what a handsome child.
his eyes and his smile are infectious.
he isn’t with us anymore.
nigel shelby from alabama,
who was only 15,
killed himself after being bullied for his sexuality last week.
some stories i need a moment to process.
stuff like this is always so sad and triggering for me.
i hate we lost someone so young to other’s ignorance.
speaking of ignorance…
an alabama deputy,
who should know better,
is under fire for his alleged hatred.
jeff graves posted the alleged following in regards to nigel…
i love people are so ignorant on social media.
folks continue to show out for likes and get dragged.
jeff has been suspended for his ignorance.
HIT THOSE WALLETS!
so this is for my all my foxhole,
old and young,
who might be getting bullied for being who you are.
i was bullied pretty badly growing up.
i was a quiet fox who folks already assumed was different.
my bullies would torment me relentlessly.
i was even jumped because of it.
i’ve watched all my bullies get thrown in jail,
or live in irrelevancy.
they see me now and they scatter.
not because i’m “billy badass“,
but because they see a survivor.
i’ve survived a ton of shit growing up.
as uncomfortable as these moments are,
and as suicidal as i was,
i’m glad i didn’t actually go through with it.
all those situations helped shape my character.
i won’t font that you resort to violence,
but i will font you to never take your own life.
don’t ever let anyone who hurt you win.
killing yourself means that they won.
they succeeded in getting you out of here.
if you need to change schools like i did,
or even departments from work bullies,
then you need to do so.
no one is worth us losing you.
when you look back at the days you were bullied,
you will appreciate how strong it made you.
love you lots.
lowkey: it’s surprising how bullies are at work now.
if you’re feeling suicidal in any way…
available 24 hours every day