When I was in 6th and 7th grade, there was a girl named Mandy. She didn't have any friends, and every time I heard anything negative about her, I felt guilty.View Story ▼When I was in 6th and 7th grade, there was a girl named Mandy. She didn't have any friends, and every time I heard anything negative about her, I felt guilty. Guilty that I hadn't done anything to stand up against what they were saying. But I'll tell you, she is one of the sweetest girls I've ever met. She loves to talk to people, and sing. She has a beautiful singing voice. She was bullied a lot, and I didn't know how amazing of a person she was until a school dance. She came up to me, and took my hand (she wanted to dance with me) and started jumping up and down, and I joined her. I swear, I've never felt better about anything I'd done. When we took a break (it was really hot, and jumping was taking a lot out of us), she had this enormous smile, and I realized how fun and energetic and happy she was. And for the sake of people like Mandy, I swear I'll try harder to include and accept people, no matter what.
About Siena:I'm 13 and I want to end use of the r-word for good.View less ▲