I just read a story about teenagers just wanting to be accepted and I really related to the story and want to share my own story below:
I am a girl who tried so hard to fit in in school. I started off being the fat kid and having no friends and struggled all the way through high school even after I lost the weight. I would go online into chat rooms and things just so that I could find someone to talk to, someone who might understand me. I used to write poetry, some of them quite dark and depressing and would even sometimes wish that I was dead. I was just so lonely and sick of being bullied. My parents didn’t really know or understand anything that I was going to and I didn’t feel as though I could talk to them about it either. Today I am a much better and happier person but it has been a long road and I wish that I had had someone understanding when I was a kid, I think kids need to be made more aware of the impact that their actions have on others. It wasn’t just one bully that I had but I was ostracised by everyone because it just wasn’t cool to be my friend. Even today I am very critical of my body image and hate the thought of gaining weight, but I am a lot better than I used to be. Words can and do hurt.
Posted by sars_angelchik, 11th November 2016