Years 1 - 10: Before I went to school I never thought twice about my traits/genes, about how tall or short I was, about my appearance, about how I dressed. When I started going to school I noticed that I was the shortest in the class, and this was the first thing that I was bullied for, my height. From years 1 - 10 I had always been the shortest in my class and non-stop I would get short jokes and name-called related to being short. Not only was I short in general but I was short for my age which made things worse and I felt very insecure ever since about my height.
Year 11 - Now: When I hit year 11 I was no longer the shortest in my class so I had started to feel less insecure about it but still due to the fact I was shorter than the average 16 year old at the time, I was still bullied about it, even by my own friends. After a period of time, I was beginning to be bullied about my race. Even thought I was born in New Zealand, I had more genes from my mothers side than my dad's. My mum being Peruvian and my dad being British. Even though it didn't seem like a big deal but my friends referred to me as Mexican because of my Latino looks which I always seemed to take offence to that because I was in fact more South American. So not only did I feel insecure about my height but I started to feel more insecure by the way I look. This continued until the end of school. After school I became more outgoing and confident with myself due to the friends I now hang out with and I use my height and my south american blood to my advantage and use it as gift than an insecurity.