What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
“Most people don’t know that I was born with disabilities like ADHD and Autism. Most people don’t know that I have been mean my whole life and I’ve had a bunch of childhood trauma from family and school. Mainly elementary school were my most traumatizing years. Kids bullied me, I was attacked. But now since I’ve entered high school it’s been a lot better.”
How has school changed since you’ve been here at Venice?
“It has changed a lot from when I was down in San Diego. I moved up here the summer of 2017 and it’s been pretty great up here to be honest. It’s been hard to make friends but I’ve made a couple of good ones since I’ve started freshman year.”
What is one specific event that has affected you the most?
“In middle school, I was assaulted in the locker room. I was attacked by a kid that got angry at me over something. He hit me and banged me against the locker and that is what traumatized me going into the locker room. Kids made fun of me in there for my weight.”
What have you learned from those experiences?
“I’ve learned to not upset people or do anything stupid and to just ignore them. That’s why I’m insecure in high school; I try to avoid large crowds. I’m not really out there, I would like to be but I really can’t because I’m paranoid.”
What do want to do in the future?
“I want to be an ESL (electronic sports league) board player. Competitive gaming, playing Fortnite, Super Smash Bros. and Overwatch. It seems like the most fun thing to do.”
What has been the happiest point of your life?
“I like coming to this school because it’s a lot better, seeing everyone is so friendly. That is probably one of the happiest things. Just coming to this school and getting out of San Diego because everyone sucked in San Diego.”