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I ALMOST HANGED MYSELF

  It was a fall day in 2018 when I decided to hang myself. The truth is, I decided before that day. 7th grade. “People hate you,” they taunted. “No one would care if you hung yourself.” Yeah, maybe that’s where the idea came from. 7th grade. They said that I look homeless, like my [...]

By | 2018-11-21T01:56:37+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Own It Stories|0 Comments

WHEN MY GRANDMOTHER PASSED AWAY

  ​I can’t explain how painful it is. Losing my grandmother was like losing a part of me. She was the only one to cheer me on with things I cared about, like skateboarding. Now, she is gone. It is my first experience with death, and I didn’t know how to take it. For about [...]

By | 2018-03-05T20:17:46+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Own It Stories|0 Comments

WRESTLING MYSELF

  I'm dyslexic and sometimes I stutter, which is great when you're in high school and people make fun of you because you’re different. “You stutter. You’re stupid.” They would say as if that defines all there is to me. In 5th grade a teacher asked my mom if I was “retarded.” By the time [...]

By | 2018-02-20T15:50:21+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Own It Stories|0 Comments

MY LIGHT GOT TURNED OFF

I felt like during my whole life I’ve been bullied. My clothes, weight, glasses and anything else was fair game, it seemed. Maybe part of it has to do with the fact that I was a transfer student in 3rd grade, and I didn’t know anyone. The bullying got so bad by 5th grade that [...]

By | 2018-01-31T02:30:54+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Own It Stories|0 Comments