One of my earliest posts on this blog was The Gift of Five Minutes.
You can read it for details, but it dealt with being a tween and how one day my supposed friends stopped talking to me. With no warning.
It was cathartic to write, of one of the most painful times in my life, but looking back, I wouldn’t change it. The challenge of those years molded me into the person I am now.
I like who I am.
The truly amazing thing was the comments I received. So many said they too had a story about those years, a tale of friendships gone wrong, or other teen bullying.
I wasn’t alone.
And life got better.
I just had to survive it.
After learning yet another person suffered an ordeal, the idea for I Survived the Mean Girls was born. I created the new blog as a place for many to share their stories.
The hope is teens, and even adults facing situations like this, will read them, and truly discover, as I did, they are not alone.
And it does get better.
I don’t care if you’re 11 years old, 64, or somewhere in between. Whether you attach your name or remain anonymous. I just want to hear your story, to build a collaboration of them. So one day, when a teen reaches through the internet for support, ostracized by those she held dear, she will know it wasn’t her.
It was Them.
And They, have been at it for a very long time.
Please check out I Survived the Mean Girls for details on how to submit.
And thank you.