I was bullied a lot as a kid, from about 3rd grade to 7th grade because I was tall and overweight. My mom is obese and so is my brother, so in my family it kind of seemed normal. Sometimes the bullying got so bad I would skip school, pretending to be sick, because I was scared. In 7th/8th grade I became anorexic, and I lost almost 35 pounds. I became more confidant and I started hanging out with more kids and life was better than ever. Then things got really bad in 9th grade and I started cutting myself.
No kid should ever be scared to go to school, or to be courageous. It isn't fair, and it isn't right. And to everyone reading this, hurting yourself makes things worse, not better, so don't even think about it. Know that you're loved and that you matter! :) <3
By writing some words below, you are showing your support and letting everyone know they're not alone.