Kirsten Vangsness
Bullying Survivor
Female | Los Angeles, CA   United States
Trash canned in school
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
Posted By: Homestead
3/28/13 10:27 AM
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Kirsten Simone Vangsness is an American television Actress. She was raised in Porterville, California and moved to Cerritos, California. She graduated from Cerritos High School in June 1990, and later attended Cypress College in Cypress, California and graduated from California State University Fullerton in Fullerton, California. She is currently appearing on the CBS drama series Criminal Minds as FBI Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia. She also portrayed the same character on the spin-off, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior.

I knew I liked girls when I was seven or eight. But I also liked boys. When I turned 21 years old I asked myself, “Who do you want to look at?” and girls won. But it was a long process until I got there.It was sort of confusing, hard and yet great. I didn’t really understand it because I had had boyfriends in the past, yet I was also attracted to women. But the way I fell in love with Melanie was holistic. Meaning, it was both spiritual and emotional.I have a great support system and my family and friends knew it before I did. When I told my sister and friends they were like, “yeah.” I was actually with a boyfriend at the time.I knew I was queer back in high school. I mean, I knew I liked girls, but I also liked boys. I remember when a boy I liked told me he was gay and I was like, “No.” I remember feeling that human reaction to change, which people tend to be afraid of.I was a total uber-nerd and got trash canned and made fun of. But that was because I was a weirdo, which probably being queer was part of, but I did not know that at the time.Oh yeah, really isolated. This was around the time I found acting. I also turned to journal writing.

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Posted By: tomandstevesbug | 3/29/13 9:21 AM
I hate the "Trashed Canned" bullying... If you have ever been stuffed into a trash can or locker you'd know. I haven't been, but my little buddies have told me stories.
Posted By: AAways | 4/01/13 11:32 AM
Quite disturbing to think this wonderful woman was thrown in a trash can by her peers.Honestly you must have serious problems if you think that is ok to do to someone else.
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Name: Kirsten Vangsness
Age: 49
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