When I was younger many kids called me a beaver or a squirrel because I had a gap in my teeth. It continued even through high school where I thought there was a higher maturity level. People made groups about me on MySpace with photos of squirrels titled "Kim the squirrel" and people posted about how gross I was because I had a gap. In high school one boy would spit at me and tell everyone not to talk to me. At one point they even set up a "joke" where this kid tried to force me to do sexual things with him. It was tough but I had people who store up for me. Knowing that someone had my back and cared enough to speak up when I couldn't inspired me to do the same. I know how bad it hurts and I've been down the path of suicidal thoughts. I will no longer remain silent. I will speak up not only for myself but for others when haven't found their voice yet.
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