I was labeled fat and I also was a stutterer. It made me feel sad and mad! It should come as no surprise that I was the most picked on and bullied kid in my class all through grade school and high school. Even the teachers were cruel to me.
For example, when I was in third grade and had to read, every time I read and stuttered. The kid next to me kicked me--teacher's order and that teacher was a Nun! When I was a freshman in high school, the day we took homeroom pictures for the yearbook, the teacher made sure that he did not stand by me. Not surprisingly, I had few friends.
When I finally graduated high school, that night when my name was called, I got a huge standing ovation from my so-called classmates. i guess after years of humiliation, this was their way of making up. What I thought was "forget it."
Today I like being the "lone wolf." I worked at the same job for 39 plus years and my first task every day is dumping the garbage. Some things never change!
The "Lone wolf" and loving it!
I have lost the weight, still stutter sometimes, and can empathize with kids who are bullied. Today, I am still super sensitive so please, don't pick on me.
A book I could really relate to that talks about some of the same type of things that I went through is Please Stop Laughing At Me by Jodee Blanco. I highly recommend it to get a real look at what bullying is all about.