7th and 8th grade were a nightmare for me. I had long hair, listened to different music and dressed differently. I was constantly harassed, beaten up, and made fun of. It had gotten to a point where I didn't want to go to school anymore. The dean of the schools exact words were, "well if you look like that what do you expect?" It breaks my heart hearing stories of these poor kids, some of whom have taken their own lives just so they don't have to be bullied anymore. We need to make a stand, things need to change. Something has to be done, now.
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