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Jessica is really skinny. She started going through puberty and developing in certain ways but she’s flat chested. There’s just not much happening with that for her. Also, she hasn’t gotten her period yet, and so those two things – her being a late bloomer – have the girls at her school, and in her grade, making fun of her.
It really all started all the way back in 4th grade. This was when all the other girls started developing, and she didn’t. Her friends started getting curves, real curves, while Jessica stayed undeveloped or underdeveloped, and flat. And that’s when people made fun of her and when all of a sudden she looked just a little bit different than the other girls around her. Because she was a late bloomer, they really insulted her.
The insults kelpt coming, so she did what she had always been told to do when kids make fun of you or bully you, she went to a trusted adult to tell them, a Teacher looking for advice. But the Teacher just told her to try to ignore it. And, even though she tried, it turned out to be almost impossible – she saw these kids every day, where they made fun of her flat chest and skinny body – called her “flat,” and “ironing board” and "little boy". And the hard part of it was, some of these kids who teased and made fun of her were her friends, or at least they used to be.
They would always have these private girl talk moments where they would discuss their periods and how much and how quickly they were developing, and whenever Jessica would try to join the conversation they would stop talking, or just tell her “you wouldn’t know what we’re talking about.”
In 6th grade, everything got much harder because for some reason, all at once, all the girls in her grade started getting bigger, and curvier, and just started looking more like young women than little girls. And the boys started noticing – a lot. And when the boys started paying attention to that stuff, they also joined in on the teasing and taunting. More names – “toothpick,” “popsicle stick,” and “board,” and she didn’t know what to do.
At one point she had the bright idea that if she just ate more she would put on some pounds and they would turn into curves, but all that did was make her full and sick, and finally, her grandparents put a stop to it. They told her to eat as she always had, and to try to be okay with her body, and that worked for awhile, in fact, things were okay up until she got to 8th grade.
In 8th grade, absolutely everyone had started really developing, like well on their way, and even though Jessica had started down her own path through puberty she still hadn’t gotten her period and even though her chest wasn’t 100% flat anymore, there still wasn’t enough up there to notice. Her chest just hadn't developed yet.
It wouldn’t have been too much of a problem if people didn’t feel the need to go around flaunting their new bodies and all their curves, but Jessica felt like at her school that’s what everybody did whenever they had the chance. But then Jessica discovered padded bras, that made it look like there was more there than there really was, which was fine by her. But, trying it out, and trying really hard to look curvy, everyone noticed what she was up to and they still teased her. One day at lunch a boy in her class told her she looked like a second grader, and even though she laughed it off, inside she felt like she couldn’t take it anymore. She went home that day and cried for hours, and the next day she pretended to be sick so she wouldn’t have to go to school, all because she was flat chested and a late bloomer.
Home from school she was bored, so she decided to just wander around YouTube and ended up finding tons of inspirational stories about body image and puberty and development and really just about loving and respecting your self and your body no matter what the mirror shows you. "I am who I am" she thought. And I love myself for that.
From that moment on, she stopped caring what other people thought, and ignoring what they said. All she cares about is that she loves herself no matter what!
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tbh i wish i could say i have not started my period or i dont have big tits but i do sadly I aM CoNFuSiOn YoU GeT BUlLiEd FoR HaViNG No TiTs aNd NoT HaVinG a PeRiOd AnD I GeT BuLlIeD FoR HaViNg TiTs AnD A PeRiOd TwT the only person who does not bully me are my girlfriend and my 16 other friends
Wow,In sixth grade its still flat.Girl your so lucky i wish mine is flat too.It hurts when someone bump you.And period is annoying!!I wish i had your situation.Plus I'm been making fun for being an early bloomer.
You can't beat yourself up just because you didn't develop in fourth grade. That's way too young anyway. I don't understand why people want to grow up so fast. Do random kids stuff. Get in trouble for horsplaying inside the house. Play soccer, basketball, or any other sport. Draw something meaningful to you and have your parents put it on the refrigerator. Dance in the funkiest way you know how with the ones you love. Seriously, making someone feel less than you is just wrong. We believe that they're the new generation who's going to make things right by fixing the past's wrong. I'm not talking about anybody as a whole though I while I do see children as angels as a whole, I'm talking about individuals that go out of there way just to insult another human being.
I had the exact same problem as her but I figured out why girls in my 3rd and fourth grade class had boobs and periods. XD most of them were poorer . like they were fine finically but were all on govt funds or both parents worked, as a result their parents spent less attention to the diet of their kids. because of that they ate nothing but junk food and boxed foods . allot of these kinds of foods have a chemical that leaks out of soft plastics while being in the factory .that chemical (forgot name) causes increased estrogen levels and caused everyone to mature faster . my gparents made sure I ate right because of my ADHD . also im sure your ethnic background and genetics play a role in things too. but I kinda use the fact that they ate more junk food than me as a way to cope with the bullying I went through .
I had the most akward conversation the other day. So, I was wearing my THICC hoodie, and crossed my arms underneath it. I wanted to be warmer, thats why. Then, one of my friends was like, "don't do that." And i ask why. she struggles to find words and one random girl running by yelled out, "It looks like you have boobs!" lmao. I died.
Hey look it's not your looks in any form especially when it comes to women's parts. Our society says that women are only sex object and they should and need to show there parts and it's not right. The character and heart of a person is what's important.
I'm 22 almost flat and I'm soo happy with it, you always get your size you don't have to wear bra or anything like this, you don't get chest tightness when the dress is bet smaller than your size, you feel free and it's so comfortable to me the way I am, and I don't want to change it
"People that have already gone to puberty made fun of me for being a late bloomer"
Me: They made fun of you for not having ur cycle yet? ( You might already have it ) Puberty and ur cycle sucks! ( If u don't know what ur cycle is well..... Search it up *girls* Bc it only happens go girls not boys )
I am a late bloomer, no butt, no boobs, no period. I am literally a stick, and i am 13 about to turn 14 in March, and like all of my friends already had boobs in the 4 grade and got their period in the sixth grade, and i kinda feel left out. Sorry that sounded soooo sappy, but ya bye, have a nice night 😁
My "friends" make fun of me too, because I haven't gotten my period yet. But I am a year younger than them, and they just seem to ignore that fact! It makes me cry a lot that they just won't realise that yes, I am different. For a reason. I would absolutely despise myself if I was like them. I mean, it's sad that they need to mock me and step on my feelings so that they feel better. It's so goddarn sad