I was bullied starting in 6th grade because of something that I could not change, my height. Starting in 6th grade I was the tallest kid in school. At 5'11'' I stood out from the rest of the crowed. For three years in middle school I was brutally bullied to the point where there were times that I thought the only way to make it better was to no longer be around. I tried committing suicide three times by the beginning of 8th grade. When walking in the halls people would throw things at my head, because it was right there out in the open for everyone to see. At many times I would have water bottles thrown at my head, I had food thrown into my face, as I walked down the halls kids would push me into the walls as hard as they could. One boy pushed me so hard that my head smacked against the wall and it was so loud that it could be heard through class room doors. Over the course of the three years in middle school things got worse and worse, and yet no one would or could help me or make it stop. I thought that once I hit high school things would change. I was wrong my freshman and sophomore year things were just as they were in middle school. There was still the name calling, the pushing and shoving and the things being thrown at my head. 6 years later being a Student at the University of Arizona getting my BA in Psychology I have one major goal, and that is to take a stand against bullying and to be one of many to make this epidemic stop, for good. I have grown to be stronger, prouder, and have grown to be the person that I am today by experiencing what I did in middle school and High School. I am proud to say I am a tall 6'2 beautiful woman, who no longer fears her height but expresses it in any way that I can. My one piece of advice for anyone who is bullied, dont give up, stay strong and know that there are people out there who love you, care about you, and who are wanting and willing to do anything to prove it.
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