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Take a Stand, Lend a Hand. by Marks-Arts Take a Stand, Lend a Hand. by Marks-Arts
So today's Spirit Day! Made to raise awareness for Anti-Bullying. At school, the Thespian group I join, we're really big on raising awareness for anti-bullying. We've had people who were bullied because they were gay, bisexual, or transgender, and they've gone towards committing self-physical harm to themselves because of the harassment.
I for one have been bullied for practically the entirety of my school life. In Elementary school, I was being bullied because I wore glasses and they made fun of my crooked smile and for being too happy apparently. In Middle school, it seemed to have stopped but the harassing came back in the middle of 7th as people stopped to tell me I looked ugly and made fun of me for that. Then there's High School, the first two years were the worse, I didn't wear glasses anymore, but people continued to make fun of my crooked teeth and the fact that I was quiet, which pretty much made me an easy target, no matter what I said in attempt to stand up for myself, they got physical whenever I did. There were some people who were on my side, telling me to fight back (not rough-housing but to take a stand) so in 10th grade, this loser who has been harassing me all year got a mouthful from me, and what happened? He stuck a piece of gum on my hair. Okay, here's where things get worse, these so-called friends, who told me to stand up for myself against him, actually called me stupid and careless for standing up towards the guy, despite the fact that they suggested it to me in the first place! Before anyone asks, yes, I have gone to my counselor and the teacher, and they did jack. I finally had enough and transferred to another High School beginning in 11th grade, and since then, my social life, self-esteem and self-confidence has drastically improved, I no longer have that many problems with bullies, I still do sometimes but this time I know how to stand up for myself while dodging anything thrown my way in return. This High School is also a top-performing one in my county so its definitely a much better school than my previous one which had such horribly-behaved students and staff.
Well, there's my description of how I lived through bullying while in school @~@; Today, I continue to support Anti-bullying along with my Thespian group, and of course, I lend a hand to those who are under the attack of bullies~ Hopefully we can continue to spread the love and eliminate the hate! :heart:
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snivy08 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i've experienced bullying, like when i nearly got ambushed at knifepoint on my way home in the 10th grade, but it was mostly namecalling and getting beat up almost every day in junior high, i was called " little girl" "faget" "pussy"
and a bunch of other stuff like that.
you pretty much experienced what i went through except for the ambush, but i wore glasses and still wear them
and in the last two years of high school everything got better for me like it did for you.
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Marks-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god! Sorry you got ambushed like that! I feel your pain.. Even though for me it wasn't knifepoint, it was still ambush none-the-less, but jeez, even name calling and beaten up? Didnt you report those guys cause I certainly would. I used to wear glasses all through my school days, and that was one of the main reasons I got picked on, people kept calling me geek, nerd, ugly, dweeb, etc. I finally switched to contacts at the beginning of 9th grade.. But then I got picked on how crooked my teeth were and believe me... I went through a lot... Got punched in the mouth for apparently talking too much freshman year.. I don't wanna talk about the gory part of it.. But I got it solved with braces. Basically me ditching the glasses and went through orthodontic treatment along with some weight-loss helped me have the last two years of highschool enjoyable. But yeah, best of luck to both of us!
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snivy08 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
weell those guys were arrested, and the main guy's sister as well, it was her idea 'cause she thought i was after her, eeuugh! i don't like ghetto girls so she was delousional!
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Marks-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've been dealing with the ghetto for many years, I'm glad Im finally away from them, hopefully for college, I'll be even further away from it.
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snivy08 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i still have to deal with it but i will survive! i hate were i live right now and have been living for years as well.
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SaroroKeronian Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I was bullied at school but never about my orientation but instead for being a video game addict and being weird but I still remained myself. But then again I somewhat recently found my orientation and I don't tell anyone off the computer of fear of being harassed or made fun of. But when I moved out of Utah I learned that it's normal. Nothing to really worry about. I'm not afraid to tell the people I know but that does after all mean I don't tell everyone. I tell those who are my friends instead of the world. at least at this time. I am Bi and proud. Just not proud enough to tell my super religious parents or anyone in my family. That's just me though.

I am happy that DA is/was doing spirit day as it does make me proud to see it happen.

btw your pokemon are very awesome. :D
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Marks-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Being a video game addict? :C Aww, I can't believe how people would pick on you just for that. :<
Glad to see that you're proud to show who you are, that shows that you're a strong person! :iconaawplz: I know it could be challenging to tell your family but one day that ounce of courage will come and I'm sure they'll still love you.
Yeah ;u; At dA is doing something good about this~ the site updates weren't making me a happy camper >n>;;
Aww thank you! :D
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SaroroKeronian Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Heh YW. ^^ Would you be interested in chatting again sometime? Or is this too sudden to ask?
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Marks-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh sure, sure!
I'd love to chat anytime~ Just drop me a line! ^U^
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NinjaScrag Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh Kev! That sounds awful....I know my brother goes through a lot of stuff like that...I'm glad you have people to take your back and such! And that you're at a better school!
I was bullied a lot at my old school too..though it was mostly emotional, since the school has strick rules against "bullying." Thing is, if you weren't hurt physically, they would tell you to ignore them, and then not do anything else. Not a lot of people liked me there, and even back in my early elementary years my "friends" would tell me that they didn't "feel" like hanging out with me, and so I would spend all day by myself. They would tell me to stop being to weird, call me fat, and would mock me for my drawings. Lots of emotional stress there. If I tried to be nice to new kids, my other classmates would tell them weird rumors about me, and some of them even came to hate me, when all I did was be friendly to them! 6th grade was when I finally got a friend who could understand me and was really, really nice to me! I was often seen as hot headed, emotional, and childish, and people continued to mock me, but I had someone to take my side when they did. We're still friends today, and after I moved to my new school, there are plenty of new friends who like me for who I am and don't judge me...
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