I am now 39. I am educated and have a professional life and live my life with honor and meaning. I am still healing and only now understanding how severe the impact of bullying was on my life from the ages of 10-14. In addition my father was a very respected and soft spoken wealthy business man in Central Vermont, but behind closed doors he was a bully. A dirty little secret only my mother and I knew about. I was severely physically and emotionally abused at Barre Town, Vermont Elementary school in the mid to late 1980s, and nothing was done about it. My story would have made a center piece in "Bully", it is one of the most severe bully stories I have heard. Yet trauma is measured by the individual and not by the event, trauma is trauma...IE bullying creates complex post traumatic stress disorder no matter the story!! I will post my entire story soon when I have time. Meanwhile I thank the film makers and brave brave children who let us see their story. And the adults (heros) who have stood up to protect children from what I believe is on par with child sex abuse, and physical child abuse. Because the results are the same on a person as they try to live normal lives after being abused! I made a small donation today to this project. If you can, please do!
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