All throughout grade school and middle school I was bullied. I went to a private school from Kindergarten to 5th grade and while there I didn't have many friends and didn't do so well in school. One kid in my class started picking on me and when I would tell the principal she would just scoff it off saying that I was making it up and that the kid who was bullying me was a big teddy bear. I was always picked last even among my soccer team mates, balls were thrown at my face on purpose, kids would kick me, chalk board erasers were thrown at me, and when we started to learn about world war two and the holocaust I was called a Nazi to my face because I have blonde hair and blue eyes and I'm part German. Finally it got to the point where I didn't want to go to school. Not only did everyone in my grade start making fun of me, but so did my teacher. My mom would go to the school and ask for help and no one would. In the spring of my 5th grade year, my parents divorced and I was told we were moving. As soon as school got word of my parents divorce I became a bigger target to bullies because divorce in the Catholic church is seen as a break of a promise you made to God. The bullying increased and I would stay inside and hide during recess. In the fall, my mom moved with my younger sister and I and we started attending a public school. Not only were my sister and I no longer in the same building, but we didn't see each other throughout the day. I was bullied at my new school for being a bible freak and my sister was bullied because she had a lisp. At lunch kids made fun of me because I would say a prayer before eating and finnaly I stopped just so they would stop taunting me. My only escape was soccer and hers was softball. In the 7th grade I was suspended from school because apparently I had sent something out on the computer when someone had hacked into my account. In 8th grade I came back to kids calling me a cutter, a whore, and a fat ass. A rumor had started around town that I had 4 STDs that I had gotten from sleeping around with so many people. I told the school and finally my bullies started to back off. I became more involved in bully out reach programs at my school to stop bullying if it was seen around the school. My sister continued to be bullied through school and I always stood up for her because I had been in the same situation. The bullying stopped till high school and when it started back up I started to form anorexia and bulimia so people would stop making fun of my weight. By the middle of junior year depression started to set in and I started having suicidal thoughts. I felt so lost and didn't think there was anywhere for me to go or anyone to talk to. Thankfully though, I had a great friend group who stood behind me and went with me to talk to the principal and my counselor about everything that was going on. The school called an assembly for a presentation on bullying and I got to voice my opinion on what the school should do after being bullied for so many years. I am still voicing my opinion and wanting all bullying to stop everywhere around the world.
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