I Am Learning to Stand Up For Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 235 People

    You Have No Right To Touch Me.

    I work at a fast food restaurant where sexual harassment is rampant. I am also a manager there. An employee I worked with, Joe, who was getting a promotion to manager liked to joke a lot. His jokes got more and more raunchy. Eventually they got so bad that I couldn't take them...
    hekatemoon hekatemoon
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 4, 2010

    Hahha I taught the bullies at my school a

    lesson on why they should never touch me
    Fralicious Fralicious
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2015


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    yiffingyiff yiffingyiff
    Jan 25, 2010


    Always the "goody-goody", always the smiler, yet always the easy target.  Just because a person seems to be smiling, have you thought about what they felt. Your parents always try to teach you, "treat others the way you want to be treated", but has that really done a thing...
    WingedGuardian WingedGuardian
    13-15, F
    Oct 20, 2010

    Enough Is Enough!!

    Like my dad,I'm that sweet spindly little kid that some are afraid to touch because I may break.People have harassed me and pushed me around(not just metaphorically) , taunting me because of my little self.People have joked about my weakness but godd*mnit, that ain't funny to me...
    PrincessOfTheDark PrincessOfTheDark
    13-15, F
    Sep 15, 2011

    I've Had Enough

    Today I was being pushed around by my father; he poked at my buttons and I swear he nearly made me cry. But instead I guess you could say I "grew a pair" and stood up against him. I don't want to be toppled over just to break more than I already have. I've had enough of this I'm...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

    I Just Did

    Even though it may seem ridiculous to some people about how certain tiny little things upset me, I do not hide my feelings anymore. The reason is I've been hiding for too long and too much. Without realizing it, the hurt and malice, both tiny and huge, have been snowballing into...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2012

    I Am Learning

    I am learning,Standing up for myself,Did it,Yesterday,First time ever,Did it ever feel good?You bet,I even surprise myself.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Feb 9, 2012


    This is something that I have been working on, since three weeks ago, in therapy. I have a habit of not standing up for myself and letting others abuse me or take advantage. Well, three weeks ago, I decided to not let that happen. I stood up for myself, made my feelings clear...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2008

    I think this is hard to do especially being 4

    ft 8! As everyone looks down on me so it's awkward to shout up and stand your ground!I find it awkward having to look up but whereelse am I going to look?I still need to learn to say no and say what i need/want! I do find this very hard to do as I'm afraid of letting the other...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    Jul 6, 2014

    I feel new. I feel so good today.

    Like I'm born today. I feel just new. Like the things happened in past.. like past itself doesn't exist. and future didn't exist too. Just present.
    deleted deleted
    May 4, 2015

    Hurting Someone

    How does a person justify hurting someone, either deliberately or because they didn"t really think about it after years of sharing the same space? Same air, Same..whatever? No matter the actions to the contrary, or the gifts made or deeds done.... you gotta know that words can...
    Shuga Shuga
    46-50, F
    Apr 26, 2010
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