04/21/2014 09:16 am ET Updated Apr 21, 2014

I Was A Childhood Bully

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When I was 7 years old and in gymnastics class, one of my classmates fell off the balance beam during our final performance. She turned red with humiliation. I laughed and yelled, “she meant to fall over the beam, but she fell under the beam!” over and over, until everyone else was laughing too.

When I was 13, I hijacked my friend’s yearbook and scratched “ugly bitch” on everyone’s face who I thought was ugly. And a bitch.

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