This is BULLYING AWARENESS MONTH on The Y94 Morning Playhouse. We are asking members of The Playhouse Family that have dealt with bullying to share their story to let others know that it does get better.
Young or old, bullying is never ok. Share your story by emailing Zero at firstname.lastname@example.org
All names will be changed to protect the author's identity --
This is the story of Sarah --
Garbage, trash, loser, ugly... I have been called everything. It isn't easy feeling like everybody in your school hates you and that the only thing that brings everyone else together is not liking you.
It's not easy seeing all of the other groups and clusters of friends and realizing that you do not have a place among any of them. That in every way, you wake up and live every day and go to sleep as the outcast and loser of your entire community.
The thing is, you aren't. It may feel that way, but it isn't true. For every kid that made fun of you, harassed you, or bothered you in some way. There are so many more that are indifferent to you, who have no opinion of you or on the other end of thing, like you. Enjoy you, welcome your company.
I've been pushed around, had my things stolen or vandalized, I've had people call me names that Y94 would never allow me to post on their website. I've been there. But now I'm 35 years old, have 3 kids and a great job and plenty of friends. For some reason high school has a way of making many feel alone. It's funny because all those people who are "alone"... if they would band together they would be the majority. If you feel bullyed, if you feel... alone, know that you aren't. You could not be less alone.