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    I am a 53-year-old woman who was bullied in the sixth grade. I can tell you many heartbreaking stories about that year, so I am hoping you might be willing to set up an appointment to talk to me about speaking to students who are being bullied. My story is long, so I won't write it all here, but the bottom line is I survived a horrible year and have gone on to (in no particular order):

    Get married and have two daughters.
    Graduate from Arizona State, SMU, UTA
    Cut a country music CD with a Nashville independent label
    Own a small percentage of a minor league pro baseball team
    Cover the Dallas Cowboys for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News
    Dance in the Nutcracker
    Win the club doubles championship at my tennis club
    Work as a journalist and college professor
    Write a screenplay on the life of a former Heisman Trophy winner
    Have lunch with Angelina Jolie

    As a senior in high school, I:
    Beat out two people who had bullied me in sixth grade to win Senior Class President.
    Beat out several girls who had bullied me in sixth grade to be elected the school's Homecoming Queen.

    I can go on and on, but you get my point. I would love the opportunity to speak to kids who are experiencing the pain of bullying I experienced and prove to them by example that the hurt does not have to define them or limit them in anyway from accomplishing the things in life they strive for.

    By the way, two of the biggest bullies I encountered later asked me to a homecoming dance (I said no thanks), one asked me to be his girlfriend six years later (I said no thanks) and one calls me to this day just to shoot the breeze, although we live in different states.

    May 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarjorie