Bullying consumed so many years of my life.
Beaten down by the harshness of this at times, ruthless society.
One minute I was 12, enjoying hours in the lake on a partially deflated water trampoline with my best friend.
The next I’m 13 and my best friend just woke up one day and didn’t want me anymore.
I was never given an explanation.
After that things got really bad for me.
Below are some pictures of myself in different stages of middle/high school.
Each photo is accompanied by an actual comment said to me in that time frame.
Bullying is everywhere
“You are ugly”
“You are weird”
“You are too skinny”
“You wear too much makeup”
“You should just kill yourself”
Statements cemented into me.
Cruel comments, shaping my core beliefs about myself.
Middle and high school are HARD!
If you are not “perfect”, people will go out of their way to destroy you.
Dear victims of bullying,
You are not ugly.
You are not fat.
You are beautifully, uniquely, you.
There is nothing wrong with you.
As someone who has been in your shoes…
I promise you that this situation is temporary.
I know years of battery can seem like TOO much sometimes.
There will be days when you feel like you just can’t do it anymore.
People CARE about you.
Things may get worse before they get better
The Lord won’t give you more than you can handle.
Come to Him in your times of weakness.
Remember that it can’t rain forever.
“I am free from the chains that once bound me”
Life is in color again.
The hurtful people from my past are nothing more than my past.
Senseless words will not define me.
In the times when life feels like “too much”,
“The bigger the storm, the brighter the rainbow”
Don’t miss witnessing your rainbow
I promise you it’s worth the wait ❤️
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