So often disabled kids and LGBTQ kids are tormented, teased, and excluded. Some of them kill themselves. What would have happened if others were there for them?
A 19-year-old, transgender, woman of color is the latest transgender teenager to take her own life. We will never forget Melonie Rose #MelonieRose.
It doesn’t get better if you have a disability. You just learn to deal with it and hope one day people learn to treat you like a human being.
When I went to school, I was bullied for being fat, disabled, walking funny, dressing funny, having a weird family, and so many other things. I have felt the pain of a suicidal teen. We need to step in and prevent bullying before this epidemic of hate and intolerance gets worse.