“I am not my ears”

In elementary school I started getting teased about my ears. They’re bigger than everyone else’s, and most of all, they stick out way more than anyone else’s. It really bothered me, and toward the end of elementary school and through junior high, bullies so cleverly nicknamed me “Dumbo.” I never ever wore my hair up, and I was careful about pushing it behind my ear in public. You never know who’s watching, right?

After hard times throughout junior high, I decided to be a different, more confident person in high school.  I slowly began wearing my hair up, even if a few overly confident peers pointed out my ears and laughed more than once, I knew I couldn’t let that make me miserable. Now I feel even more confident in who I am and what I choose to do, regardless of my “funny” ears.