Im a 16 year old girl and I no longer get bullied this is just explaining that just because the bullying stops not everything becomes ok straight away. Ive always been a tom boy that loves to play sport, ive never been a girl that wants to play with dolls or do makeup or interested in fashion, and would much rather hang out with boys and play games with them. Of course this was something people then decided to start bullying me about it. It all started in about year 4, things became real bad in year 5-6 girls and boys would call me lesbian (which i didnt even know what it meant at that age.) They would call me a fat overweight guy, they would point out the fact that i found school and reading especially difficult. I thought maybe cause i was good at sport they would like me because of that but that was just another reason they could call me lesbian and a guy because i played soccer instead of ballet. It got so bad i would go home crying everyday to mum just wishing i never had to go to school again, things never really changed until I moved in to high school. My point to this is it has been pretty much 5 years now since my bullying experience and I still have problems because of it. Getting called names and being tormented may not seem like a big deal but it is, its left me with huge trust issues with people not just kids but teachers and parents too. Bullying has led me to do things i never ever thought i would do, things im ashamed of and i cant forget how much pain my parents had/have to go through as they felt/feel so hopeless. My life is good now I have friends and schools ok, but i am definitely still affected by the words that came out of peoples mouths five years ago which have led to other battles i now have to fight.
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