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I was bullied throughout my first year at secondary school. There were three main girls in particular. But they had a lot of followers. I stood out like a sore thumb from day one, because I looked different. I wasn’t as well dressed as the others. I was chubby, and my mum was quite strict about me not wearing make up to school.
I suppose I had ‘target’ written all over me really
Anyway, these three girls and their cronies were horrible. They were never physically violent towards me, but I think I’d have preferred that to the way they slated me, put me down in front of their friends and just made me feel like shit on their shoe.
I remember sitting in a classroom full of people, everyone laughing at me, but I dont remember what I did to deserve it. Probably nothing.
I had one friend during that year and we had a very on off friendship, but we always made up. I remember one day, we had fallen out and the three bullies knew about it and instantly jumped on it. The main girl of the three told me that I had better leave the other girl (my on off friend) alone else she would smack me one.
And something clicked that day
I wasn’t prepared to take anymore of their taunting, torments and now threats, something clicked inside of me. I went over to her and I said back “you smack me and I will smack you ten times as hard”
She was stunned into silence, and I turned on my heel and walked out.
I was never bothered by them again. I had been so scared of those girls for a whole year, and suddenly, they became nothing.
They weren’t special, they weren’t ‘hard’ and they certainly were not going to stand in my way anymore. I’m not sure if I would have hit her or not to be honest but thankfully, I never had to find out.
Bullies are little cowardly people really, who I believe take their personal frustrations out on people who they think will just take it. I was that girl, but I changed.
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