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My name is Cheyenne, and people say that I have been through a lot in my life, and had to grow up pretty fast. People also say that I am a survivor, a strong person, and the best role model anyone can have. But there is a long story behind all of that, and why I was such a success with my depresion in the past. I had a very unsupportive mother. But found a talent that would change my life forever, "Writing." At first I just wrote poems and songs, but then opened up to other types of writing like stories, speeches, books, anything to do with writing. In the beginning I mostly wrote out of anger. But I moved in with my grandmother, after graduating middle school, and I started writing stuff about how happy I was about my life and how happy I was to finally be free. But since I was 14, I also started to write about love. I now like to write just about everything. I am now 18 and working on a book on my life story, and other writing material. Writing went from being a hobby to a passion. I think that writing doesn't mean a thing, if it doesn't come from the heart. I am also working on becoming a motivational speaker. I am a very persistent person, and want to make a difference in the world. I am waiting to be heard. I'm not there yet, but I'm working hard to get there. I like writing, because through my writing I want people to be inspired to do good things and get through everyday problems. I like motivational speaking, because I would like to travel the world, and actually look people in the eyes and motivate people to do good things. I may have big dreams, but I will always remember that the only reason I am a survivor, is because God is my savior.

Story: Teen With A Dream

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Alyce Wilson

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You address a very important issue, and I think your words need to be shared with other teenagers. It is heartbreaking all of the tragic stories across this nation, similar to the ones you include in your story. As this stands, as well-written as it is, this is more of a speech or personal essay than a short story. I would love to see you write a short story based on your personal experiences with bullying; I'm sure it would be a very interesting read. Please take a moment to read my story, "Dating Safari," and leave your comments.

Lisa Rose

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I really liked your message. There are several stories in this competition about bullying. You would make a great motivational speaker. Bullying is kind of like a woman getting abused by her husband or boyfriend. She keeps picking the wrong person to hang out with. You keep doing what you do. You will be a force to be reckoned with. If you have the time please read my story 'Drift Away' and leave a review to let me know if you liked it.

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