names and make up rumors all the time about me. It got to the point where the girls would follow me to my classes and taunt me and I was terrified. Through all of this my friends were no where to be found, they just stood in the background while I was going through this. They actually started to believe the rumors and would just not talk to me anymore. I felt so alone and on an out of town trip our dance team took I actually cut myself. My family was devastated yet thankful that I was still there. I am usually a really happy girl, but I had hit the lowest point in my life. I believe to this day that what I went through really just changed me. I am so guarded and don't like to let people in unless I have known them for a long time. Thankfully my Best Friend/Boyfriend has been there for me and is helping me. I have learned to say how I feel and learned to stick up for myself. Oh how I wish I could have done something differently, but I cant go back. All I can do is move forward and know I am stronger because of what I went through, and I want to make a difference in other peoples lives. I was alone and I don't want anyone to be alone through something as painful as bullying. Everyone needs to speak up because we can change the world.
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