|Writer's Block: Everybody hurts
||[Aug. 29th, 2011|10:37 pm]
Have you or a friend ever been bullied? How did you get through it?
Physically, no. Emotionally/verbally, yes. Mostly in elementary and middle school. There was an instance or two in high school involving name calling but it wasn't a big deal and I didn't really care after all the middle school crap. Not a happy time in my life, not a time I'm proud of, but it taught me a lot of stuff. I was kind of an easy target to latch on to I guess -- somewhat introverted and shy, trusting, and legally blind aka "different." Growing up helped, being more around mature people who could turn on their brain (or had one to turn on to begin with) helped. Sometimes I wonder if my desire to be involved in equality activism and the like has anything to do with that time in my life? IDK. Maybe, maybe not. That's another topic entirely...