My name is William, my friends call me Will, I'm fifteen and a sophomore in high school. My dream is to be in a band and tour the world, and to be the voice of a generation much like our own. For years I was picked on, bullied, teased, degraded, berated, humiliated, you name it. It started at school but didn't seem to end there, it never does, does it? I recall having paper balls thrown at me, my hair pulled (I have had shoulder length hair and bangs that went to my eyes), I've been called every name in the book, "faggot", "emo", "bitch", "gay", I've even been told to kill myself, I've had a knife pulled on me, I've been beaten up, but when I went into the eighth it ended for me, but I still used to watch it happen to others and stand by, only recently did I realize, and I'm not going to sugarcoat it, what bullshit bullying is, so I started standing up for others, people have reached out to me for help and I'm proud to say I've talked three people out of suicide because I stayed up all night to message them on social media, I've witnessed bullying and ended it there, because teachers or adults won't always do something about it. I do not advocate or condone bullying or being a bystander to bullying, and you shouldn't either. Be your own hero, stay strong, and fight the good fight. I'm always here to talk and help out, you should be too.
By writing some words below, you are showing your support and letting everyone know they're not alone.
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