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At school, I masked what was at home: abuse, family addictions, and more…People forget to acknowledge what background others…
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come from. I was bullied but proud… I resorted to music and had written the song Her. I TURNED PAIN into beauty. Her is a song I wrote during my junior year of high school where a classmate talked me out of suicide during those harsh time I mentioned above. The school was obligated to get social workers, police and teachers involved. NO ONE helped or listened and threatened to put me in foster care; also, to put my family against each other in court. Things were bad and being made fun of with words and laugher did not help at school. THIS GIRL talked me out on FACEBOOK, but had avoided me wanting her advice and support in person, she saved my life that night. Things didn’t work out with me wanting a friendship, I’m not SAD or MAD. I’m grateful (Though she could’ve…
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given me closure after saying she was open to a friendship. BUT that’s NOT THE POINT, BECAUSE OF BULLYING and that experience with Her, I’m stronger, I inspire and relate. Her has gone on radio stations across the states, I received acknowledgement on newspaper/blogs and impressed a Grammy-award winning producer enough to take interest in me for his own label! What I’m trying to say is this: NO MATTER THE EXPERIENCE, how bad or good it is, always try to take something positive out of it. When the experience with Her didn’t work out, I didn’t sit there and sulk in my own sadness, I did something meaningful and spread awareness through music. I could’ve done nothing and be vengeful or hateful… BUT that’s not the way because you only end up hurting yourself more! RESPECT those that are there for you, those that give you a reason to be motivated and make you work to prove people wrong. This is my story. I respect, I’m strong and I’m helping other people. These experiences of where I am now have arose from my past. I’m not ashamed or want you to feel sorry.
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