I was a scared third grader who did not know how to stand up for herself. I was pushed around, make fun of, and I was called probably every single name in the books. Internalizing my feelings only made it worse, and as I entered middle school, I did the only thing that I thought would work. I bullied back. I'm not proud of that, but what I am proud of is my ability to say that as a future teacher, I am attempting to make the world a better place by teaching my students about bullying, how to prevent it, and what to do if they see it happening.
By writing some words below, you are showing your support and letting everyone know they're not alone.