Reactions to filming Stories of Us at Irving…
Before he came yesterday we talked about him a lot, then he came and was a nice man with a funny accent. He reached my expectations. Then we took pictures. I thought he was a fun person to be around. I have big expectations for the future of the movie.

I feel like I’m giving attention, work, and helping. I am also giving a fun side to class and high spirits. I like this thing we are doing because I feel like I can share knowledge and my personal beliefs and experiences. It is fun to give and learn knowledge in a class of 25 students because we have all been through 12, 13, or 14 years of life so we have done a lot of things. I feel gifted to be in a class with great people even though some may fight in the end we are all friends and some are family or close to it.

Bullying  is…
mean, angry, sad, low self-esteem, abused, forgot, alone, distant, mad, frustrated, hateful, offensive

I feel yesterday I was trying to get a part which I did so I am happy. You had different parts you had to perform. Like first I was B then I was C then we went back to class, but it was fun to perform and really let go and have fun. First at B I had to tell a story then C had to interrupt me and I had to show I didn’t like him. So I had to say shut up and A had to like try to get me to like him. I said no, I hate him he’s stupid and dumb, then at C I had to act like I wanted to be accepted into the coop people group.

Bullying experiences…
I remember…
The time I threw a ball at J--- and he cried.
The time I got attacked by my uncles air soft gun.
The time I was picked on for my stutter
The time I was called stupid.
The time people made fun of me because I cried because my grandmother died.
I remember when I saw a boy get beat up.
The time that I got made fun of because I sucked at something.
The pain I felt when I was made fun of.
The anger I felt when he called me gay.
The sadness I felt when I was watching a guy get beat up.
The hurtful words from being called gay.
The sadness for my grandmother.
The rage watching the boy get his stuff stolen.
The boredness watching the fight.
The fighting rage from getting called gay.

Reactions to the filming process…
It is a difficult process but fun. I want it to be fun. I want it to give us advice. It’s kind of hectic working all crazy but Mr. Faull seems like he knows what he’s doing.

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