Our first entry is from Duncanville, Texas. Evan took time to take on the “When I Was A Kid” campaign and shares with us from his own words his experience. With that, here’s the story he wrote:
“n regards to being bullied what is the first vision that comes to mind when describing a person who is being bullied? Fat, short, strange looking, I can go on here, but that’s the single story that the public sees. I’m Evan, 6ft 8in tall and I was bullied for various reasons. Clothes, my look, my persona. Before I could even open my mouth to introduce myself my peers had already put in they’re minds that I was a nerd, gay, you name it I was called it. No matter the stunts, at times sorbid actions I did to get the approval of the “pretty ones” it never happened. I was still a loser, geek, poor, gay, nerd person. I could have easily allowed my situation to change me, but I change the situation. I still woke up everyone by the grace of God and continued my daily life. It wasn’t until high school when those labels that were placed on me by the “pretty ones” single story of me to fade away. Bullying however is not limited to only school, it can even be found on jobs. I had a manger who called me a terrorist and excused me of having a bomb in my book bag, she would verbally degrade me, lie on me, and by the way this woman is a cancer survivor. It took for me to one day say enough is enough and I stood up to this work bully. I tell this to anyone who has been, or currently being bullied to stand up for themselves, and to find their voice because once you find that voice you become powerful. Never give up you’re power” — Evan, Duncanville, Texas
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