After a mother shared a heart-wrenching story describing the bullying her 16-year-old daughter endured, people are rallying behind her family and trying to abolish shaming once and for all.
Lulu is a 16-year-old who suffers a condition which has left her severely damaged and broken hair. According to her mother, her appearance made her turn to protective hair styles.
"[Lulu] had been so ashamed of her appearance that she had taken to wearing wigs in an effort to still feel beautiful. We all know how easy it is to feel insecure at age 16," Lulu's mother wrote on Instagram.
In the same post, her mother detailed a bet several students had to remove Lulu's wig and humiliate her.
"These kids not only tore her wig off in the middle of school, but video taped it. They followed her to the bathroom as she screamed and cried and proceeded to tape her OVER the stall as she cried and begged for her wig,"Lulu's mother wrote.
"Later I had to take her to the hospital for abrasions and whiplash."
Although Lulu endured an experience no one should have to face, she was determined not to let her bullies win, and decided to shave her head.
"I admire the strength and beauty of my little Lulu and know that she will inspire many others even through this difficult time in her life," her mother wrote.
"The teen suicide rate has now DOUBLED and bullying has played a HUGE Role.
If you have a teen in this situation, continue to uplift them and let them know that they are strong and beautiful and can own their insecurities and take control rather than being controlled."
"#SayNoToShaming2018," Lulu's mother added.
"Please share if you have a teen who needs to know they are beautiful no matter what! Bullies will not win in 2018."
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