It started in my teens. The first time I saw the words “human rights” in the same sentence as my name was when I was 13. I was one of the only girls in my class so I had to go to the bathroom alone in order to use the restroom. When I came back, I was asked by the teacher to write a letter to the principal of my school.
I wrote a letter to the principal which I’ve never sent to anyone else. In it, I stated that I was a high school student without the right to free speech and to be seen in public. I described how I had been bullied on numerous occasions in school, and that I had never intended to hurt anyone, that it was all just a misunderstanding between two friends. I wrote that if I was ever made to do something, I would do everything in my power to let someone know.
The letter that was printed on the front page of the newspaper where I wrote it, and then read all over the country, was not what I expected. It was a letter to the principal.
The letter was basically a list of the bullying tactics that I had used in that school. On the back of it, it said, “Read the letter.” I have yet to see that letter, so I never received a copy. After reading it, I realized that it wasn’t quite what I had been hoping for, and I was pretty upset when my school principal told me there was nothing I could do.
The front page of the newspaper also said that the school had sent a letter to the principal that the principal said the school would be sending. That was a pretty clear statement to the face of the school. It was a pretty clear statement that the school was sending.
The letter was a way of showing the school that we didnt want the school to send the letter, but it wasnt sent. It was sent to the principal’s office. I was pretty upset by that. I was pretty upset because I wanted the letter sent, and I was pretty upset because I thought that sending it would be a way for the school to show that it was a non-issue. In the end though, I was just very upset.
That was my reaction. I felt like the school was basically saying “we don’t care that you’re upset, we just want you to stop being upset.” Or something like that.
I think that’s the wrong reaction. The message to your parents is “we don’t know what’s going on, you should stay out of it.” I think that’s not the message to send.
Its not just sending a letter that sends a message, its sending a letter that sends a message to you. As you can see from the picture above, what I was upset about was the fact that I was being sent a letter that said the school was not going to help me with my personal issues. I dont know if that’s true, but thats not the message I was sent.
It is true that the letter states the school does not help students with personal issues, but it is not the message to send. I was sent a letter saying they would not help me with my issues, so I feel like the message was wrong. But it is true that the letter states the school does not help students with personal issues, but it is not the message to send.