I was six years old when I was bullied for the first time. At first, it was just a fat joke, or a comment about what I was wearing. After a few months, it became even more. Now, I am in grade eight, and I have had the hardest time with bullies for the past eight years. I've been taunted and teased my entire life. I've been through things ranging from mean comments to beat downs to death threats. I have had my coat flushed down the toilet multiple times, and have had yogurt cups thrown at me. I have had guys offer me money to do certain things because of nasty rumors going around the school. I don't know what I did to deserve this. I was even hospitalized for self harming. I've attempted three times, and I still continue to cut. I've been to four different schools, and at three of them I've been bullied. My last transfer was three weeks ago. At this new school, I actually found people I can relate to. No one bullies anyone, and everyone seems to get along. I am currently raising money for a kids help phone walk, just because I know how hard it is for some people. I just finished watching the BULLY documentary about fifteen minutes ago, and it inspired me to make a change in my community. I promise, I will do anything it takes to make a difference with this campaign. And to all of you who have been bullied, stay strong. I know it's hard now, but trust me, it will get better.
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