That age is rough. Rough in the best circumstances. Because neither you or the kids around you really know fully how to be people in society.
Man, into my early adulthood. They say things that are hurtful without realizing how hurtful it is. I've had the pleasure of witnessing two girls--the sister of my ex and the daughter of my partner--go through adolescence, and boy, did they do and say some messed up things without realizing it. It was a good facing my fears thing...lol
I'm sorry to hear that you went through bullying, especially in those years.
Thank you for sharing this. ❤