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Yes. I've been labelled the way I hated. Not one, but many labels. Back in 2018, in 8th grade, I was heavily bullied and the bully used to gossip to her friends about me. They would believe her because she was popular and thus, I had a hard time making friends. Also rumours about me had caused people to call me by various levels, "slut", "arrogant girl" and so on. And I was the one man army against her followers. I really had a hard time and suffered from existential crisis.
Now I'm fine. Atleast I don't have to see her b----y face again.
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My dear girl, what you've been through is horrendous but unfortunately not uncommon. Bullies are usually jealous or unhappy themselves, have an unhappy homelife or have been bullied themselves... taking it out on others. Try to let go of the past, I know it's hard (I was bullied for my weight and for looking different as a goth) but you need to put that part of your life behind you. Concentrate on yourself, never put yourself down, never change for anyone else, always try to be yourself, concentrate on your studies and what you want to do with your life. Do something that will make you happy going to work. Karma will pay that girl and her cronies a visit at some point. The best thing you can do to get back at these girls is to be happy and have a good life. For when you may bump into them in the future and you are happy and they are not... it shows them that you are the better person and the vile things they have called you in the past have not affected your life.... be strong and be happy!!
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I was with my mother at the supermarket, I had a broken leg in a plaster cast and on crutches. This lady commented that she had once been on crutches and asked me how I had broken my leg. I told her I had broken my leg playing roller derby. The lady looked me up and down, my black and pillar box red hair, my many tattoos on show, my 1950's makeup and dress.... she said "oh as soon as you said that I could tell you were one of those roller derby girls, I watched a documentary about it, it's very brutal and the girls are hard as nails!".... I then asked the lady " so you wouldn't say that I look like an oncology, chemotherapy and palliative care nurse who is actually as soft as muck?"... she looked at me blankly and said "well... no, I wouldn't". I told her to try and not judge a book by its cover as looks can be deceiving. Many of the roller derby girls have varied and interesting jobs, roller derby is a sport not our whole life. We are girlfriends, wives, mothers, nurses, doctors, accountants, lawyers, teachers, prison officers, charity workers, social workers, nursery nurses, University students.... we come from all walks of life. Please don't judge or label others by the way they look, the sports they play or hobbies they have... I bet she couldn't tell that I love knitting baby hats for the local premature baby unit either!
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