Join Date: Oct 2012
Language: Fluent in English, Sarcasm and Backchat. Very bad at Spanish.
Have you spoken to your school about the bullying, or your parents about it? If it doesn't stop after that, is there any chance you could move school and go to the one your close friends are at, maybe?
I can't really say much about the biracial issue in it, because I'm white, but I've been bullied a lot by the way I look as well. They tended to pick up on the fact I don't have very thick hair and it barely grew past my shoulders. I was picked on by two girls when I was 10, they laughed at me saying 'you don't have a lot of hair, do you?', then all through my teens at school I was called 'Goldilocks and the Three Hairs' by a boy in some of my classes, then it went all round the school. My mum would try to help by using volumizing shampoos and conditioners, and drying my hair a certain way to make it more poofy, but as soon as the wind hit it, it'd mess up and didn't really make a different by the time I got to school. Then she suggested using a curling iron, then straighteners with the 'frizz' plates, styling it up a different way, and in the end offered to buy extensions but by that point, I didn't care anymore. I didn't want to change because THEY didn't like something I couldn't really do a lot about. I ruined my hair back in my teens because I was trying to look okay for bullies. And when I tried, I was bullied even more because it was obvious I'd been affected by their bullying TO change my looks.
I know hair and skin colour are two very different things, I'm not naive, but the meaning is still true, you shouldn't want to change the way you look for the sake of pleasing a bunch of idiots who should mind their own business.
I know it will feel like nothing from a complete stranger, or from anyone, but you're absolutely fine the way you are.