I have been bullied for as long as I can remember, but no bullying situation could have been worse for me than when I was in middle school. I was teased to no end on how I looked, how I dressed, even to the music I listened to. I was called "EMO", "GOTH", "CUTTER", then rumors went around that I was doing witch craft and that I worshiped the devil. I didn't know how to deal with the pain, so I would self harm thinking that my problems would go away. Then in my darkest hour of life, I decided to plan out my suicide. Thankfully my teacher heard me crying before I did anything and said that it was time I should get some help. I got help the next day and began to feel better, little by little. Although I was getting better at my depression I still felt as if no one really understood why I felt the way I did. I was being bullied because I wanted to be my self; I liked the way I looked; I liked the way I was, but others didn't. I decided to turn to music as a way of helping me and as hard it is to believe, it did work. I found this amazing band called Black Veil Brides that understood how I felt and what I was going through. Their music stood for believing in yourself and to be happy that you are different. From then on I started to feel as if I had been reborn; a fresh start from all that I went through. I felt more confident in my self and I began to take all of the negative things being said to me much more easier. I no longer put up with bullying, I try different things at school to show people that bullying is wrong and to not be a bystander. I am proud that I am still living today and that I can help people against bullying in any way that I can. And as corny as this sounds, but I am proud to say that I am apart of the BVB ARMY. Without the music of my favorite band I would still have doubt in myself to be who I am. My name is Jacklyn and I overcame bullying.
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