You have really inspired me to share my story of my past of being a victim of bullying. It all started in grade 6 and went on for 3 years.
In the beginning of grade 6 I didn’t have many girlfriends but I did have some guy friends from my neighbourhood. There was three girls that I became friends with and I really enjoyed having them around but they thought it would be funny to play a joke on me which involved a prank call.
This prank call was recorded and super embarrassing. The call said that I had won **** tickets ( I idolized *** back then), I was so excited and thrilled. At the end of the call it was suppose to say “oh sorry you didn’t win any tickets, it’s just a prank dial” but my “friends” hung up before it was suppose to say it. The next day at school i was the laughing stock. I didn’t know what was so funny and why they were laughing at me until someone called my friend and it was my prank call. It was me. I was so embarrassed and I wanted to cry. Not to mention when I got home and logged onto Facebook. My prank call was there too.
I tried to shrug it off at school because I thought it was going to pass by. A couple months later I cut my hair really short. One of my “friends” called me a lesbian because I said “your zipper is undone”. Her father called me a lesbian because I was wearing boy shorts for a basketball game and my hair was short. I was called names everyday (fat, lesbian, ugly, worthless, ect.), I went through the same thing everyday until it was the end of grade 7. The last day where you get to move onto high school. The last day consisted of an after party and a congrats for getting through elementary.
We went bowling that night and I had my hair all nice but all of a sudden some person just comes up to me and rips out my hair (chunks). After one person did it, everyone thought it was funny so everyone decided to do it as well. I balled my eyes out because I thought it was the one day I could not be bullied but no. The worst thing was, the parents didn’t care. My mother took me home and I told her everything that happened to me for the past 2 years. I was so upset and I didn’t want to say anything because I thought it would get worse.
In gr.8 it didn’t stop. The girl who called me a lesbian turned my best friend against me and told me to get new ones. I told my stepdad and he was by my side every second. Eventually my best friend turned on her and from that day on nothing else has happened. I am very thankful that I got the chance to say something and stand up for myself. I would love if you could share my story because. to me it is very important that people understand that, social media hurts people to the point where they want to give up.
Thank you for taking your time to read this and I hope that you have a great day. You are an amazing person for sharing your story and coming out as a “gay”. I really look up to you and I will never forget anything that you have said.