Ever since my years in Elementary school I've been picked on by people, or what they thought was picking on me. Although I am not gay, being that I have different interests than most males have and I had a lot of female friends I was always labeled "Gay". For YEARS and I mean YEARS (7+) I've been called Gay, Faggot, Homo etc. For my race (Black) I've been called the N word multiple times as well. I'm here to tell EVERYBODY that you CANNOT let words break you. After years and years of ridicule and being emotional, I finally stopped and told myself no more. If you let people take a hold of your mind mentally then physically, emotionally and spiritually you will fall apart. If the words they say are not true, they can't old power over you. "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me" is false, words can hurt like shit but you can't let them. To this day I stick up for myself and others if I hear something that isn't right. I can't stand the sight or thought of a bully. Take a stand for yourself whether it be verbally (speak out against the bully or bullies) or physically (fight back if they touch you.) I'm here to support anybody who needs a voice.
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