The Reason Everyone Needs Self- Defence
When I was 10, my four siblings and I started being bullied. At first it was simple things like yelling slurs about our appearance and mannerisms. Coming from a financially- unstable background with abusive parents in different kinds of ways, we were not very well adjusted to the societal standards of public school. Being the second- eldest that actually cared about my siblings and people like me, it was my responsibility to should the harsh comments about me and my family and defend both my older sister and younger siblings- one boy and two girls. At the age of 10 we already knew too many horrible things about this world. Besides the bullying from our peers at school and our parents, my older sister was distant and cruel. My little brother became aggressive and despised the world around him. My little sisters gained binge- eating disorders and social disorders that prevented them from allowing to interact normally with other children their age. I started self- harming and stopped eating. Because of our malnourished size and tattered clothing often three sizes too big, we were the perfect target for the cliche bullies of our time.