I am a 43 year old single mother of two. I was bullied by a fellow Gifted student that was from a wealthy home when I was in the third grade. This young girl called me fat and "white trash" and told me I didn't belong in the class. I dropped out of the gifted classes shortly after. Fact was I was smarter than her but I was over weight and my family was low income. Her words have followed me through out my life. I have self esteem issues and even now I can't help but see myself as "white trash". I have sabotaged my own self by giving up and making choices that were more fitting for my low income life style. The young lady in question probably doesn't remember the things she said to me but they changed my life forever. I have tried to encourage my children not to be judgmental of others and to be proud of who they are. I work two jobs and have went back to college to try and improve life for me and my children. I hope one day to be able to prove her wrong and be a successful person that is happy with my life.
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