We went to our local high school, to watch our daughter perform, the same one she will be attending as a ninth grader next year and I went in the bathroom, and saw this. Truth to be told, I was a
bit of a nerd ok, a big nerd in high school. I was Jesse Shlinkman.
When I saw this, I went back to the time where the bathroom wall poetry was about me. I wasn’t surprised by this, but my heart hurts. It hurts for Jesse and everyone like her, and for the girl who used a sharpie to spew venom. I can’t imagine our daughter writing something like this, and I certainly can’t imagine it being written about her.
If you are being bullied, talk to someone, a parent or a guidance counselor.
We only have one life to live. Be kind to one another. Don’t worry Jesse Shlinkman, it does get better.