I was bullied at school.
I was picked on for being different, hardworking and weird.
My bisexuality bothered people. I was regularly showered with homophobic slurs, spat on and had chewing gum put in my hair.
Sadly, the effects of peer to peer bullying don’t magically disappear once you leave school.
They can continue well into your 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond.
Bullying shattered my self-confidence. Constantly being told how ugly and unlikeable I was made me think I didn’t deserve to be treated well by anyone, particularly romantic partners. Read more