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I Was Once An Ugly Duckling

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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 head was too big, then it was too squared, then it was too round, then my teeth were too big, then they were too far apart from each...
    tianajade tianajade 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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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 world. First of all, the kids on my father’s side of the family are born with a gap between the two front teeth. Mine closed up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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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 I used to get made fun of . They would pretend to go out with me and then break up with me saying "did you really think I would date you, look...
    dawn11235 dawn11235 16-17, F Mar 31, 2014

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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, and became the lovely butterfly:) And all of us, one way or another, are beautiful butterflies and Swans...we all have to wait for our time to come...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2009

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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 they would let me in. Even for a day. I used to be laughed at, pushed, called names, I had no female friends. I was hurt. I played with cars...
    beautifulbynature beautifulbynature 16-17, F Jun 22, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31, 2014

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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 crooked teeth). I HAD is the key word a friend who was popular and didn't help the situation by asking the popular guys...
    LoveIsJesusChrist LoveIsJesusChrist 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    I use to get made fun of

    when I was younger for a long time. I think that's why I am the way I am. And sometimes I still feel that way...
    amadchic amadchic 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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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 very well. It was always a big frizzy mess. Just to make it even more awkward, I dressed goth for a few years too...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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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 moved to a new place in 5th grade, and I turned into an "ugly shrew" or a "b****". I was an active and quite talented...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 61-65, M Oct 21, 2012

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    when you ugly and you know it clap yo hands!! one two!! when you ugly and you know it clap yo hands! one two!! when you ugly and you know it but you give no fvck about it, when you...
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    For some reasons, I feel ugly about myself. Sometimes, I would feel like people on the streets are looking at me, judging my looks. Or they might just have felt my conscious about...
    sxyylove sxyylove 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    i know im fat and short (im 4'11 and 260lbs). i feel so ugly and disgusting, i dont have a full size mirror in my room, i dont show my body to my bf i have no confidence and i just...
    rebornlover101 rebornlover101 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I Reflect On Life I was a victim of molestation at a young age. Homeless and had a Druggie parent. I never told anyone about this until a few months ago because I always felt...
    Salyssasalenee Salyssasalenee 18-21, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    This ain't for the faint of heart, so you've been warned... When I was four years old, not only was I diagnosed with mild Autism, (which would eventually become high-functioning...
    RayMasters181 RayMasters181 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    hey guys... just saying it here because i cant sya this nobody because im so ugly so i dont have friends or best friends... So my sister is bigger than me for 1.5 years , i am the...
    Worldwider Worldwider 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I was little my mom was a nurse. She would leave and I would get sad, she would tell me to go get in my step dad's bed so I would go back to sleep, that was okay for a while...
    42chwgca 42chwgca 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I was little I'd always loved going to my cousins house. No matter how much begging it took from both my brother and I we'd fight onwards with our dad until we won the battle...
    Peanut18 Peanut18 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've been upset many times in my life. But during and recently after high school I would have episodes a few times per year. The most recent one was back in 2015. It was close to...
    ACMJC ACMJC 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I really do. I am 30 but get told I look 17-18 ALL the time. When I am at work, my hair always looks messy, I often look tired and I just look like a young teen. I hate the...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Recently I have been piecing history together. Putting the pieces together of Nostradamus, the things I was "taught" in history, current laws and debates etc. it's all very...
    glitternglamxo glitternglamxo 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I get bullied everyday day at school. I don't have any friends because everyone that shows me any kindness gets made fun of. It's because my family is poor so when I was younger I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses 5 days ago

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    Snapshots A hand held gently Thumb skimming knuckles A kiss spun out To stop time Mingled breath Eyes searching eyes A touch that reaches inside... Moments they are Tiny...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I once believed there was a good in everyone, and it still effects me.
    Addy123x Addy123x 13-15, M Feb 4

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    stop trying to pretend big is beautiful.. this is what happens when people can't lose weight.. they try to turn it around and make being fat a cool new trend. What happened to the...
    Cocrispy Cocrispy 22-25, M 5 Responses Feb 4

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    I've been called cute before by several people (I'm a guy lol) and I don't see it. maybe it's because my self esteem was brought down when I was 7 because u was overweight. I have...
    Fainmail67 Fainmail67 13-15, M Feb 3

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    Someone once told me that Mexicans got across the border in a human catapult machine. They pulled up some picture on google and I was completely sold. I believed that until...
    AprilRobertaLudgate AprilRobertaLudgate 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm afraid to walk out of the house, because I don't want anyone to see my hideous face. I just took some pictures of myself and they're truly hideous. How can I work through...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 3

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    I find it hard to accept when people call me cute, handsome beautiful or any sort of nice compliment about my looks. All I can see is an ugly man staring back at me when I look...
    EnglandsAnswer EnglandsAnswer 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    I have been called cute... but I think I'm so ugly!
    Dem52 Dem52 13-15, M 9 Responses Feb 3

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    I'm ugly af (probably why I don't have a bf) but for some reason ppl keep saying I'm "cute"
    lgbtkid13 lgbtkid13 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    Okay, so I never thought I'd share this story I mean I know this is what this website is for but... I just thought that was too personal to be shared but I've realized that I can't...
    gloomykidd gloomykidd 13-15, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    and I still am shy but not as bad as I used to be
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F Jan 31

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    i think i'm ugly but i don't know for sure. the first time i was called ugly was when i was in 7th grade. my cousin who is three years younger than me called me ugly. at the time i...
    iimjustagirl iimjustagirl 70+, F Jan 30

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    I'm 26 yrs and 5'8 most people think that's tall for a woman but I'm a woman who's been overweight her whole life. I grew up tomboyish I had no female role model to look up to so...
    Freakydreams89 Freakydreams89 26-30, F Jan 28

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    It's a long story quite ugly. It involved a male friend of my Mother's. I don't see her anymore.
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    A Haunting Spanking. I have so far not written about my home spankings because it has been too painful. However, now I am finally able to share. I did not get many spankings...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 12 Responses Jan 27

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    A Haunting Spanking. I have so far not written about my home spankings because it has been too painful. However, now I am finally able to share. I did not get many spankings...
    julietx julietx 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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    I was the shy quiet kid, when someone began bullying me I got angry pretty easily and never reacted well or handled it well...so that made more people come and mess with me. It was...
    Jason947 Jason947 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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