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Strength and Courage

Posted: 8/16/2013

So, I've been bullied for seven and a half years. So since elementary school; the third grade to be exact. I can sort of relate to Demi Lovato. I have been bullied since young and there were times when I just really felt like ending it all. Especially in the third, sixth and eight grade. Those were the worst times.

I had problems at home too, so that just added to the misery I felt at school. I had no friends, no one confide to and the teachers weren't much help either. They saw me getting bullied, but chose not to do anything. And then when they found out what I was going through, they decided to act like they never saw anything and that was the first time they ever heard of a such a thing in occurring in their class.

With every year, the bullying proceeded and it just got worse. It got to the point where I absolutely HATED myself and would just go looking for the best ways to torture myself. I felt worthless, ugly, useless, stupid, all those hurtful things and all at once.

Finally, I reached high school and things changed. They were slow, yes, but things got better. I made friends - who are a lot weirder than I - that actually understood me and my feelings. I still get depressed nowadays when I'm alone and something reminds me back to the old days.

But, I'm popular now. People actually LIKE me! I have a boyfriend! Things are going amazing for me right now and I couldn't be happier. As soon as I hit high school, my whole life did a 360 and all of a sudden, I'm getting compliments and LOVE from people I didn't even know knew me!

It feels great for sticking around through all the hard times and I'm really proud of myself for being brave enough to get through it all. And I hope with more people getting involved against bullying, there'll be more people out there getting the strength and courage to do the same. =)

By: Maria

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