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Posted: 10/3/2013

Starting in 3rd grade, my classmates often made fun of my weight, knowing that weight was one of my biggest insecurities. As the year went on, I began to believe what people were saying, and my insecurities kept growing. In 4th grade I had started a new school, and no one wanted to be friends with “The New Girl.” I was again teased for being “fat” and not wearing cool clothes. I was even cornered in a bathroom by three girls, threatening to stab me in the eye with the heels of their shoes. I was distraught and went to the principal, but nothing was done. “Oh, girls can be a little mean at this age” was his answer. My parents notified all of my teachers as to what was going on and their responses were, “Well, if it doesn’t happen in my class and I don’t see it, I can’t do anything about it!” At this point, I stopped sleeping, eating, and my grades started to fall because I was petrified as to what these kids would do next to me. I couldn’t even go to the bathroom when I needed because someone always followed me in.

The bullying continued through 5th and 6th grades. One of the most memorable comments was “Eww, she’s a fat pig, and I hope she dies in an abandoned alley!” I did make a few friends. At least that’s what I thought. When I was given the date of a birthday party, I called my “friend” and explained that I was singing at a charity event and couldn’t make the party. This prompted her and a bunch of other girls to spend three hours calling me names, cursing at me, threatening me, all because I couldn’t go to a birthday party! Finally, my mother closed the computer and handed me some paper and a pen. I was crying and she sternly told me to “WRITE”!!! She wanted me to get out all of my feelings, and in turn, I wrote my first original song called “Bully.” When everyone hears my song “Bully,” I hope they realize they’re not alone. I now have made 2 true friends and that’s all I could ask for. If you have one true friend you’re lucky, I have truly been blessed. I’d like to thank my bullies for making me the strong person I am today! :)



By: Emma

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