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Bullying

Yasmine M shares her Story on being Bullied, Age: 19

I'm looking for success. I refuse to let anyone bring me down from the goals I have set!

What have you struggled with? When did it become too much?

This is my story on bullying: When I was 13 I had to raise myself from 13-present day. I was bullied from 1st grade until 8th, then I became the “cool kid” or “the pretty fun girl.” But I was still lonely with mental health problems, and still had self esteem issues. I still have self esteem issues now. But I built my confidence to a point where words don’t faze me.

What kind of support did you get at first? Did it work?

I got support from people who have been here in my shoes and have survived life.

What’s your life like now? What have you been able to accomplish, and what are you working towards?

I have 2 jobs, I’m going to college and I have my own apartment. I’m looking for success. I refuse to let anyone bring me down from the goals I have set!