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I Am Different and Proud

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    I live in a small anti gay southern town

    where people all think alike, but me. There is a few that think like me but really in the end, I'm alone. I believe that people are born the way they are and shouldn't be judged for who they are. Yet, I'm hated for this. I'm hated for being gay, something I can't control.
    DarkKevo DarkKevo 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 6, 2015

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    I grew up in a church

    and family with very old fashioned values. To many that makes us different but to me it's the life I've known and knew no other.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    I am Maghrebi in my looks.

    I have Algerian and Moroccan looks. My antecedents were both Berber and Touareg. I like to be warm, but I couldn't live in the desert.
    Shafqat98 Shafqat98 16-17, F Dec 1, 2015

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    goodman72 goodman72 41-45, M Jun 23, 2015

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    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2015

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    God-loving, curvy, nerdy,

    video gaming, black woman
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 2, 2015

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    I think i'm gay because I'm having a big crush

    on my best friend. I'm not ashamed being gay but i'm not ready to come out yet. nobody knows that i'm gay and because my friend and I have a close friendship. I'm afraid to lose him if I told him.
    JasonSmithTroye JasonSmithTroye 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    My father is Italian born French.

    My mother is Irish. They met at night on a darkened beach in Saint Tropez, and I am the result. They grew to live each other, but I am still what used to be called 'a bastard! Both my parents are Roman Catholic, but I don't go in for all of that! They try talking to me about...
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2015

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    It wasn’t until I took the time to

    reflect on my life that I began to appreciate what it meant to have a positive outlook. Being told at a young age by medical professionals that I would never be ambulatory could have easily been viewed as a life of imprisonment, but with a promise made to myself to approach...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 16, 2015

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    I really don't like a lot of the trending

    clothes. Am I the only one in this group who really hates a lot of the trends? I hate uggs, I hate infinity scarves, hollister, abercrombie, aeropostale (I think that's how you spell it), etc. It annoys me that now "grunge" is the new biggest trend, because everyone has changed...
    xCrowSong xCrowSong 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2015

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    I am different than most people.

    I'm that emo/goth kid who sits in the back of the room. I wear black band shirts everyday, black jeans, and combat boots, I wear a pentagram necklace everyday, and have black emo hair. I don't speak well in front of large groups of people, people look at me weirdly for being...
    Sicgoat173 Sicgoat173 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im proud of my fantasy love

    for a celebrity and it makes me whole. At times it makes me sad, but the most of the time it makes me happy.
    Sappheire Sappheire 31-35, F Dec 7, 2015

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    My therapy is talking through my emotions

    but in doing so I have diminished relationships with friends, loved ones and people I was in love with... I just want to be accepted for who I am but who I am is a loud mouth that can't keep her feelings to herself. And I'm conflicted between a lot of emotions about this. If I...
    dubiousturtles dubiousturtles 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    I'm am different, I would call myself goth

    or emo, but I really don't care what people think of me. Yes I get bullied but I just ignore them, I am my own person and I won't let anyone tell me how to live
    Sicgoat173 Sicgoat173 16-17, F Jan 2

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    I love singing, reading,

    writing and doing math. I am very kind. I am a nerdy girl.
    ejoallen ejoallen 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I got banned last night from interpals.

    no reason was given but my best guess is posting crossdressing photos. I remade a new account and email today and got banned mid-conversation with someone. it forced me out and said I was permanently terminated for violating terms of service. the only thing I can think of that...
    JacquelineJonez JacquelineJonez 22-25, T Sep 7, 2015

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    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2015

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    I will not apologize

    for being different because it's not what you are but what you do and what you want. I want a better world and I like to help people feel welcome.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 14, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 4, 2015

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    A Passing

    My mother died yesterday at 3:30am. I have tried my best, but all I can think about are the memory of things my dad did for me (he died 27 years ago) and I cannot think of a single good memory with my mother, just criticism. My mother was 94. I am almost 70. I have no...
    mamaeight mamaeight 66-70, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    i am socially awkward

    and quorky. It used to bother me seeing how i would never fit in but now i am starting to embrace it
    CuddlyLion123 CuddlyLion123 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    BloodyGreenie BloodyGreenie 18-21, F Jun 19, 2015

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    I spent my childhood trying to be like everyone

    else and fitting in with the rest. As I got older I learned to embrace being different. We were all born to be unique and stand out from the crowd
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2015

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    so many people tell me

    that I need to act more like a girl worrying about hair, what I'm going to wear, getting a boyfriend. and in my head they're idiots for thinking that i want to be like someone im not. I like sports, playing video games, I hate make-up, I HATE girly clothing, I like guy clothing...
    FNAFGoldenBrothers FNAFGoldenBrothers 16-17, F Jun 1, 2015

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    yes I'm very different,

    I'm real small and have been all my life compared to others my age. but evan tho I'm small TNT comes in small packages too :-) but I am also very proud of who I am cause I know God don't make junk.
    btiny13 btiny13 13-15, F 4 Responses May 5, 2015

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    guys I'm very worried I'm starting a new school

    and I don't know what to do ? I'm a wolfblood I get super tonge tied
    Wolfbloodgirl0123 Wolfbloodgirl0123 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2015

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    My ex-boss called me odd.

    ...apparently i was too perky for a guy who works in d hospital....what does that even mean??? then again...i'd rather be odd than boring....
    alkeon17 alkeon17 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2015

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    I Love Being Me

    I have always been myself and not one to follow others like some sort of clone. I mean how boring is that?
    Tylorian Tylorian 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2007

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    So. .... iam sick of going on the street

    and people look at me strange , like iam a freak of nature , today I almost lost my head an beat up a guy , Iam losing it ..... I come here to know people and make friends and people treat me the same ******* way! And just normal has you. Yeah I have white hair and skin...
    PedroMiguel583 PedroMiguel583 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 8, 2015

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    I have never fit in with my family

    or friends, and yet I am pretty fine with that.
    BloodyGreenie BloodyGreenie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    I Am Different and Proud Where Do The

    Mermaids Stand? -What is right for one soul may not be right for another. It may mean having to stand on your own and do something strange in the eyes of others. One summer I was teaching vacation bible school for kids and I organized a game in which everyone was either a...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    I've Had the Experience of memory foam.

    .. Never went back to those stupid BS'ing flats again that's for sure
    2130bubbles 2130bubbles 13-15, F Aug 25, 2015

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    Normal girls say Nicki Minaj

    and Justin Bieber, I say Black Veil Brides and Falling in Reverse. Normal girls say pink and blue, I say black and white. Most girls like short shorts, I like jeans. Most girls like V-necks and cropped tops, I like hoodies and turtle necks. I'm strict Roman Catholic, but I...
    AngelsInBlack AngelsInBlack 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

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    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG..

    .. ....... .. I LOVE TURTLES!!!!! 🐴
    BaeLeaf BaeLeaf 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2015

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    I used to be very ashamed of myself,

    but now I know that it's okay to be me. I am proud of myself for being who I am and realizing that it's okay to not be a cookie-cutter person.
    CaliginousHeart CaliginousHeart 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    I'm very different from others,

    but my boyfriend loves me and I love myself. I've learned that when others see you through their colored vision, you don't need them in your life.
    SteloCasisto SteloCasisto 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    After wandering around aimlessly

    for years with no direction in life and having what I would consider severe depression, walking into college today to return to education made me feel like I had a purpose. Like I was doing something right for a change. The next 5 years of my life are now planned out so I can...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 10, 2015

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    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 27, 2015

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    Arent the other 7 billion people also different?

    Damn i though i thought i was special for a second there, frick
    mich1998 mich1998 16-17, F Jun 23, 2015

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