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A video where an 8th grade student talks about the challenges she face with bullying is generating a lot of discussions on the web.
"Ugly, stupid, dumb: these are just a few of the things you called me," said 13-year-old Kalani, at the start of the video. "Every day, you say these things to me."
The video was shared onto Facebook by a woman named Regina Goldberg, who claims to be Kalani's mother.
"She is smart. She is funny. She is kind. she is quirky. She is creative. She is talented. She is everything you could ever hope for in a daughter, a sister, and a friend. She is all of these wonderful things and yet there are those who make it a priority to tell her otherwise," Goldberg wrote in the post.
In the post, Goldberg said her daughter loves science, respects her teachers, and generous, which meant some will see her as a nerd, "suck up", and "a doormat", respectively. In addition, Goldberg said her daughter wears t-shirts and hoodies, plays an instrument, does not wear makeup, and does not have access to social media, traits which some reportedly see as negatives.
"Obviously, not all, but enough to affect her in such a way that has devastated me as a parent," Goldberg wrote. "My daughter is being bullied and she is hurting. My sweet little girl is suffering and she wants the world to know."
"Everyday, I wear your words, and everyday, it hurts," said Kalani, who was seen crying towards the end of the video. "Everyday, you are hurting me. Everyday, you are hurting each other. I don't want to wear your words anymore, so please stop. Stop hurting me."
In the post, Goldberg said she had no idea what her daughter was going through until recently, and was left shocked and heartbroken in a way she never thought was possible.
"She wants other kids like her to know they are not alone," said Goldberg, as she asked others to watch the video with their kids, talk about it, listen to their kids, and acknowledge what they have to say.
As of the afternoon of March 1, video was viewed over 8,700 times on Facebook, and was shared by 241 Facebook users.
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