Four eyes. Nerd. Geek. Loser. Freak. Bitch. Slut. Whore. I have been called all of these and worse. I was bullied a lot in school. Surprisingly, for me the girls were always the worst offenders.
I was a tall, gangly kid with a lazy eye and thick glasses. The bullying got really bad for me when I was around 12. Younger than that, kids are a little less savage, but they still do enjoy name-calling. Furthermore, children are not always nice to the new kid and I went to a new school almost every year.
My worst year, by far, was seventh grade. Continue reading “Sticks and Stones: My Story of Bullying and Acceptance”