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Dear Young People,
I came from a time before bullying was a ‘real issue’. Bullies were pretty much only comic relief in TV shows; they would more often than not see the error of their way by the end of the 50 minute program and wind up with their arm amiably around the protagonist with an ‘Aww shucks’.
They were not school children in uniforms, and the idea that a whole class room or school could bully one person was unheard of.
“Oh I love that band, because I’m dumb.”“I think this is a good idea, but I’m probably wrong.”“I wear a medium, because I’m fat.”
- Alle Malice, Everything I Didn’t Know When I Was Growing Up & Wish I Did
- Tara Cousineau, PhD [Bodimojo], Body Image Blues: When Skinny is Not Beautiful
- Creative Soul in Motion, Advice to My Teenage Self
- Veda Sun, Choose You and Choose to be Happy
- An Empowered Life, Letter to my Teen Self
- Musings of Magick, Rhiannon’s Story
- That Fucking Hippy, There are no Rules: Make Your Own
- Rosie Molinary, There’s enough. Don’t worry. Don’t compete.
- Fan the Ember, A Letter to Teenage Me (And Me Now)