But that's not what this post is about. As you might have noticed, I have an entire page up about anti-bullying. Last year, I was told that a week in November was Anti-Bullying Week. I found out that October 10th was Unity Day but the month of October was Bullying Awareness Month. My posts had already been planned, so I kept the original November dates. I posted about bullying every day for an entire week. I invited any blogger who wanted to join in, to do so.
The Bloggess actually tweeted about it for me. For those of you who don't know who she is, she is basically blogging royalty.
I'll admit that I'm basically advertising what I want to do and I'm using this Challenge to do it. However, that is not the reason I started this Challenge and I'm not doing it for myself.
The whole reason I want to let people know just how bad bullying is, is because I know what its like. I know what its like to be called stupid, ugly, a loser, a dork, a geek. I know what its like to have horrible rumors spread around. I know what its like to be pushed down the stairs and shoved against lockers. I know what its like to have people grab at me and grope me while I walked down the school hallway, just because I was too small to protect myself, just because there were too many people for me to know who it was when I turned around.
Nobody deserves that.
I know very well that the chances of making people stop bullying completely is impossible. I know that there will always be somebody who takes pleasure from causing somebody pain and destroying them word by word. But I'll be damned if I stop fighting.
P.S. Lent is over, by the way.