My name is Marie. I'm 23 years old and I have been bullied most of my life. It started with people punching me on the bus since elementary school. Then in middle school it got worse with girls pulling on my clothes because of my small size, I was only able to fit into younger girl sizes. Boys calling me an "alien" because of how I looked back then. Because of bullying I did grew into a deep depression that was unknown to my family for years. I was going to take my life away in 8th grade because all I thought was... it's just going to get worse. But it didn't, I kept holding on to hope. I made sure I made a change. I got stronger by being around friends and family. High school rolled around, it was all different. I became wiser, made motivation talks to myself and made friends with upper classmates. I became more social. I found love in the most unreal event that is now a 6 (going on to 7) years relationship. Even though I still have depression today because of bullying, I refuse to seek treatment because I found better ways to fight back. Make friends who you know will be there through thick and thin, not ones who will drop you like a fly. Your going to go through some rough patches but always remember someone is there holding your hand with you the whole time. Your never alone. Now, I'm bully free and I'm teaching the kids I work with about bullying and how they can change it and help put an end. If you feel alone... just look the sky and breathe, someone is there for you even when you don't know it. Always have hope, happiness, strength and faith in yourself. You are stronger than you think. You will never know what can happen in the future if you just give up. We are all here for you!
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