He just wanted to look good, to live by his own definition of beauty.
But the bullies at school are bent on making him feel ugly and embarrassed. They taunted him with hateful remarks and scrawled insults on his clean, white uniform.
They know what he’s hiding, and uses his shame it to torment him.
He’s terrified, angry, and hurt, but who can he confide in? He’s too humiliated to even tell his mum.
He endures the abuse alone. The only way he coped was by steering clear of the bullies, to flee whenever they approach.
But of course, a mother knows when her son is miserable…
And if she’s not ashamed of him, why should he be?
She teaches him the best defence — self-acceptance.
It would be the last day he’ll ever be bullied for being different.