My experience of being bullied at school
I can remember when as a teenager in school, I had a two girls who used to bully me and call me horrible names and made fun of the way I spoke, how I looked and where I came. I had started the school when was 14 years old and had just come to England to continue my education. Their were times I used to secretly cry and never told my parents and tried to deal with it in my own way which got me into trouble in school and after a while I just avoided the girls and got on with my work and made new friends.
Bullied at college
I had the same experience when I went to college. My best friend was quite a beautiful girl, and I remember that one of the boys really liked her and because she was not interested each time he saw us together this boy used to call me horrible names and be just very rude. I just tried to ignore him and not let it bother me when I was in college, but when I went home I just used to sit in my roon and cry!
Bullied at work
When I went to work, one of my managers was just a bully who just used to degrade me and say all things that were not necessary and seemed to pick fault in all I did, and in the end I left the job as I could not cope. On looking back I wish I then had the strength and confidence to stand up and speak out as I really enjoyed my job and the peole I worked with.
Using my experiences to help others.
As years, went on I managed to slowly develop me confidence and self esteem so that even when I got married and my ex husband was bullying me, I managed to get help, support and had the strenght to say No enough is enough and I ended up getting divorced.
I then developed the personna of Confident Queen as the new super hero with a mission to deliver the Gift of Confidence both children and adult so that they too and develo inner and outer confidence to stand up to bullying!
I support and love the work that the Diana Award is doing to help us all be be confident and Stand up to bullying!
A bit of the anti-bullying rap written by my son – Denzil Jones and his friend Joe Robison.
I don’t care if someone says bad things about me I am not going to fly like a bumble be, cause ………….I am happy just to be me..
You might get kicked you might get punched you’re not going to roll about in a bunch if you have belief at the end will be relief, that a bully has no power over YOU!
Don’t be scared of a bully even if they’ve got a knife or hoody just stand up strong and follow this song you can do it oh you can do it yeh.