Sensitive ≠ Weak

I was bullied as a child and tween, I know many of you were too. At first I couldn’t understand why, I was nice to everyone and liked helping others. So imagine my surprise when even positive things like making the honor roll or excelling in art earned me the ridicule of some of my peers. It was so bad at one point that I had to take a dangerous side-street on the way home to avoid being beaten. I was framed by bullies and was punished in their stead. This went on for years and no one ever stood up for me. As one of my co-workers told me, “When you are an adult insults etc. slide off your back but when you are a kid? They can fuck you up for life.” So it’s no surprise that I have very little tolerance for abusive people as an adult, I know all too well what it’s like to be on the receiving end. I think this is a great resource for us, seeing as how we seem to be prime targets.


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