I Am Different and Proud

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    I am gay in the south

    and that was tough when I was younger but I started to realize that everyone is good deep down and everyone just wants love. I have friends that would've never been friends with a lesbian and I finally found a beautiful girlfriend.
    psychedelicbabydoll psychedelicbabydoll
    18-21, F
    Feb 22

    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

    Sometimes, I feel as

    though I should be ashamed of myself. Ashamed of the way I dress, my size, or even the way I speak. I am short (5ft), and I am probably overweight, due to my love of junk food. I have worn the same hoodie and the same pair of running shoes for over a year now and I rotate...
    Artandstuff Artandstuff
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 20

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2015

    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

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 4, 2015
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    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

    God-loving, curvy, nerdy,

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    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
    BloodyGreenie BloodyGreenie
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jul 6, 2015

    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
    1 Response Feb 7, 2015

    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
    Feb 4

    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
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2015
    CoffeeTimeNow CoffeeTimeNow
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 11

    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
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    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
    26-30, T
    Sep 7, 2015

    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
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    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

    i do not fit into society well.

    i abhor the glorification of money and the money based culture so i travel instead of following the usual "American Dream"
    one2free one2free
    51-55, M
    Mar 8

    I am very mature for a teenager

    and i've very often been titled as philosophical and boring just because i would not think or react like kids my age would, although i also do regular stuff like party etc. But that has never brought me down. I'm still the same, pensive person and i hope to stay this way.
    Annaxx11 Annaxx11
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 11
    goodman72 goodman72
    41-45, M
    Jun 23, 2015

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

    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

    I am different from other girls mainly

    because every single person on Earth is unique. we're all different. and I am proud I am. :-D
    DariaHannahGruber DariaHannahGruber
    18-21, F
    Mar 5

    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

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Sep 10, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Jun 14, 2015

    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

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG..

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

    today was may first day in emergincy room 11

    males came as case of roud truffec accident 2 of them died i was shock to see that in my first day all of patients was full with blood . I work with him . but i feel proud because i help patients and releive pain
    soadabuturky soadabuturky
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 22

    Diversity is beautiful.

    So am I. I'm hot, a very sexy mistress,and somehow I'm also all giggly and silly at the same time. And if the people in my life can't handle that, they can get to steppin.
    Littlemisslollipop Littlemisslollipop
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 8

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