I never really had to deal with bullying in my life. I'm beyond grateful and blessed for that. There was one instance in middle school where a boy made me cry for no reason. I was lucky. I had an older sister that was one grade above me. She was popular, didn't take anything from anyone and always stood up for others. She stood up for me & the boy never spoke to me, let alone messed with me, again. In that time I realized I had a bit of trouble standing up for myself and dealing with my own confrontation. Thankfully, I wasn't afraid to stand up for others. I remember going through elementary, hand-in-hand with my best friends, always standing up against bullies. In Freshman gym, during flag football, I remember playing very aggressively against a group of girls that were intentionally trying to hurt the smaller members on my team. One of the bullies said I was good and asked why I didn't just play on their team. I told her there needed to be someone to help keep the other girls safe from people like them. She respected that and walked away. We need to stand up for others and teach both children and adults to stand up for others.
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