My name is Arriebelle. I was born premature. I was also born with a disability called 22Q. I was not able to walk or talk until I was (4) My dad was in & out of my life, mostly out . I could not breath so well I had to have heart surgery . I almost did not make it.
22q11.2 deletion syndrome - The features of this syndrome vary widely, even among members of the same family, and affect many parts of the body. Characteristic signs and symptoms may include birth defects such as congenital heart disease, defects in the palate, most commonly related to neuromuscular problems with closure (velo-pharyngeal insufficiency), learning disabilities, mild differences in facial features, and recurrent infections. (Wiki)
My dream is to become a singer/actress. I’m from a small town where everyone talks. I’m a sweet girl who loves to sing . I’m a true Southern Belle. I was bullied through out Elementary ,Middle & High School . I was called the same names over & over again. I was called Fat, Ugly & Retarded. WORDS REALLY DO HURT . I was struggling with cutting , an eating disorder and suicide.
I had family, friends & trust issues.
I would make my self sick.
I would lie a lot.
They told me I could sing then I could not sing. I had a heart line I wanted to cover it up . I HATED When people would look at it . I HATED when people would talk down to me . I hated when my friends were talked down too . Just because we have a disability does not mean you can talk down to us. We understand what you are talking about.
I felt so ugly that I would cut myself.
I felt so fat that I would not eat for hours & hours until I felt sick. I would make my self sick just so I would not have to go to school . I had a teacher who said I did things for attention, she told me that my mom was tired of me being sick . I never did stuff for attention. It was a cry for help.
I started cutting in middle school that is how bad it was.
The kids would pick on me just so others would not pick on them. I stopped cutting in 9th grade but started cutting again in 10th grade. 11th grade was okay but so stressful. I stopped cutting but I felt like I had nothing to live for.
I read & saw that Demi Lovato was getting herself help. She really inspired me to get my own self help and to help others as well . 12th grade I’m proud to say that it has been over almost 2 years since I’ve not hurt my self . Demi Lovato has always been my Role Model & will always be . But I’m still struggling to feel beautiful .
My family is getting better . I’ve better friends who do not leave me out. If anyone need help please feel free to email me at email@example.com. I would be glade to help you out.
I’m now trying to STOP BULLYING. I’m proud to say that I did a video at school talking about my struggles & how I over come it . I’ve inspired people to get help . My school is getting better . I’m even friends with some of the people who made fun of me .
I also have a YouTube channel called xoPrincess Arriebelle . My self-harm/bullying *~StayingStrong~* Story is on there. I really hope to meet Demi Lovato 1day or sing with her. I’m still going to follow my dreams.
If you feel like you are alone , you are not alone. Everyone is beautiful. The only scars that I have is my heart line now. I’m proud to show it . If it was not for that scar I would not be here .
My boyfriend & friends are trying there best to help me to feel beautiful . I love my mom she is the best .She helps me out as much as she can. I really hope that my story would inspired you to get help, you can do it . STOP BULLYING.
Helping others is a way to help me. Sometimes when I do get stressed out or feel sick & feel down. I always tell myself that I’m a role model to many people out there who has a disability.
Please if you are struggle with self-harm or bullying please tell someone, get help fast . I’m very lucky to be here today.