In grade school I was always a victim of bullying for one reason or another. At first I was way too skinny. Then my hair was too short and then came the acne. I was teased nearly every day. I started to gain interest because I was from out of state and knew better cheers and playground lingo that differed from that of my peers. That gave me enough room to continue being the awkward kid I was and still excel at spelling, art and track. By middle school it was all over and so was my awkwardness. It hurt to the core to be ridiculed and I cried nearly everyday until it ceased. If you ignore it long enough to stay focused on the good things about yourself, one day you’ll blink and it’ll all be gone. No more bad guys. Hang in there. This too shall pass.
- Angela S.