When I was 6 I remember an older boy putting my head down the toilet and flushing it, being tied to a tree and food thrown at me, lunch stolen, beaten and picked on everyday until I was about 10. I then became the bully which from my understanding at that time was a way to stand up for myself. When I was 12 I started to realise I was in the wrong and stopped, once I got to high school it got worse. Teachers never listened I was expelled from school for drugs that was planted in my bag from a group of girls who picked on me everyday. I became angry and distant towards everyone and retaliated in a violent matter only to be looked upon as the one who had issues and was put into juvi for my actions. It has taken me years to move on from this and at 24yrs old it is only recently that I have found the only way for me to get over this is to forgive and try to forget. I want to make a difference and make sure the next generation know they're not alone and have people to go to for support when they need it.
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