Bullying Survivor
Female | Philadelphia, PA   United States
My runin with a bully
Bullying Type: Physical / Emotional
Posted By: ASurvivorUser Verified
6/07/13 8:00 AM
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I moved up to Phila, Pa from Dade County Fl. I had to move up here due to the fact that we lost everything in a hurricane. We did not have a place to live or even clothing to wear. We had to stay with my grandmother. I went to school. And I was shy. The children would talk about me because my clothes looked "poor" to them. When someone would speak to me, they would make fun of my accent. It was thick southern. I always came "home" feeling horrible about myself. When I got home, I was responsible for taking care of my grandfather. He was sick with diabetes. But his illness didn't stop him from touching me where you aren't supposed to touch someone. He would physically and emotionally bully me into letting him "love" me. So either way I was effed. I tried to tell my parents but they didn't believe me. We eventually moved out of that house into our own. And he died from the diabetes. But the bullying at school never stopped. I was messed with every day of my life in middle school. High school was a little better for me because I stayed more to myself than anything. I became (or tried to) friends with everyone. But I waa never happy. I now have three kids of my own and my kids suffer from being bullied. Its a terrible vicious cycle that needs to stop!

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Posted By: DoraLynnUser Verified | 6/07/13 12:20 PM
I commend you for sharing your story and i am so sorry that happened to you as a kid. Its never easy recovering from natural disasters and then having to live with someone else in another state. Then throw in there inappropriate touching by a loved one. Kids are cruel when they dont know our stories, and if you tell them about our stories, they use it to further throw ammo. Bullying really needs to stop. And its so tragic your kids are being bullied. Get them help. Go to the schools, above school officials, the media, whoever will listen. Thank you for sharing your story. Good luck to you and your family and i hope things get better for you.
Posted By: ASurvivorUser Verified | 6/07/13 1:10 PM
Thank you! I have already started the process of getting them help. It was very difficult to find out that one of the kid's biggest bullies was their principle. I took care of that promptly. I am a very nice person.I would do anything and everything for anyone. And I have. I just recently helped pay for a friend of my son's funeral. He was 9 yrs old. And killed by his bullies. They all got into a fight and my son's friend ended up dying from CRUSH. I am trying to raise money in his name to give to a charity to stop bullying. Thank you!
Posted By: windytunnel | 6/10/13 7:52 PM
Oh my gosh... How sad!! I hope your friend is doing well, despite the tragedy! Your story is inspirational and I agree with DoraLynn. Thank you very much for sharing and way to pull out the storm! Keep your head up and keep staying positive and doing great things. Sounds like I could use you as a friend right about now. Cheers!
Posted By: ASurvivorUser Verified | 6/11/13 7:32 AM
Thank you so much! I would be honored to be your friend! :-) My friend is pretty depressed, but she is hanging in there. I am taking her to a therapist. If there is anything you ever need, let me know. I will do whatever I can to help. Despite what ppl have done to me, I never stop helping ppl. It is a blessing and a downfall. Because ppl LOVE to take advantage of me. Anything you need let me know.
Posted By: Avoided | 6/10/13 3:03 PM
Dont ever stop fighting for your kids and I promise you when you succeed it will be like you conquered your bullies at the same time. Good luck
Posted By: ASurvivorUser Verified | 6/10/13 4:03 PM
Thank you! I love that! I am going to definitely keep that in mind while I am working with the advocate! That was an awesome and very uplifting thing to say! And I deeply appreciate it!
Posted By: HeraldLOSAngeles | 6/14/13 11:35 AM
Yeah keep up the good fight for your kids. I commend you for your strength. I can tell your an awesome person on the inside. Take care. ( :
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