I was really touched lately by a autograph request and I was so touched that I had to share.
“Hello my name is Hillary and I am a huge fan of yours! You are my idol and I look up to you so much I love all of your books. I have overcome so many obstacles in my life such as ADHD, bullying, having a learning disability. A lot of people told me back in school that i wouldn’t be able to make it through school because I was different. I look up to you because you are different too and you embrace it. It would mean the world to me if you could send me an autograph”.
I wrote back to her telling her how touched I was and gave her some advice about the bullying. After all I myself had been bullied when younger and understood where she came from. I also managed to ask for an address where I could send her some goodies. I was happy that a short story really touched her the way it did and gave her some peace in a day that probably was chaotic. What I’ve noticed with this new generation of kids is that there are so many are bullied for stupid reasons. People are different, we come in different colors, shapes, and styles yet we haven’t learned to just deal and move on! No one should be discriminated for being different, we all bleed the same way.
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Denise Alicea is the owner of The Pen & Muse. A blog dedicated to promoting authors of all different genres and place to talk all things writing. She is also a writer, trainer, and volunteer who loves Apple products.