Fear makes it hard to be yourself – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Fatima Sharaby   Sarah was so excited to go on a shopping spree with her mom. Her friends were telling her where to go and what to buy. When she came to school the next week with a turtleneck sweater, her friends were making fun of her and told her to take it off. Sara came home that day giving all her clothes away to charity. Her mom spent all this money for no reason. Her mom told her, “You can be different. You can have your own style.” Sarah came to school the next day with another shirt that she just bought. Her friends rolled their eyes and made nasty comments. Sarah said, “I am not you. I can wear what I want.” Her friends realized they were wrong and apologized. Sarah finally felt comfortable.

This story was published in the Bar Mitzvah Magazine