I have been a victim of bullying through elementary and high school. Being that reserve not very talkative, always studious. I come from a family with not much to offer so fashion for me, I was not always on top of the latest trends. I had to wear second hand clothing. I have been pushed and humiliated. At that time help for bullying was not very effective. My mom had to go to school one day because I did not want to go to school anymore.
I believe that today people who are affected by this have a lot available for them. I stand strong today and would like to tell those people that it's ok to be different. It's ok to talk when you feel like talking, when you need to express yourself, so not let anyone dissuade you. To always surround yourself with people that are on the same mission as you, that will motivate you through words of wisdom and positiveness. It is important to be able to look at that person in the mirror, yourself and be proud of who you are and in your own skin. It's ok to say no to things that you don't feel comfortable doing. As an individual you have the power to have the freedom of speech, your voice. At the end of the day those that like to bring you down are only envious of what you are achieving. My favourite quotes, '
'You have enemies, good! You are doing something right!''
''Nobody is going to hit as hard as life! It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward'' - Stallone
BULLY is now playing in theaters around the country. Please go see this important film with your family, friends, and colleagues.
Then tell us your story of bullying, and how the film inspires you to join the movement for a bully free world.
For ideas and information about how you can make a difference in your community, check out our newly-released toolkit full of resources specifically designed for parents, educators and students dealing with bullying of children with special needs.