Emily

  It started when I was elementary school 3rd grade I believe it was.I have a hearing disability and I wear hearing aids in both ears.My next door neighbor who we had known each other ever since I moved there when I was little,we were friends.Well,when she figured out I had hearing aids,and that I was different she started bullying me. I'm the type of person who would just do whatever she told me to do,not sure why but I did most of the time.She would tell me to come over to the fence because she had to tell me a secret and pull my hair.I had told her something one time and she didn't hear me and I wouldn't tell her again so she bit me on the cheek. I was very close to needing stitches. She hit me with a hockey stick in the side of the head too. One winter,she sat on top of my head in the snow me face down,and then when my brothers told her to get off of me she did a somersault over top of me I put up with that for quite a few years when I was younger.That was just the beginning.It followed me to school,we were in the same grade together same school.It was horrible.She would bully me constantly during recess. She turned all my friends against me and made them not like me.I was lonely and I felt awful.Finally I had no friends and I felt so alone.I hated going to school,and that.I started hating myself for being different.My mom knew about all the stuff that had happened like the pulling of hair,when she bit me that stuff.I got help and ended up telling my mom.Luckily it stopped,and that but she did a lot of harmful stuff to me,and I won't forget it. It has only made me stronger. I'm not posting this because I want people to feel bad for me either. Bullying is wrong and I want to help stop it. I don't want people to have to feel how I felt and go through what I did.  I'm always here for anybody if you need me.I've been through it. Even if it's not about bullying and that you can talk to me about anything. Bullying isn't right and no one should have to go through it,sadly a lot of people do and we have all been bullied or bullied before. If you need someone to talk to though I'm always here.

Emily