"When I'm at school I'm usually one year younger than all of my friends. I dont think much of it and maybe they dont either. People have always teased me because I act differently than they do. When I was little I would cry about it. But now, even though I'm going through an even harder life, I ignore what the people around me say. I cheer myself up by reading my comic books, watching cartoons, and drawing pictures. "...Because even when your heart hurts the most, you have to continue to fight your battles. If you ignore the pain, you will most likely drown in your own tears." That's what I always remind myself of!"
Rebecca, age 13
"If somebody provokes me into wanting to fight, I think to myself they are not worth it and walk away!!"