Being Bullied Changed My Life

When I was in middle school, a classmate of mine started a rumor about me. This is not unusual. It happens in middle schools all around the world, every day.  While this particular rumor appeared to be about me, it actually said quite a bit about the person who started it. This is also not unusual.  My classmate told a few people that I was staring at her in class, apparently with great longing and desire. I wasn’t, but that is beside the point. By the end of the day, half the school was whispering that I must be a lesbian. 

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