Personal Essay: Being Bullied

Personal Essay: Being Bullied

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I had never really paid attention to the way I looked. It did not really bother me, to be honest, and I had never had problems with bullies either. That was until I got into grade 10. I was not fat and I was not that skinny either, I was classifies as average. Healthy. But, you see, the new look of society was super skinny. If you were not that size, you were not sociably acceptable. This did not bother me at first because I liked the way I was and I also had a couple of friends who also felt the same way. We did not really care if we were popular or not, we only cared about the way we felt about ourselves and how comfortable we were in our own skin. Well that’s what I thought. A couple of days went by and my friends started to crave the attention that the other skinny girls were getting. Those girls had an infinite quantity of friends and almost everybody wanted to be their friends. My friends quickly started to wear more make-up, go on extreme diets and putting their skirts higher. They then abandoned me and went with the other girls. At the beginning, it was not that bad being alo...

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