I have been bullied all my life. I have felt the pain and had the emotions. I am a heavy set girl with wide shoulders and natural muscle. Im the heaviest out of the three children in my family... and Im the youngest. I have been used, abused mentally as well as physically, and a joke that increased popularity. The other kids would pick on me, try to fight with me, and even steal my school supply. Through the years of my experience, it had come to my knowledge that no one cared about me except for my mom. My brother & sister would actually tell me I was fat and overweight. My biological father would and still does always treat me like I am not his child because "Im not beautiful." It took me 14 years to finally notice that he was using me so that he didnt have to pay child support. My brother has changed in a way, but it is mostly because he has moved out and now has a baby on the way. But I still live in the fear that one day he will again put his hands around my neck and choke me, or beat me, or say things to me that hurt. My sister still looks at me when Im eating as if I am mannerless and have no idea what manners are. As if Im a "pig." My mom still talks to me about my weight and tells me I need to slow down and catch myself. I can understand that. I have a problem that Im getting better with controling. I have also been through many "secret" relationships that involved peer pressure and bad influences. But eventually I caught myself and did nothing wrong. But I still have the invisible scars from previous events of the name-calling, the bruises, the silence of not speaking up... And the scars that will effect me for the rest of my life. I am now fixing to be a Junior in high school. I am making A's & B's, Im running for office in FFA, Im Vice President of Friends of Rachel, and I am making better decisions in my life, all because I spoke up. I did something to help myself. And its all because the world is speaking up and making it loud and clear. Have a voice and say something. Dont be a joke. Be 3! Be the one to make it happen!
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