Never Give In

Hello viewers. My name is Maddie. I’m 15 years old and I’m from boring ole Missouri. Basically I’m here to tell you guys my story of when I was and still am being bullied.

When people started picking on me, it was about the end of my seventh grade year. I thought that what they were doing was something that they were just gonna do for a couple days and then stop. No. I was wrong. What these people were doing was not nice obviously. They were leaving notes in my locker and I would find them in my binder calling me nasty names and saying that I’m fat and that I was ugly and that’s why I never had any guys that were all over me.

At first I was telling myself that I’m better than that and not to believe their crap they were telling me. As time went on and eighth grade rolled around, things were seeming to get better or at least I thought. For a while I didnt get any nasty looks from them or mean notes. But then like three days after my birthday I got a letter saying that they were going to kill me. I didnt do anything about it. I just shrugged it off and pretened that everything was okay.

I knew nothing was going to happen and as i suspected, nothing did. So after that whole mess, I had people starting to come up to me and say these things to my face. Awesome right? When they looked me in the eye and called me fat and called me those names and called me worthless, I started to believe them. I started to think all those things they had said to me. So I stopped eating, not completely but to the point where I would eat so little a day, I was very very light headed and sick by the end of the school day. And I didn’t lose ANY weight doing that. I started wearing more makeup than I already was wearing and I was just a mess.

To try to forget about the hurt and pain those people caused me, I turned to cutting my self. Not a good idea. I never told my parents because they were in the middle of getting divorced . And I didn’t really tell my counselor, although, she could tell I was being different so that’s how I got back on track with eating.

Now I’m not saying things are all fine and dandy now, but things are better than they were, The people who originally bugged me before now don’t have the time of day to even look at me, which is perfectly fine. But from what they had told people, there are just people that I used to talk to, that dont even look at me anymore. What I’m trying to say is that bullying is a HUGE problem that needs to be fixed. Kids are bullied every day and some end up taking their own lives because they just dont want it anymore and it’s sick to know that. It really is.

Never Give In to ANYONE. No matter what they tell you, you’re so much more than they ever will be! What I mean by that, is that you’re the bigger person in whatever situation you may be going through. NEVER GIVE IN AND HANG IN THERE. YOU ARE LOVED AND YOU NO LONGER WALK ALONE. I PROMISE.

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3 Responses to “Never Give In”

  1. Sadaf | April 25, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Nice work. What you did was right. Where I live, bullying is very much active. I have friends who used to be bullied, but I care about my friends, so I took action when it got out of limit. I used to defend my friends and now people respect me AND my friends. It’s all about taking action against them. It will work, I promise. Help others so that they can help you when needed.

  2. Sam | April 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Your story really touched me, Im in 8th grade right now and about to be a freshman. Ive been bullied since 4rth grade and for the longest time i felt i was the only one. Noone knows much of what i did when i was being bullied. And I agree with you it is sick, that people would bully someone to a level where they would take their own life. Its wrong and needs to be stopped.

  3. Kylie | April 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Amazing.

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