When I was in the 4th grade, I went through puberity. It was very hard for me because I was the only girl in my school that was going through that stage already. Soon all the kids on the playground made fun of me, and eventually the older girls would tease me in the bathroom. One day, I went to the restroom right before the older girls got their restroom break, and when they came in they stood on the toilet in the stall next to me and tried to peek at me. I don't know why, and I never cared to, but it was very horrific! My mom went to the school and the principal wouldnt do anything. Eventually the girls got caught by a teacher. It stopped for about a week, nothing happened at all. Then, one day in the hall six girls came up to me and said they would hurt me. They pushed me against the wall and pulled my hair and made fun of how i dressed. Lucky for me, the principal wittnessed the confrontation and the girls got in trouble. Not long after that, a boy that was my friend beat me up on the playground, I didnt even tell a teacher what happened because the next day, I beat him up. I know it wasnt the right thing to do, I knew it even then. But I was taught to take care of myself no matter what, and to help any one that needed help. So in highschool, every time I was someone being bullied, I usually ended up in trouble, because I would do whatever it took to help that person. It breaks my heart to know bullying is still a big problem. And even though I am 24 now, I will still stand for those who need me, no matter how old or young they are.
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