Before I was introduced to TWE, I was a depressed teenager going through puberty and dealing with bullying too. When someone would ask me about where I would see myself in the future I would answer, “Well, it’s a blur to me and I don’t see it being a positive one”.
Being bullied would be hard for anyone who has ever experienced it and that would make them feel so low in themselves, this is what it done to me! I was being called names like ‘ginger-ninja’ or ‘fat’. This made me feel like I was nothing and that’s when I became depressed.
When Emily (founder of TWE) messaged me out the blue, saying she liked my posts I made on Twitter she wanted me to become a part of the team. This really put a smile on my face that the posts I create for my social media would also help others too.
I will admit I was scared about joining TWE because it was a new experience for me but I didn’t realise how much of a positive impact it would make on my life!
The team was really welcoming and gave me a chance to do what I loved, which was writing! I love writing my heart out and whatever comes to my mind I can make into an article.
I gained new skills like how to structure my articles and how to plan out my social media posts. These were handy skills to learn because now when I want to post something, I have a plan to follow!
Now, 5 years down the line I’ve gained so much confidence with my creative writing and I also made so many friends through Teenagers With Experience and these friends are ones for life! So, joining TWE has become a part of my life now and I couldn’t be more happy being a team member for them.
Teenagers With Experience is an organisation created to provide teenagers worldwide with an online platform to share their own experiences to be able to help, inform and educate others on a variety of different topics. We aim to provide a safe space to all young people. You can contact us via email, social media or our contact form found on our home page.