by Josephine Opoku

Dear Kindergarting {kindergarten} and Middle School Bullies,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making me feel insecure about myself because I was overweight.

Your ridiculing harsh insulting words that made me go home and bury my face in my pillow and cry gave me the boost needed and the strength to be able to push myself to loose the weight and to become the fun-loving, confident girl I am today.

If it wasn’t {weren't} for you guys I wouldn’t have a big reason to lose weight and still be stuck in the 220lb body I was in before. No, I’m not mad that you guys made my kindergarten and middle school life miserable. I’m actually thankful because that was the motivation I needed. Although you motivated me in a negative way, I am turning that negative motivation to motivate people responsibly.

Now that I look back at my past and stare at old photos I can’t help but to thank you guys. 

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