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03 October 2011 @ 11:48 am
Writer's Block: Anti-bullying month  
Who is the biggest bully in your life? One response chosen at random will win an Amazon Kindle. [contest details] (sponsored by )

I was bullied throughout elementary school but people who said they were my friends... if there had been some of the anti-bullying programs that there are today maybe I would have known what to do, but instead I internalized this and just accepted that it was the way things were. It followed me through jr high and high school to some extent where I almost let it beat me, but I survived. Being in the professional world now, as a "grown-up" I still see and sometimes experience bullying, also known as lateral violence. I have the courage to speak up now, and I owe that to my experiences... it's not right and nobody should have to go through it but nobody should get away with it either. So I guess I'd have to say that some of my co-workers are the biggest bullies in my life right now.