Please Stop Laughing at Me
"What if that terrified teenager I used to be, the outcast who came home with cuts and bruises, is still hiding inside of me? Will she come out if one of the popular kids stares at me oddly or snickers? Will my confidence desert me when I see those familiar faces that caused me such pain? Will it hurt so badly that I'll revert back to that insecure person who couldn't stand to look in the mirror because she loathed who she saw" (Blanco 3)?
Jodee learned first hand the effects of bullying. She goes on to establish a successful anti-bullying program for teachers, parents, and students.
“The hardest thing about being an outcast isn't the love you don't receive. It's the love you long to give that nobody wants. After a while, it backs up into your system like stagnant water and turns toxic, poisoning your spirit" (Blanco 139).
This is my favority quote because it shows the effects of bullying and how it can mess up a person's life and make them feel worthless and pathetic.
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