Mena Reece

Evolution, Me, and Other Freaks of Nature

Song Lyrics

All the pain and the truth
I wear like a battle wound
So ashamed, so confused
I was broken and bruised

Now I'm a warrior
Now I've got thicker skin
I'm a warrior
I'm stronger than I've ever been
And my armor, is made of steel, you can't get in
I'm a warrior
And you can never hurt me again

- Demi Lovato

Motivational Speech

Hi- my name is Mena Reece. I'm in high school, like most of you, and a couple of months ago, a kid who went to my school tried to commit suicide. See, my old church thought being gay was a sin. They would always go up to him and try to change him, me going along with the act. One day, I snapped. I wrote a letter to Denny in the hospital saying sorry for everything, and saying that our pastor made us, and that I hope he will forgive us. Unfortunately, his parents saw the letter, and are suing the church. This also affects my parents. Not only does everyone hate me, but my parents are ashamed to have me as their daughter. They sell insurance to people mostly from our church, and they are losing business because of me.

I made it through though. This speech is to help all of the incoming freshmen, to make them feel like they can get through anything. And honestly, you can. You have to make a choice; you can either make high school the best time of your life, or you can make it the worst. And just know, it's not your fault. You did the right thing. Thank you!

Apology Letter

Dear Mom and Dad,

I'm sorry for everything I did this year. The letter was the best idea available to me, and I thought if I asked you for help, you would get mad at me. I thought that you would mad at me for going along with them, or worse, you would encourage me to do it. I thought it was the right thing to do. Also, I'm so sorry for lying to you about Casey and KC and Stephanie. I really like Casey, and I like working with "KC" and it was a good experience for me. I know I caused you guys pain and business problems, but you need to deal with the fact that I AM your daughter. I'm going to make mistakes and have fun and you need to let me do that and be myself. We are a family, and we always will be. I just hope you'll forgive me for everything I've done, even before this year. I love you guys!