From Melissa D: i was bullied for most of my life. kept a lot of it to myself and started believing everything everyone would say about me. my self confidence was very low and i did somethings I’m not very proud of. up until i was 19, i was pretty much alone until i met my boyfriend. he’s my rock and helps me feel more comfortable in my skin. even though he’s there, i still battled my inner demons of insecurities. when demi lovato first came out back in camp rock, i felt a bond with her.
when she came forward last year with her battles, and got help and was honest about everything it really affected me. it made me respect her and idolize her even more. it made me feel that i wasn’t alone anymore and i was honest with my mom and boyfriend about some of the things i wasn’t proud of doing. every since then I’ve credited demi for helping me be honest and if she hadn’t come forward id probably still be doing things i shouldn’t. she affected me so much, that i got ‘stay Strong’ tattooed on my rib cage and have stuck with the saying ever since. of course it hurt but it was worth it.
..when i got to the del mar fair, i noticed girls waiting in line for the meet and greet so i walked up to the lady running it and asked her if i could still buy a meet and greet and she said yes. so i did. i pulled out the last bit of money in my savings account to pay for it. it didn’t feel real; i get to meet my idol? get to thank her for saving my life? show her she’s my inspriation for my tattoo? crazy feeling.
so i waited 2 hours. i could see her from far away. felt like christmas day. when you can’t wait to open a gift you’ve wanted for years. 5 closer. 2 feet closer. then the security says no talking, no autographs, and the photographer will email the photo the next day. i can only hope one day bulling stops and everyone can actually be happy and not feel pressure to be skinny, tall, short, gay, striaght, act and be happy with who they are.