In the vivid tapestry of childhood, where innocence and vulnerability interweave, few threads are as heart-wrenching as the presence of bullies. These figures, fueled by insecurities of their own, can cast long shadows over a young life, leaving imprints that resonate far beyond the schoolyard. Among the arsenal of hurtful tactics they employ, none cuts quite as deep as the barbs aimed at a child’s appearance.
Recently, one mom, Vidya Gopalan, shared her process for making sure her 12-year-old daughter isn’t bullied for her beautiful Indian facial hair.
She helps her daughter shave her eyebrows and upper lip so other kids can’t make fun of them.
Mother: I remember getting made fun of when I was your age.