Hope Whitmore

Children Who Are Bullied Feel Traumatized and Isolated. I Know – It Almost Killed Me

The last time I went back to my family home, I found my school jotter from 1998. It was squirrelled away in the back of my sock-and-knicker drawer. Below the date Tuesday 3 February is a note in handwriting so determined that the pen has at several points punctured the page: “One day I will be pretty then no one can hurt me.”

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