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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

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    When I was younger people would tell me I was pretty and going to grow up and be beautiful. I wish it was true . Back in 4th - 7th grade literally every boy thought I was ugly and...
    dawn11235 dawn11235 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I Was A Gap Toothed Big Eared Kid. - I have a few characteristics that were inherited from my father’s side of the family that made me a target in the cruel elementary school...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    When I Was Growing Up - All through elementary school i was teased unrentlessly on my looks, i was always told i was ugly by all the guys!!(I had a uni-brow and horribly...
    LoveIsJesusChrist LoveIsJesusChrist 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    Not As Much Anymore. - I had to deal with being ugly for three years of my life. I never thought of myself as ugly... Most ten year olds look in the mirror and don't care. But. I...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M Oct 21, 2012

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    But I've Learned to Spread My Wings and Soar=) - I was once an ugly duckling---who turned out to be a beautiful swan:) I was once a fuzzy caterpillar, who came out of her cocoon...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2009

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    I Was Once An Ugly Duckling. - True story. I was fooking ugly. Mainly between the ages of 8-15. I was kind of slow growing into my own body. It wasn't balanced. At one point, my...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    The Difference Between 'Then' and 'Now' - Looking back, I remember how painful it was to be left out because I was ugly. I used to bribe them – my gold necklace, ring, so that...
    beautifulbynature beautifulbynature 16-17, F Jun 22, 2011

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    Still am—and proud to be! ;)
    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I had been overweight since age 6, with my heaviest being 215lbs around age 13. We never really had any money, so I was never really taught how to manage my naturally curly hair...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 24

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    Yes, I was. I was waaay too skinny. And thick glasses, pimples, greasy skin only made it worse. I didn't grow into my forehead and nose yet and I didn't know what to do with my...
    Deseraye1 Deseraye1 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    I am so ugly There is nothing I can do People throw it in my face Your twin looks better than you I try to hide the pain but it's so very hard Sometimes I say things like I wish...
    lovingmeyousee lovingmeyousee 16-17, F a week ago

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    I had no idea until he told me-- about a year or into our relationship. I found out he had been seeing someone else the whole time, even before we had started dating, and they had...
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    I don't believe that once someone has cheated, they are always a cheater. I think it depends very much on the scenario, and what the 'cheater' gained from the infidelity. If it's...
    typhoonfighter typhoonfighter 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    It was a group phone chat service for adults... and we had to listen to keep people from being jerks or spouting out there phone number or addresses (you would be surprised,). We...
    netjoe9661 netjoe9661 51-55, M Mar 24

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    In high school I was a great student. ignoring the fact that I was undocumented and focusing on my studies. My dream was to go to a big name conservatory and create music and art...
    Arieamarxus1 Arieamarxus1 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    For a while back in elementary school. There were some older "tough" guys that liked to pick on the younger ones and I often got in the way. It wasn't that bad but they would shout...
    tooloaded tooloaded 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Being a mistress was fun. It was just like old times. Last time I saw him was month ago. The sexual spark was still there. I can still feel his **** pulsating my aching flesh and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31

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    I can't stop emailing you. You hurt me Greg and made me feel like such a fool. I put my trust in you and (you know how hard it is for me to trust people) and you betrayed it! You...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31

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    Hello Everyone! This is my story of when I was bullied in public school. If you're a victim of bullying, stay strong. I started getting bullied in my first year of public...
    Maria16 Maria16 16-17 Mar 18

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    Ugly guys with beautiful girls You always know what the story is Beautiful girls with ugly guys What do they take us for anyway? Ugly guys, with beautiful girls Ugly guys with...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M Apr 5

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    I always feel ugly, it's because I am ugly but hey that's what makeup is for :p haha! Tbh I don't even care some of us have to be ugly I was just one of the unfortunate ones who...
    Justwannasing91 Justwannasing91 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    As sun goes down and darkness takes over, here on the edge of my Va Blue Ridge Mountains, a childhood memory also fades away. I have been in the front yard clearing the ground of a...
    1490wayb 1490wayb 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I can't seem to control what is happening to me. I don't even know how to start. All I know is I am hating myself more and more each day. The guilt of being a disappointment to my...
    ShyOne85 ShyOne85 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    This is something I have a hard time admitting and even though I have talked about the abuse to people I trust, I never let them know it was him. 10 years after the last incident...
    shierahawke88 shierahawke88 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    There was once a guy from my Christian school (I was initially Christian going in as an eighth grader) who I really liked. He had a feminine edge to his behavior, but I overlooked...
    ArchSeven327 ArchSeven327 18-21, M Mar 18

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    One time at school I had just taken a shower and had wrapped myself in a towel. I stepped out and was slammed against the wall by four girls I didn't particularly like. They spread...
    gibbo28 gibbo28 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    There was once i went to the pool at a hotel but i wasn't staying there, i went there with my dad, younger brother, my aunt and two cousins, one same age as me and one 2 years...
    Som3son3 Som3son3 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    You guys are ignorant idiots. Michael was black and always have been. You are judging a man by his skin color. Most of you don't even know he had a skin disease called vitiligo. He...
    Kitzami Kitzami 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    I changed my profile picture, i feel really awkard cuz im ugly so idk if guys would ever like me..
    EmilySwitzerland EmilySwitzerland 13-15, F 12 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I dont really want to write a long story, english isnt my native languague so forgive my mistakes. I know im ugly cause everytime i go out people treat me like ****, they look at...
    madug madug 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It’s getting to the point that ‘ugly’ is being over crowded with ‘beautiful’ people. It wasn't enough that I have been rejected from society but now it seems that I can...
    Dayjahvoo Dayjahvoo 31-35, M 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    In high school most students had negative reactions towards my appearance. A girl pointed at me and said "he's my boyfriend he's hot" the other girl said "ew" which really offended...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I have never felt beautiful in my entire 19 years. A few years ago, my cousins who I have always been close to told me I was ugly. I felt really horrible and my self-esteem...
    willneverbepretty willneverbepretty 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I know I'm ugly. Tell all signs you might be ugly. 1. You are in late 30 either have had 1 partner or none 2. You always get friend zoned. 3. Even the nieghbirhood pro...
    socalsissi socalsissi 36-40, T 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    one time when I was in 6 or 7 grade there were two girls sitting on the city bus in the wayyyyy back. They were pretty but I'm not sure if they were older than me. I think they...
    addictedtoashx3 addictedtoashx3 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I always feel so ugly, i have no idea why! but it's just that all the girls and friends around me are perfect by the way they dress the way they look and by their make up, i never...
    yaraavt yaraavt 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I don't feel fat and ugly, I know that I am but what makes it bad is how people treat someone like me. But I am doing my best to be in shape because being fat can cause health...
    sleepingbloop sleepingbloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I am ugly. I am a skinny ***** I weight 100 pounds I have an ugly Face I am 5'4 and I am 13 years old nothing fits me well everything fits me bad and all of my friends rock their...
    poop72777334 poop72777334 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    What Is Ugly About Me To You I Would Like To Know? Here's Sum Reasons I've Heard And Why I Think Im Ugly: I Have No Curves Im Skinny And Tall I Have Acne Not To Bad And Not To...
    jordan1hunnit jordan1hunnit 13-15 Mar 23

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    People say in cute but if u do then that's ok but I just don't agree I haven't had many bfs and I don't get asked out I've been asked out by ugly boys and rejected them Look at...
    Tomboyali13 Tomboyali13 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Okay. So I have this friend who is just very unattractive. But see she gets ALL the boys! Everybody wants to talk to her! But the thing about it is that she's somewhat outgoing but...
    fatty234 fatty234 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 26

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    Am I ugly? I've always been called ugly by MANY people
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 27

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    There are about 15 people who told me that I'm ugly and really meant. I guess that's why I feel ugly. I hate everyone right now.
    gummybearhuh gummybearhuh 13-15, F 7 Responses Mar 28

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    But usually it's not a problem. I also think part of my problem is my ****** personality. I know this is an experience that you have all probably read before and I'm sorry if this...
    JustTiggz JustTiggz 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm so ugly, but that's okay, 'cause so are you ... We've broken our mirrors Sunday morning is everyday for all I care ... And I'm not scared Light my candles, in a daze 'Cause I...
    KiritoKazuto KiritoKazuto 18-21, M Mar 30

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    I think I am ugly Every time I look in a mirror I frown or become sad I have no idea what my BF Sees in me I also can't stand pictures of me I look ugly n weird in them I...
    Weirdgirl218 Weirdgirl218 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I find myself unattractive, and unfortunately, that opinion might not ever change. However, I'm actually starting to get over some of my insecurities, and becoming more comfortable...
    xMina97x xMina97x 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    All my life I have been homeschooled. I grew up being bullied by my siblings and cousins because I was the second youngest, they left my younger cousin alone because he was really...
    Br0KenWhisper Br0KenWhisper 13-15, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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    i have alway had a low self esteem ever since i noticed i was missing little parts of hair from my head.i was sent to the doctor and they said i had alopecia(partial or complete...
    findtheescape2 findtheescape2 13-15, F Mar 22

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    I do wish I was pretty, or rather I wish I "felt" pretty, but I have never felt pretty in my entire life. I have plenty of people in my past life, who made it next to impossible to...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3