I Was Made Fun Of For Being A Late Bloomer

  • Published: 20 March 2018
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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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  • XDMiaPiaGames #gamersquad29

    I’m very skinny
    If they call you “toothpick”, call them
    “Skippy jar”

    • Pau Valdemar
      Pau Valdemar  11 hours back

      0:43 "And some of them are even your friends"

      Yeah. I'm bullied for my height and my friends bully me more than other people.

      • Clara Benitez
        Clara Benitez  21 hours back

        Did anyone notice the eight looked like a boob like if u did

        • MR MEMEZ
          MR MEMEZ  1 days back

          4th grade.... ok its official the world is a giant meme

          • Hannahmend
            Hannahmend  1 days back

            *Who gets bullied for being a late bloomer and not having period?*

            • RoAsTeD ToAsT
              RoAsTeD ToAsT  1 days back

              *i was made fun of for being a late boomer*

              • Jake made cake!
                Jake made cake!  1 days back

                I like her

                • MeiLynn Teng
                  MeiLynn Teng  1 days back


                  • F.B.I
                    F.B.I  1 days back

                    Nice story for a chanell with a children audience im adding you in my fbi watch list have fun being watch 24hours a day

                    • Mya n
                      Mya n  1 days back

                      This the problem I have

                      • Felipa
                        Felipa  1 days back

                        Me wanna be a cereal box

                        • T S
                          T S  1 days back

                          I'm plus sized, a girl, with no boobs


                          • h i
                            h i  2 days back

                            1:18 look at the 8. it looks. um..... well you know

                            • Ghost Alexis
                              Ghost Alexis  2 days back

                              1:34 but in my school it was the other way around :Me: wait what that happened?

                              • Melanin Queen
                                Melanin Queen  2 days back

                                Girl you're much luckier than you think periods are gross and sticky it's like fricking Niagara Falls down there and big boobs are bad cause you have to wear annoying bras that hurt like hell

                                • Skyler Stevens
                                  Skyler Stevens  2 days back

                                  I thought the title said late boomer

                                  • Mikashia Mcclindon
                                    Mikashia Mcclindon  2 days back

                                    How dare he I’m a second grader😡😡😡

                                    • My cardinal is cute!
                                      My cardinal is cute!  2 days back

                                      1:18 are those boobs LMAO😂😂

                                      • pizzasauce
                                        pizzasauce  2 days back

                                        I don't have my period

                                        *Pro of being a late bloomer*

                                        No boobs

                                        *One of the cons*

                                        No Glow up yet


                                        • 【Athena Lim】
                                          【Athena Lim】  2 days back

                                          1:19 is a lil uh well disgusting well because it's literally breasts and some pretty young kids are watching but pls don't comment "oH kIdS thEsE dAYs knOWs tHeeSe thIngs AlrEady" like c'mon it's still kinda weird

                                          • im noahh
                                            im noahh  2 days back

                                            I though the title said boomer.

                                            • Kagamine _Købayashi
                                              Kagamine _Købayashi  3 days back

                                              I’m *nine* (yes nine) and I’m wearing a teenager bra so I could be getting my period any second

                                              • The Heavenly Floof UwU

                                                Last time I watched this, I didn’t have friends, now I have two friends, one of them is a late bloomer, she tells me sometimes that people make fun of her for not having a chest, they even sometimes ask her if she wears a bra, even the boys. She would answer no, and they just laugh away, even though I am not a late bloomer, I still feel sympathetic about her, and this story back then did not make sense, but now I have a good friend who does...

                                                • Rachael Olivia
                                                  Rachael Olivia  3 days back


                                                  It was normal to develop at 10 at your school? Lucky (people began developing in 6th grade and I started in 5th)

                                                  • Matthew Garvin
                                                    Matthew Garvin  3 days back

                                                    Jesus fucking Christ she had boobs in 4th grade.

                                                    • Popcorn Panic
                                                      Popcorn Panic  3 days back

                                                      I can relate. But I see it as a good thing. Here’s why:

                                                      (1) people don’t give you unwanted sexual attention
                                                      (2) it’s easier shopping for clothes
                                                      (3) no back pain

                                                      • Melanie Camacho
                                                        Melanie Camacho  3 days back

                                                        It's ok girl I don't have my periode too and I'm in 6th grade

                                                        • Lovelys Builds
                                                          Lovelys Builds  3 days back

                                                          Wow, why is my life like hers?

                                                          • Miss Floof
                                                            Miss Floof  3 days back

                                                            You should be grateful for not having blood spilling out of your pussy so much that it you have to wear an adult diaper that sticks to your pubic hairs and just sit in a puddle of your own blood for 7 days straight...cause that's weird right?

                                                            • Water Loves Melons
                                                              Water Loves Melons  3 days back

                                                              Why did I read this as I Was Made Fun Of For Being A Late *Boomer*

                                                              • ୨୧ snxwball ୨୧

                                                                Title: *I Was Made Fun Of For Being A Late Bloomer*
                                                                ... *Sabre Norris Entered The Chat*

                                                                • C2 Gaming
                                                                  C2 Gaming  3 days back

                                                                  I get made fun of for being flat too 😕

                                                                  • Rolling sky Playz
                                                                    Rolling sky Playz  4 days back

                                                                    When it said whenI was in 8th grade the 8 looks like boobs..

                                                                    • showman139
                                                                      showman139  4 days back

                                                                      Mans inhumanity speaks volumes. We should all look for body acceptance and we can find it in naturism.

                                                                      • stinky Oh oh
                                                                        stinky Oh oh  4 days back

                                                                        I thought the bloomer said boomer 🗿

                                                                        • Kae Rinまで
                                                                          Kae Rinまで  4 days back

                                                                          Dude I have the same problem

                                                                          Mostly with friends

                                                                          And I cry too damn I’ll hug u

                                                                          • Moon J
                                                                            Moon J  4 days back

                                                                            I started having puberty at 8

                                                                            • Jimmy Valencia
                                                                              Jimmy Valencia  4 days back

                                                                              For 8th grade are those boobs

                                                                              • exo's lost potato
                                                                                exo's lost potato  4 days back

                                                                                This is the only story channel is telling *true* stories

                                                                                • QWERTY ?
                                                                                  QWERTY ?  5 days back

                                                                                  Me being an early bloomer: ....lucky you 😔

                                                                                  • its_yo_girl_ evelyn
                                                                                    its_yo_girl_ evelyn  5 days back

                                                                                    That is literally meee

                                                                                    • Cursed
                                                                                      Cursed  6 days back

                                                                                      Ok I know this comment may be rude but out of all the things they could have made fun of her for being flat they didn't say she looked like a character from paper mario.

                                                                                      • Hayley Rankin
                                                                                        Hayley Rankin  6 days back

                                                                                        Literally the worst thing at school happened to me. I was at school like normal and that one popular girl who thinks she is curvy started a conversation about how apparently her ass was so huge and she couldn’t fit any pants because her butt was too big. And then she said to me, u wear tiny sized pants and I just sat there and said “these pants don’t really fit me I think they’re a bit too small” and she had the audacity to grab the end of my shorts are pull super tight so that there was a gap between my leg and pants then she said “these pants are way to big for you because ur ass is tiny... I cried a lot that day ✌🏻 btw ur a legend if u read this entire thing

                                                                                        • lisa
                                                                                          lisa  6 days back

                                                                                          I HAVE THE SAME STORY KSSJJSJSJAJAJ

                                                                                          • David Bosy
                                                                                            David Bosy  6 days back

                                                                                            I'm an early bloomer and I hate it. The ironic thing is that I'm nonbinary and I hate my body. My breasts started devoleping before everyone else's. It makes ne really sad.

                                                                                            • icy glyce
                                                                                              icy glyce  6 days back

                                                                                              " I want to be bigger"

                                                                                              Trust me

                                                                                              You don't

                                                                                              Do you want you're chest to bounce at gym class and the boys to start staring? Or wear a big bra while you're changing at then all the girls stare?

                                                                                              I don't think so

                                                                                              How do I know?

                                                                                              Because I'm the only, yes only, person in my class who has puberty

                                                                                            • Depraved_Susi
                                                                                              Depraved_Susi  6 days back

                                                                                              Ok *Bloomer*

                                                                                              • Isabella Krautstrunk
                                                                                                Isabella Krautstrunk  7 days back

                                                                                                why would you make fun of her having your period sucks ass and having boobs makes *everything* and *anything* involving physical activity hurt
                                                                                                *not to mention that if your chest is larger, EVERYTHING, INCLUDING WALKING, IS A LITERAL HELL WITHIN ITSELF.*