Don't be an easy target! You're worth it!

I know the pain of bullying. As a child, I have many amazing memories, but sadly, there is also a dark chapter. A chapter full of mean kids, predators and even adult bullies that plagued me on and off in my youth. I have terrible memories of a big kid who used to walk the same way as my sister and I after school. We never provoked him, but He once grabbed my umbrella and popped me in the face with it, causing blood to spray out of my nose and all over my clothes. I didn't understand his attack, I felt helpless and terrified. He also followed us all the way home once and kicked in our front door. My mom wasn't home and we had no one to stop him. There were also girl bullies, who seemed to always have a rude comment or a threat of violence. Some followed through. I was raised to stand up for myself, so I would speak up and defend myself in anyway I can. I was terrified, but I couldn't let the injustice continue. I believed somewhere deep down that I was worth it.  I never wanted to fight with anyone. The fight always seemed to find me. As I got older, I realized that no matter what flaws I may have, no matter how big someone else is, I don't deserve to be victimized or harrassed and I will do everything in my power to put an end to it. Eventually, I became empowered. I fought back, bullies began to lose interest in fighting me because I wasn't an easy target. In the end, I was the one who would stand up for anyone I saw in my neighborhood being bullied. We all have to stick together! There will always be a person who is unhappy in their lives and can't cope, so they lash out. What we can do is fight back in anway we can. Talk to your parents, teachers, peers, support groups, the police, the bullies parents. NEVER stop talking about this. You are not weak for telling and eventually you will find someone who will care enough to help! You can ALWAYS start with me! I will always help you with a bully! Email me if you need me! KatSut1978@aol.com

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