I'm sharing this in hopes it can help someone. My bullying started in my first elementary school when I was in 2nd grade by my teacher who would call me names like stupid and wouldn't let me go to the bathroom one day so when I had an accident and all the kids made fun of me. She called me even more names and basically told me I was a stupid useless child. I moved to a new elementary school in the same town and the kids would call me ugly and tell me no one liked me. That went on until I moved to a new town three hours away which the bullying was then about my clothes and what I ate and one day it was because I was dancing on my way to recess. In middle school I got nicknames like garbage can and cinnastick and the kids would call me fat and ugly and tell me to go kill myself because no one liked me. In high school 9th grade it got as bad as the girls telling me I was a stupid skank and I had these pants I loved with a zebra pattern on the thighs, which they called ugly and they called me cum angel and on a daily basis they would tell me I was worthless. One girl even went as far as telling the principal I stole her backpack when she had left it at a friends and I got in trouble for it. I would tell teachers, counselors and they never did anything. I was put in homeschool for tenth and 11th it got so bad but when we moved out of state in 12th I went back to regular high school and I would get bullied for being from California. I was there for a week and they would say things like oh California would know or oh California thinks she's so great. Once we moved back to Cali I refuse to go back to regular school and finished my year in an adult education program. It took away my self confidence mostly but it also made it so anything someone says to me I take in a negative manner. Just the other day I told my brother I feel like the joke of my family. Plus it doesn't help when you're judged for what you eat or what you wear or what you do to your own body by your family. It's hard to believe in yourself when others have constantly told you you're no good. It's a daily struggle for me but I'm continuing to try and believe in myself and I read Staying Strong 365 days a year and it's helped me a lot to just be who I am and to not worry about what others think of me. Hopefully one day we can stomp out bullying so no one has to endure the pain it causes.
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