Bullied Girl Bravely Delivers Emotionally Inspiring Speech
Bullying has been present in society for a very long time. What was used as an equivalent for the word “sweetheart” back in the 1530, today is associated with someone who uses force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively dominate others. People have been scarred both physically and psychologically for life after being under attack from other who feel superior to them.
About 28 percent of children ages 12-18 have reported being bullied at school during a school year. Most schools have a firm policy on bullying, but there are those who claim they are powerless against this plight. Some 160,000 kids refuse going to school out of being bullied.
Aiesha Jayde Ross has struggled her whole life with bullies and not being "normal" because of a medical condition that is invisible to most people. This is a video of her courageous speech she performed at her school speech competition and won. The speech is about her life and the struggles she has had to fit in and feel "normal". But now she strives to become "the new normal". We hope her strength helps inspire other people that are struggling to feel normal to be courageous and proud of who they are, and to join "the new normal!"
Take a look at her brave approach and fight against bullying!