Hayley’s Story: My Path to Forgiveness

“Around 4 years ago, my worst bully was a boy who, for a whole school year, made it his mission to make my life hell. It started off tame, and morphed into lunch sessions that would end with me crying in the bathroom or a physical assault that ended with my father going to his house and telling him never to speak to me again. Which he didn’t, until one summer night four years ago…”

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Eve’s Story

Portrait of Eve

Being bullied started very early on for me. At first, it was silly things like being left out and someone saying, “We don’t want to play with you today” and “Nobody is your friend.” As I got older, it changed to not feeling accepted by any group—being told I would never fall in love as

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Brian’s Story

When I heard that we were doing Tyler’s Suite, I knew it was going to be a difficult experience for me because I have a strong connection with the sentiment behind the story. Some people just do not understand the toll that bullying takes on people, no matter what form it’s in. I grew up

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Cheyenne’s Story

When I was in 8th grade, I would have never predicted how intolerable my high school career would be. I was always the chubby girl who died her hair different colors and wore tons of black. I put myself out there as different in a school where being Caucasian was the minority. Looking back, I

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Joe’s Story: What I Learned By Being Bullied

My name is Joe Mannetti. I am an anti-bullying blogger for the We Are 1 Voice group based in Florida. I became involved in this journey as a result of what I witnessed and experienced myself. I have not shared my personal bullying ordeal in this forum until now. This is my story. I moved

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O’Neal’s Story: “I always knew I was different.”

O'Neal Wyche School Photo

I always knew I was different. I was always told so. My name is O’Neal Leon Wyche, Jr., and I’m a Champion Against Bullying. ​​ I grew up in a small town in South Georgia where everyone knew each other and their secrets. I was fortunate to have a loving mother and supportive stepfather, a

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Susane Colasanti’s Story: Embracing Your Outstanding, Outsider Self

Susane's Story

When I was a teen, I would have been mortified to admit I was being bullied. My junior high and high school years were the worst time of my life. As a poor kid at the rich kids’ school in a small town, I was targeted for not having the same experiences as everyone else:

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Lana’s Story: When Failure to Respond to Bullying Drove Me to Suicide

Lana's Story

If you are facing any kind of stress, harassment or feelings of hopelessness, don’t wait another moment to reach out for help. Here are some great organizations that can help you now: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), The Trevor Project (866-488-7386) and the Jed Foundation I’m really questioning the stories with schools filled with

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James’ Story: An Unsuspecting Victim Meets An Unexpected Villain

James Story

From the moment a student enrolls, school becomes our second home. We create connections with our peers, mentor relationships with our teachers, and we learn the hallways of our schools inside and out. School serves as a refuge from conflicts in our personal lives, and sometimes the only solace we have is the familiar classroom

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Toni’s Story: Living Beyond Being Bullied and Beaten

Kidda's Story: Her Burn From Bullying Incident

If you are facing any kind of stress, harassment or feelings of hopelessness, don’t wait another moment to reach out for help. Here are some great organizations that can help you now: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), The Trevor Project (1-866-488-7386) and the Jed Foundation During my 7th grade year, I trusted a friend

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