Well, I guess I’ll share my story.. I’m Allie Hoebeke, just a girl trying to live my life.. Well everything was fine till middle school.. In 6th grade people started calling me a bird because my nose.. It hurt me so bad. I would cry all the time because I just didn’t know how else to handle it. I would walk down the hallway and I would here people say ” bird” . I tried to ignore it…. That’s what my mom told me to do. But it’s kind of hard to ignore when it was a every day thing. My teachers even knew about it. I was pretty much know as the bird. People would call me big bid, or they would tell me I looked like a toucan or if we we’re every watching anything that had a bird in it, they would say oh look it’s Allie. Towards the middle of 6th grade, I wasn’t just being called a bird. I’m a very skinny girl and very tall. I would now get called a flat chested no boobs anorexic bird.. Oh well that’s cool.. I tried to not listen to people.. Then one day out our school and had a day for black out bullying. You could buy shirts with a poem on them about blacking out bullying , every students got a bracelet that said ” stood up ” and we had team meetings to talk about bullying. That day I realized how many people get bullied. We could share our stories if we wanted and by the end of the day, everyone was crying because we we’re upset from sharing our stories or hearing other peoples stories. After that it got a little better. During the summer everything was okay, I got called names over Facebook and whatever.. But over the summer I met a guy who’s had a big impact on me. He is helping me get my self esteem back up. Now in 7th grade things have gotten better. I still get picked on for not having a butt , or having small boobs or even my nose. But I’ve ignored it for a while.. Till today. This guy asked me this ” Can I touch your nose because it’s just soo big?” Then he grabbed my nose.. I was ready to cry.. And I did. I don’t know why it hurt me so bad, but it did. I cried in front of my class and I already kno! w I’m gonna get called names for that.. I’ll just have too see what happens.. So that’s my story..