My name is Rachel and I would like to raise funds for Bullying UK.
I was bullied pretty badly in school by a group of 7 girls. They would try to make me feel inferior in every way they knew how. For example, they would throw stuff at me constantly, flick me in the head, punch me, call me ugly and stupid, mock me and of course - tell me they would make my life hell if I ever fought back. It was their daily mission.
It was my daily mission to just get through the day. What can I say, it made my world very small because that was my sole focus - just surviving. Everything else fell by the wayside. Unfortunately, that included any form of social life. So not only was my world tiny. It was very lonely.
My biggest mistake was not bringing anyone in to that world of mine. I was too proud (and embarrassed) to get help. I would rather not face the fact that I needed help because in my mind, that would mean that they won. It would also mean that I was weak.
Let me just say this - bullying someone is a weak choice. The only reason they come after you is because they think you won’t do anything about it. Does that make anyone strong? Absolutely not. Be stronger - reach out to a parent, a teacher or friend. Anybody. Simply admit that you are struggling and need help.
I will close by saying this - I am okay! I am not just surviving, I am enjoying my life.
Please help me support this wonderful charity. Do something brilliant today!