A Message to My Former School Bullies—Part 2: The Adult Perspective

A Message to My Former School Bullies—Part 2: The Adult Perspective

In Part 1 of my open letter to my former bullies, I listed the many ways in which I’m different from them, and all for the better. Let me tell you how years of perspective revealed those truths for me . The beauty of getting older? Realizing

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A Message to My Former School Bullies—Part 1: The Difference Between Me and You

A Message to My Former School Bullies—Part 1: The Difference Between Me and You

To all of you who bullied me back in school— Sure, who didn’t make a lot of mistakes and poor choices in their youth? I did, just as you did. The difference between me and you, however, is that I’m woman enough to admit my

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Bullies Are No Better Than Anyone—They’re Just Better at Faking It

Bullies Are No Better Than Anyone—They’re Just Better at Faking It

Regardless of what your bullies may tell you, despite the grand pictures they paint of their own accomplishment, in reality, they’re no better than anyone else—They’re only better at being faking success and hiding their failures. Bullies have to prove themselves to everyone constantly. Their

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Writing Got Me Through My Pain to Help Others Who Are Suffering (Part 2)

Writing Got Me Through My Pain to Help Others Who Are Suffering (Part 2)

In Part 1, I explained how I took to writing when I was young to help myself through the desperate pain of being bullied in school. During the second half of the nineties, I began researching bullying online. I was amazed when everything I read

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Writing Got Me Through My Pain to Help Others Who Are Suffering (Part 1)

Writing Got Me Through My Pain to Help Others Who Are Suffering (Part 1)

For those who don’t know, for me, the last six years of school were Hell on Earth—as they are for so many children and teens today. Each time I hear on the news about a young person who has committed suicide because of bullying, it

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