Humans of CHS: November 2018 Edition
As a tribute to the social media blog " Humans of NY," the Falcon Press staff decided to create a spin -off entitled " Humans of CHS." Staff members will roam the halls weekly until they find a "human" with an inspirational bit of advice, unusual story to tell, or who simply wants to chat about life.
“When I was little, I hit my head on my dresser and had to have four stitches. Ever since, I have had a scar on my left eyebrow. The day after I got my stitches, I remember how nervous I was about coming back to school. I was scared that other kids would judge me because back then it wasn’t okay to look different than everybody else. When the jokes began, I was self conscious and sad all the time. My mom tried to convince me that my scar wasn’t anything to be embarrassed about but all I could think about was the hurtful names I was being called and the fingers being pointed at me. It wasn’t until high school that I became comfortable with my scar. A few students asked me what happened and while I was hesitant at first, I shared my story with them and my confidence began to grow again. It’s important to always talk about the things that you go through because talking to the right people can make you feel better about yourself and your situation. Being different is now something I’m grateful for. I now understand that it’s okay to be different than other people. It doesn’t matter how you look, what you wear, or how you talk, because everyone has something about them that makes them unique, and important to cherish those things.”