Hi, I'm a 16 year old junior in high school and i am making the switch of public to independent studies due to bullying. I have always been teased because of my appearance at school. I am under 5 feet and am 16 years old. I have been teased for being short, wearing coke bottle glasses due to medical reasons, and countless other things I cannot help. I have been bullied not just based on my appearance but because of my religion and my interests also. I have been made fun of being a nerd and loving anime and being that nerd obsessed with Japan even though I'm American and am actually what people would call white. I'm teased because of my high morals, and my religion. I'm confronted by this everyday. So I made the decision of my life. I will no longer attend my high school. As a junior I decided i won't attend my senior year with the kids I've known since I was 5. I'm going to homeschool, that is the switch I made because of bullying. I would be teased so harshly I would go home weeping. The bullying I suffered was never physical but emotionally I am scarred. Yes I am that weird girl, that girl who would rather read by herself, that would rather watch anime than go to a dance, and that girl that crochets in a classroom because she finishes her work so fast. On the outside sure I have "friends" at school. They can be kind, but more so they hurt me. I have random people insult and bully me frequently. But when a person whom is supposedly your friend it hurts all the more. I am a freak, a nerd, a gloomy, and perhaps crazy girl but that's ok. I stand up to bullying because I don't want other people to ever feel this way or even worse. If we stand together we can do anything!
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