When I first started getting bullied I was around 9 years old. My parents just got a divorce, I moved into a new town, new school, and a new house. I was the new girl in a school where everyone knew each other. My mom was a teacher at the school I started to attend. The kids pretended to be my friend, they would laugh at me, they would tell lies about me, and they told everyone that they hated me. Not only was life at school hell, but my life at home was not any better. My parents divorce was a very ugly one filled with restraining orders, court, and sometimes even abuse. It was hard to be at home and hard to be at school. It got so bad that at school that I stayed home at least once every week. I was so tired of hearing them call me names, whisper about me behind my back, and watch them all play games and exclude me. My teachers noticed that I never came to school, but never asked. I stayed home from school for a whole week once. The few friends that I had were only my friends when no one was around. I was alone. I felt like I was trapped in my life and all I wanted was a way out. I soon developed depression. I still have depression today. I no longer get bullied, but I do not have many friends. I have always felt alone. Like I do not belong. The reason I joined this project is because I want to help make others feel like they belong. No one should ever have to go through bullying.
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