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Bullying. Jodee Blanco. Somebody does understand.
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Please Stop Laughing at Me... Journal
A Safe Place for Us to Talk

Author: Jodee Blanco

"I turned to my safest companion, my journal. It was the only place where I could honestly express myself how I felt without the fear of being judged. Writing saved me from being swallowed by sorrow."

-Jodee Blanco, from Please Stop Laughing at Me...

"You're not alone - someone else does understand.
And that someone is me..."

It's an honor to meet you. My name is Jodee Blanco. From fifth grade through high school, I was the kid no one would hang out with, the one everybody made fun of and excluded. Now matter how hard I tried, I didn't fit in, for the same reason maybe you struggle with your classmates too... simply for being different.

I know what it's like to be the butt of mean jokes, to have people who you thought were your friends turn on you, to long for invitations to parties that never come... I understand what you're going through, I travel to schools across the country sharing my story with students, and I spend hours listening to their stories too.

Its time for me to listen to you now. Whatever you've been afraid to talk about with anyone else, you can share right here in these pages. It's between you and me.

Let's get started!