I was bullied in elementary school. so much so that I used to have stomach pains every morning before leaving my cousin used to defend me. I was too shy to defend myself. I always just wanted to fit in. later on when I got older I was picked on because I was a bit on the heavy side. I had nicknames like the beach ball. those things have stayed with me and I am still to this day at 47 very self conscious about how I look. I will never forget how humiliated and ashamed I felt every time they called me that in front of other people. I would put a smile on my face and pretend like it didn't bother me. I have a beautiful daughter now who also struggles with her weight. I pray all the time that she will not be the victim of people judging her based on only what they see on the outside. her junior high is very proactive against bullying however I am unsure if the high school is as advanced as this one. I fear for her all the time but I wonder sometimes if her fear is still just my fear coming out.
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