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I Didn't Feel Safe At Home Or In School
 
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By Louis | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Louis is a middle child with an older sister and a younger brother. And that can be kind of tough, since any time he wanted to join in on activities with them, he was either too old for his younger brother or too young for his older sister. And, even though he loved his Mom very much, and knew that deep down she really cared about him, still, at times he got the feeling that his Mom loved him a lot less than his other two siblings. For a while it was just his Mother and the three kids since his parents had divorced, and things were okay (and safe) until his Mom met a new person, who just so happened not to like Louis and his little brother very much, and was super strict with a short fuse and a bad temper. If Louis and his little brother didn't do what their new father, well, step-father said, he would hit them, hurt them. Once he hit Louis so hard that he knocked him out. And this then went on for years. It got to the point where Louis actually called the police to come - he didn't feel safe and didn't think his brother or sister were safe either. But, unfortunately, when the police arrived his story was dismissed and ignored because he was "just a child" and his step-father made up a story and schmoozed the cop. So, that was life at home, and his new school was no better. Because of what he was going through at home his self-esteem was really low and he would end up getting bullied just for being a loner, by himself, and a bit scared - who could blame him - but the kids at school weren't nice to say the least. For the entire first year he had no friends at school - literally - and he was always by himself, so the kids made fun of him, called him a loner and a loser, broke him down every single day. Then, after a bad day at school he would head out for a bad night at home - he didn't feel safe anywhere and felt like he had nothing good or positive in his life. And he'd get beat up. After time, with all of that continuing, he saw his stepfather about to hit his little brother and without thinking, Louis stepped in between them and said "NO, YOU CAN'T DO THAT." This only made things tougher and he got hit even harder than usual, but at least he had protected his little brother from the abuse. Up to that point Louis had always felt like an outcast, but something changed inside him then, he had been pushed too far, and he decided to put himself out there, to keep trying, and to overcome all those challenges that had been put on him and to be more confident and less of a loner. He kept trying and trying to be friendly, to say hello and join in where he thought he could, and he never gave up. And finally, someone actually approached him, started a conversation, and Louis' first real friendship had begun! His new friend ended up introducing Louis to more people and he made more friends - he even became known as a popular kid that everybody liked and respected. His confidence grew, and his happiness grew, and things at home started to improve then as well. He got along better with his brother and sister, and his Mom made more of an effort and he felt, finally, equally loved and cared for. He felt like part of the family again, like home was a real safe place for him, and he felt good and welcomed and liked at school too! How did he do it? He just stayed strong on the inside and tried not to let all the challenges take him down. He pushed himself to get out there into his world, be himself, grow his confidence and change his future. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
Views: 11836458 storybooth
I Survived The War But We Lost My Sister
 
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By Zahra | NEW CONTEST: follow us on Instagram https://Instagram.com/thestorybooth to enter for a chance to get you as a character drawn by us | Comment, like, share this story | Subscribe : http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth Zahra's Dad is from England, and her Mom is from Iraq - but she was born in England. When Zahra was seven years old her Mom suggested that the whole family go back to Iraq to see her side of the family, and she wanted to stay for awhile so that Zhara and her sisters and brotherts could really get to know them. Her Dad thought it was a crazy idea - that her Mom was out of her mind - after all, there was a war going on, it was dangerous, and not everyone there in Iraq was guaranteed to survive. But her Mom felt very strongly about it - she wanted Zahra and her sisters and brothers to see the place where she had been born and raised, where her family was - their grandparents and other relatives. And so, finally, their Dad gave in and agreed that they would go - war or no war - and they moved. Everything was fine for a couple of years, until Zahra turned nine. One night - it was actually 4:00 AM - Zahra woke to the sounds of yells, screams, and crying. She was confused at first, but something was definitely going on outside on the street. She went to the window and there, across the street, an entire building was on fire. She rushed into her Mom's room, woke her, and dragged her down the hall to her own room to show her. Her Mom let out a scream and then went quickly to wake the rest of the family. It didn't take long for them to realize that the war had come to them, their city was being attacked. Bombs were falling. There was nothing much they could do, in order to survive they needed to shelter in place and try to wait it out for as long as they could. But, after a few weeks they were running very low on food - they had been inside trying to avoid the war and survive since those first bombs fell. Her Dad saw that they wouldn't survive much longer without food and supplies and so he and Zahra's older sister packed some gear, gave out hugs and kisses to the family, and set out into the war torn city in search of food. After four days without any sign or word from her Dad and sister her Mom started to panic and they all started to fear for their safety and survival. They began to lose hope as time continued to drift by without their Father and sister returning, and finally, they felt there was nothing they could do except to pray, and so they did - and, a miracle, a mixed blessing, but a blessing nonetheless - their father appeared out of the smoke and haze of the street, alone. He was injured, exhausted, and not in good shape, crying - Zahra's sister was gone, forever. It has taken time, but Zahra has faith and a strong belief, and she knows that there was a purpose for her sister leaving this earth. And, she realizes that now her sister will be with her, by her side, forever and no matter what. As soon as they could they moved back to England, and now at thirteen years old, she is happy again. Her life is good and full of blessings. She survived the war but lost her sister, and she misses her of course, but, she also knows now that no matter how tough things get, even in war, they can and do get better. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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Instant Snow Disaster
 
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By Nicole | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Nicole had never had a white Christmas, in fact, she lives somewhere that has never had snow, ever. So, when she and her Mom were shopping for Christmas decorations at their local Home Depot, and she saw Instant Snow – you just add water and like magic, snow appears – she had to have it. How can you deny a kid snow on Christmas? You can't, so her Mom bought it for her – and she showed her friends and they loved it! They asked if she would share it and of course, she said sure. She put some of the white powder into a bunch of zip-loc baggies, labeled them, and brought them to school to share with her friends. But this isn't a story about Christmas, or instant snow, or about sharing with her Fam - friends or other students. This is a story about adults getting it wrong, and kids just being kids, and a lot of drama with Teachers and Parents and the Police – yes, the Cops! - and about how Nicole, and her Mom, are accused of something that they would never, in a million years, do. See, Nicole and her Mom and her friends, they all knew that the white powder being passed around in little baggies was Instant Snow, but the other parents, and the teachers, and the police, they thought it was something different. They thought it was drugs!!! Talk about drama! When one of the girls' Moms spotted the bag of white powder she was alarmed, panicked even, and so when she asked her daughter where she got it and found out she got it at school, she went crazy – called the school and talked to the Principal. When a teacher asked Nicole where she got the white stuff that she was handing out, of course, she said she got it from her Mom. She had no idea that the teacher thought it was anything different than what it was. Mom was called, the Police were called, and finally the truth came out – it wasn't drugs, it was just snow! Talk about a big misunderstanding! Looking back on this, it could have been an incredibly funny prank. But it's best that this story happened just the way it did and no one got hurt, or in trouble. And now Nicole has an AMAZINGLY hilarious and funny story to tell for the rest of her life. Everyone's got a story....we want to hear yours! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Storybooth-1... If you liked this storybooth story and story time, watch mean mom, embarrassing period story, running away from boys, halloween kiss, anxiety.
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Scary Night At Summer Sleepaway Camp
 
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By Jenna | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Every summer, Jenna and her best friend Rebecca go to sleep away camp. And every summer up until this particular one, there was never really any summer camp type problems, nothing too weird or scary, and the days and nights would just flow along - perfect! But this summer, just three days into camp, sleepaway camp, a girl in their bunk woke up in the middle of the night screaming and crying. Everyone woke up, of course, and asked her what happened, what was wrong. She was literally as white as a sheet of paper and looked like she had just seen a ghost. When she had calmed down enough she told everyone that she had woken up and seen three creepy children sitting in the middle of the floor of their bunk holding hands. Everyone freaked out and started screaming and running around, but Jenna didn't believe it. She didn't believe until another girl ran up and said "wait, you saw it too? I thought it was just a dream I had." That was it - everyone started going crazy - until finally a camp director had to come in and quiet them down. After a scary sleepless night, Jenna and Rebecca went up to a counselor they knew and asked her if there were any summer camp legends involving creepy children showing up in the middle of the night. The counselor got very serious all of a sudden, knelt down, and told them that it wasn't legend - it was true! She told them how fifty years earlier, when the summer camp was started, there was a crazy cook who ran the kitchen and mess hall. That first summer, the crazy cook chopped up some of the children and baked them into chicken pies. The counselor then went on to tell them that these three scary creepy children that the other campers had seen were the ghosts of the kids who had been chopped up and baked into the other campers' dinners. The girls who had gathered around flipped out - they were convinced that the scary story was totally and completely true. It was one of those scary true stories you hear about. How else would the girl have seen three kids, and the counselor's story was so perfectly perfect. The girls told everyone they could, and soon the whole camp was buzzing about the scary nights they had ahead of them. So, that night, when they went to bed, they all kept their flashlights on and the covers pulled up over their heads, and then waited for their counselors to call it a night and go to sleep. At midnight they all pulled their covers down and there, suddenly, they saw three creepy children in the middle of the floor, holding hands, swaying, and chanting weird ritualistic chants. The girls started freaking out again. They jumped out of their bunk beds - some of them fell - and a counselor woke up, so mad, and came in and started screaming at all of them. She shined her flashlight on the three figures by the door and it was three boys from the boys camp, dressed up and pranking them because they had heard about the story going around. Even still, it scared the wits out of the girls, one of the scariest nights of their lives. The boys were suspended from summer camp for a week! And, even though it all turned out to be nothing, still, it was hard to eat the chicken pies after that... - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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I Had A Bad Experience With Drugs
 
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By Kassandra | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Kassandra isn't a bad kid at all, and neither is her boyfriend who she has been with for a while, and so it was maybe a little bit weird that one morning on their way into school her boyfriend showed her that he had a weed brownie with him - an edible pot brownie that his cousin had given him - but that didn't bother her much. They felt like they were old enough to make their own decisions - sophomores in high school - and they were both up for trying new things - but having it at school was a little odd. But, on their way into school her boyfriend freaked out because, like so many schools now, they had heightened security and there was a K-9 unit, and he was sure that the dog would sniff out the pot brownie and that would be the end of his high school career. So, Kassandra - to her boyfriend's surprise, said - "okay, let's eat it now!" before we go in." Neither of them had ever tried anything like that before, and so they didn't really know how much to eat, or how it would feel, or how long it would take to start working. So they just pretty much split the brownie in half and ate it all up. Kassandra thought it would be like an instant change, and that she would feel the weed right away, and after she ate it she felt totally normal. She kind of forgot about it and they went off to first period, gym, where they were all playing tennis. And that's when it started - the weed brownie started to work. She began to feel a little bit woozy and shaky, and she was laughing at absolutely everything, everything was funny to her. After first period - gym - when she got into the girl's locker room was when things really stated getting weird. The room started spinning in circles and she got really dizzy - it felt like she was on a boat drifting through the sea. She grabbed her friend and told her what happened, how they had eaten the weed brownie before school started and how now, she really felt like it was kicking in. She walked down the hall to her second period and her mouth got so dry. She felt like it was made of sand paper. Right when she sat down in her second period class the room started spinning around again but this time it all felt like it was moving in slow motion - even her teacher seemed to moving slowly as he approached her and asked if she was okay. She had to deal with the reality that she really didn't feel okay and so she asked if she could go to the nurse. She was freaking out all the way to the nurse's office - dreamy and weird feeling, it was a bad experience. They gave her water and sat her down and asked her what was going on, was she on any medication or anything and she didn't know what to say so she just blurted out that she had taken a weed brownie that morning, and they totally freaked out about it - called the vice principal in who was also freaked out about it, and really mad too. She had a really stern look on her face and went on and on, but Kassandra doesn't remember a thing she said. All she can remember is that she held the principal's hand so tight because she was somehow convinced that she was about to fall off the chair and that somehow that would be an awful thing to happen. She was having a real out of body experience - too much. It was a bad experience with drugs. Finally her mom got there to pick her up and when she found out what had happened she was so mad and on the way home Kassandra was crying and sobbing and still everything was going in slow motion. Now, the one good thing that came out of all of this is that she and her grandma were in a real feud at the time, not talking at all and angry at each other, but, on weed for some reason, all Kassandra could do was hug her grandma and tell her how much she loved and appreciated her - mended! Still, Kassandra does not recommend that anyone do drugs, especially at school where you are almost guaranteed to have a very bad time. She doesn't regret it, but, she wouldn't do it over again if given the choice. In this case she had a bad experience with drugs. - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
Views: 6489183 storybooth
My Scary Little Sister
 
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By Dani | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. We all wonder about our younger siblings - we have to - little brothers and little sisters are sometimes crazy, or weird, or wild, it's just the way they are. But, some, and maybe a very are few, are actually creepy, even a little scary - perhaps sometimes, evil. This is one of those scary stories, creepy stories, paranormal stories. Dani's little sister was like that. Not evil, we'd never say that, but just scary in that scary movie little kid kind of way. A little Chucky, a little Shining, a little Paranormal Activity - or maybe just a lot of mischief, but no matter what, Dani had a scary little sister. And this is a storytime that you will not forget any time soon. When she was babysitting for her one night, and her sister was no more than two years old, could hardly talk, she freaked Dani out by putting together a perfect sentence - the only problem was, what she said - "There's a man in the hallway." She said it in this calm and creepy voice, not like her toddler attempts at all. She has never been so scared in her life. Where there ghosts in the house? Was the house haunted? Was this paranormal activity? It didn't help that Dani had just watched a scary movie about a little kid being possessed, but it wasn't just that one thing. There was more - like when Dani was sitting and playing with her little sister and she stopped and pointed and just said "baby on the wall", and another time when she heard her little sister crying out from her crib while she was up late doing her homework. Dani ran to her, picked her up, and when she asked her what was the matter she said "man in the closet." "My little sister is possessed", she thought to herself. This is not a scary killer clown hoax, or the story of bloody mary, this was real." Dani told her parents about it, about all of it, but they just laughed it off like it was normal behavior for a two-year old. And still, there is something twisted about Dani's sister - like when they went to see Trolls and her sister rooted for the bad guys and was totally upset when the trolls were safe in the end. Weird. Dani loves her little sister of course, but, there is something about her that will always make her wonder if she is evil, paranormal or possessed. Wouldn't you? Regardless, she probably should call her "my scary little sister", or maybe she'll grow up to be a witch! Why she is the way she is will likely always be a mystery and while it's a bit unnerving for Dani right now, she's okay with that. Everyone's got a story....we want to hear yours! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Storybooth-1... If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time videos, watch our themes playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCvmy5PzXAWy9vbciRaDqGH7 Love and Heartbreak: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtnxgvVeZtfySmOpeVZw0t4 Embarrassing and Funny: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtczLwmlI-dBOlr3ZgxFvcF Bullies and Mean People: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuVZFrilE3WncQhw1jZTxIW Overcoming Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuzwXs4WrQcb2kVXT_xA5Od And watch other great videos like mean mom, embarrassing period story, running away from boys, anxiety and who am I. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrdeQSv370A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgnynvW4vcs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ZUK1D5LGA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjw0PPBkMvU
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Sneaking Out Of My House In The Middle Of The Night
 
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By Alyssa | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Last year, when Alyssa was in the eighth grade, she had two best friends that she hung out with every single day, always having fun. One day they were hanging out and they started looking at snapchat, and all the people in their grade - thinking they were living dangerously - sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night while their parents were sleeping. Alyssa's friends were both really excited, they wanted to sneak out in the middle of the night too, but Alyssa was kind of scared.For her it was a bit more of a challenge because her family had this whole alarm system in their house. Of course it was meant to keep people from breaking in, but it also would make it a lot more dangerous to break out as well - it beeped every time a door or window was open. Also, Alyssa's parents would be really mad if they caught her. They would definitely ground her forever. But, her friends put the pressure on, told her how she would regret it if she didn't take the chance to be a true teenager and do something daring and dangerous! So, when she got home, she tested a theory - perhaps the upstairs windows weren't connected to the alarm. She turned the alarm on and tried a window upstairs and she was right - no beeping! But, how would she get out through a second story window, It was way too high up and really risky, scary, dangerous. Sneaking out of the house sounded cool, but not if it meant risking your life! After some searching, she figured out that her brother's bathroom window let to the roof, which led to another roof, which maybe, just maybe she could climb down from. So, they planned it for a Sunday night when there was no school the next day - a holiday - and once Sunday night finally rolled around they were so nervous. Alyssa was just lying in bed imaging all the scenarios of her getting caught by her parents, busted by adults or teachers or even the police. All the various consequences were running through her head. After her parents came in to say goodnight to her she had a real panic and wondered why in the world she was going through with this crazy plan.But finally she gathered her strength, realized she was a young woman who needed to live her life as a teenager starting right that moment! Rebellion! At 1:30 in the morning - as planned - Alyssa climbed through her brother's bathroom window and onto the roof. She was making so much noise she couldn't believe her parents didn't wake up and that she didn't get caught. Whens he hit the ground she literally sprinted to her friend's house without looking back, then the both ran all the way to their other friends house, and she joined them and they went to this all night convenience store. They drank a bunch of energy drinks and started acting all crazy in the parking lot, running around and being silly, actually so much fun. They were having the time of their lives. Finally, it was time to head home, and they started walking back. Suddenly these four police cars pulled up and essentially surrounded them on the street. The police wanted to know what they were all doing out so late, and they tried to make up a bunch of stories and excuses, but they were all pretty ridiculous. Finally they just admitted that they had all snuck out of their houses while their parents were asleep. The police lectured them about how disrespectful to their parents it was and all this stuff, and then they made them all call their parents and wake them up out of bed and get them to come pick them up. The parents showed up and were really mad, as they should have been, and Alyssa and her friends were all totally grounded for three weeks. It was fun, sure, but in the end not really worth it. Alyssa says she will never do that again! - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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16 And Pregnant - From Student to Teen Mom
 
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By Poppy | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. When Poppy turned 16 years old she got her first true boyfriend. His name was Aidan, he was super cute, and they were in a few classes together at school. In fact, they were assigned to be lab partners in chemistry class, which was unexpected but exciting for Poppy. They hit it off right away and the more she got to know him the more she liked him. Based on everything they talked about, she thought he was a pretty great guy, a perfect first boyfriend. They started spending more and more time together, which was great, but, sometimes she did feel that he wanted things to move a little more quickly than she did. Poppy was raised in a very religious Catholic family - and she had been taught that they were absolutely NOT supposed to do anything intimate or serious until after marriage. Even just at 16, a teenager, Aidan didn't agree with going slow and abstaining until after marriage. And, because he didn't agree, and because he felt like 16 was old enough to do anything they wanted, intimate or not, he always put a ton of pressure on Poppy to do things she didn't want to do. She pushed back, of course, but she also probably ended up doing some things earlier than she wanted and mostly to keep him happy and with her. One time they were just sitting around after school at her house, watching tv on her bed while her parents were both at work. They got a little bit bored so Poppy asked if he wanted something to eat, or drink, or pick another less boring movie - but instead, Aidan turned the TV off and came up close to Poppy. He stated telling her all sorts of things to convince her to fool around, maybe even to go all the way. She didn't like this kind of pressure at all, pushed him away and told him to stop. She told Aidan that at 16 she just wasn't ready to take that step, wasn't ready to do that. That made Aidan really frustrated and mad. He said he would break up with her and leave her if she didn't do what he wanted her to do - to loser her virginity with him. She had a very hard choice to make - she didn't want to be 16 and pregnant, of course, but she didn't want to lose her boyfriend who she really felt that she loved. She made the choice and ended up doing something with him that she would come to regret, and deal with for the rest of her life - she slept with him. Fast forward about a month or two. Poppy started to feel weird and different. She started having weird cravings for strange foods that she would never usually want. She had to go to the bathroom like every five minutes. Also, of course, she ended up feeling nauseous as well, and it got tot he point where she was throwing up every morning - she knew something wasn't quite right and so she told her best friend what had been happening. Her friend looked at her strangely and gave a bit of a wink - "have you DONE anything lately?" And then suddenly Poppy remembered that afternoon after school, with Aidan, when her parents were out. They went to the pharmacy to buy a pregnancy test, but the whole time she was just thinking - no way, no way could I be pregnant. It was positive - she was pregnant - and she and her friend just sat there in her room hugging and crying together. Poppy has been through a lot since that day. Maybe the worst thing that happened was that she was kicked out of her house by her parents, being 16 and pregnant, and unmarried in a strict Catholic household was not something her parents would accept.she was thrown out to be on her own because her parents were so disappointed in her. She has learned so many lessons. Like one, that you should never be taken advantage of or convinced or pressured to do something you don't want to do. Now she has a beautiful 3 year-old daughter that could never for a moment regret having, BUT she does regret having a baby the way she did, when she did, so young. But she is working now at a job, going back to finish high school, and knows that she and her daughter will be fine, they'll be great. It was just a very hard path to take. - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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A Creepy Guy Followed Me
 
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By Kayley | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Kayley was singing with her Mom and her sister, with the Praise Team at Church. She was finished up at Church before her Mom and sister, so she headed out to the parking lot to wait at their car. She was going to get there and wait for her Mother. All of a sudden this red car appeared, kind of dark and scary, and it started driving up to her, following her. Kayley sped up, and tried to act normal - even though it was really creepy - she just wanted to get to her Mom's car, get in, and get away from whatever creepy guy was following her. But, when she sped up, the car sped up too, and it blocked her way. Kayley just stopped and turned around - confused, and a little scared - she just wanted to know who this person was and what they wanted. And then, the creepy guy rolled down his window. He was a heavy set guy who Kayley guessed was probably forty or more years old - to her, an old man, and not at all sweet looking. He leaned out of his window and asked Kayley what her name was. He was trying to act cool - it was not working - he was a total creep, a creeper, maybe even a predator. Kayley turned and walked behind his stopped car to get to hers BUT he caught her off guard, got quietly out of his car, and popped up at her car just as she got there. At that point she had pretty much had enough - this guy was weird and creepy and too old - it made her mad, and she just wanted to be done with whatever it was this creeper was after. "What do you want?" she asked. Of course, this overweight old man tried to act all smooth. He said "I wanted to talk to you because you look nice, and you're beautiful, and you look kind, oh, and because you have huge _______" Wait?!? What did he just say?!?!? It was so ridiculous. She'd been catcalled before, walking around her neighborhood, like a lot of young girls have, and that was creepy enough, but this guy was taking it to a whole new level. It was inappropriate and embarrassing. When he asked for her phone number she finally let him know that she was seventeen years old, JUST seventeen! She called him out on it, told him that following a seventeen-year-old high school girl and talking that way to her was beyond gross, creepy, and awkward, it was downright inappropriate. That got to him, because he slunk back to his car and drove away, ironically parking by the Church and walking in. Kayley hoped he didn't act that way with anybody else, especially in there! Kayley, and every other woman on the planet (by the way), thinks cat calling is really unattractive. Why would you want to call out mean and rude comments to someone, a total stranger, based on how they look? That creepy guy called Kayley kind, and that part was true - she is kind - but not if you're some weird old dude trying to get with her in the most embarrassing way possible. A nice "hello, how are you?" is exactly what people need. - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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4th Of July Fireworks Disaster
 
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By Sasha | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. A few years ago Sasha and her family visited relatives for the 4th of July. They had a really nice house that was right on a lake, which was awesome, and perfect for the Holiday. They could picnic right at the water's edge, swim all day, and could see the city's massive fireworks display from across the lake without having to deal with the crowds. So, the night of the 4th comes along and they all settle down on blankets on the shore to watch the fireworks display. The fireworks were amazing, seemed to last forever, and Sasha was thinking to herself that this was definitely the best 4th of July ever! After the finale, Sasha started to get up but her cousin Josh pulled her back down and said "wait a minute, the show isn't over!" He told her how their neighbors always get all these illegal fireworks and launch them after the big fireworks show is done. She though 'My gosh, this is fun and a little sketchy." The whole illegal part raised a bit of a red flag, but it also sounded kind of cool and exciting, so, they all sat back down and just then their neighbors lit and launched the first firework. Keep in mind, they were amateurs, not professionals. They had so many fireworks, lined up and down along the beach, and they were really awesome too - like having a whole second fireworks show. The problem though was, that with any illegal fireworks you just never know when one of them, or a bunch of them might be DEFECTIVE! And one of them was. "Oh MY! she thought. Sasha watched as a big rocket looking thing was lit nearby, it seemed normal at first, fire coming out from behind and it lifted off the beach slowly - but then - suddenly - something went wrong and, after only lifting about two or three feet off the ground, it exploded! It wasn't supposed to go off until it was really high up in the air, and it sent these little flaming pieces of metal flying in all directions. It was a fireworks show gone wrong. Sasha and her cousin Josh dove under the blanket, just in time, but her cousin Mikella was not so lucky. A little fireball hit her right in the head and immediately set her hair on fire. She ran around in circles, screaming and crying, and luckily the flames went out pretty quickly, but not before doing some real damage. Total fail! She was crying so hard and there were burns on her neck - she was really scared, but Sasha and her cousin calmed Mikella down by singing Katy Perry's Firework! And it worked. She literally was like a firework - literally half of her hair was burned off and her Mom had to do some magic hair styling to get it looking right again, which she did! Well, she had to cut it pretty short, but it was cute. Everything ended up fine, even though it could have been a total disaster. Still, it was terrifying, and it went from being the best 4th of July to one she would never forget. Fireworks 2018. - - - What's your story? Storytime, storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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Mexico Earthquake Hit My School
 
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By Marie | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Marie was a victim of the Central Mexico (Puebla) Earthquake on September 19th 2017. While so many lost their lives, were injured, or lost their homes and property, Marie was lucky - her house didn't crumble, just a few cracks here and there, and her loved ones and family were all okay, and obviously she didn't die. But it was one of the scariest moments in her life and one she will never forget. This is a scary story, a scary TRUE story. The day of the earthquake Marie was at school with her friends, and, as weird as it is, that day the school had scheduled an earthquake drill - like a fire drill but specifically for a catastrophe like the earthquake that happened in Mexico City on that exact same day in 1985 - THE EXACT SAME DAY, September 19, but 32 years earlier. Marie was in math class and the bell and earthquake alarm went off, as scheduled, for the practice run. They all knew it was just a drill and so, slowly and casually they started walking out and evacuating the school. One of Marie's friends was joking around on their way out and said "Hey, what if a real earthquake happened today? Wouldn't that be so hilarious?" They all laughed - convenient since they were already evacuating the school, and it was the anniversary of that big earthquake in Mexico City from before she was born. After they had evacuated the school - as a practice - they waited for a bit and then all headed back to the classes they were in before the drill. After math she had computer class. It was 1:00. After about 10 minutes Marie started to feel weird, a little nauseous and sick to her stomach, like she was going to throw up - but - it wasn't really her insides that were causing it, it was actually they very beginning of the earthquake, like the ground was swaying just slightly and everything felt a little off balance. The feeling started getting stronger, and she noticed the tremors, and the actual shaking, and for a second thought she was imaging it, or hallucinating. Then, all of a sudden, one of her classmates screamed "IT'S AN EARTHQUAKE!!!!" and everyone just stopped, shocked and silent, realizing what was going on around them but the alarm, the one that had just been tested an hour earlier wasn't going off. There was total quiet for a second, and then, they panicked - full on, crazy panic. Their teacher tried to calm them down, told them to stay cool and breathe and to just slowly and easily head down the stairs and back outside - just like they did in the drill. It was time to escape. They didn't listen - instead they started running toward the stairs all at once. Someone behind her yelled "A PIECE OF THE ROOF JUST FELL" and suddenly they were all running down the stairs as fast they could, then as the shaking got worse, even faster, and then when they noticed the stairs beginning to crack and crumble, they went even fast, practically falling down the stairs - pushing and screaming and crying. Marie kept repeating to herself "I don't want to die today. Just get out. Get out!" After they had evacuated and gotten clear of the building the shaking and rumbling seemed to go on forever, but finally the earthquake started to calm down. The kids all looked at each other, they were all alright. Kids were already trying to call their parents and family and some couldn't reach them - the phone service was out - they were crying and scared. They couldn't go back into the school building - there were cracks everywhere and pieces of the roof had fallen through into the hallways and classrooms. She, her friends, classmates and teachers were all dismissed from school to go home to their families. When she finally got home Marie watched the news/ The newscast showed how terrible the earthquake had been and how much damage it had done - it was so scary, terrifying. She and her friends were so lucky and she felt so grateful to be alive and unharmed when so many were in such pain. Now she and her school are working to raise money to help all the cities and towns that were so devastated in the earthquake 2017. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/
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School Lockdown - YouTuber ClearlyChloe's Scary Story
 
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By ClearlyChloe | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. YouTuber ClearlyChloe is full of light, has a great and fast-growing YouTube channel, an amazing attitude, and a huge heart! She's also a great storyteller, with a lot of funny and serious stories to tell. Her stories are always true and this one is a true scary story. Not Scary Little Sister or Bloody Mary scary, this is legit scary. In this, her second storybooth animation story, Chloe shares her experience at school, when her classroom is put into lockdown, and it's not a drill! As far as the teacher and the kids know, it's the real thing. And, as if that isn't bad enough, her Teacher was nervous, too young, and totally inexperienced. It was a scary classroom to begin with and the Teacher couldn't control the class, so, the kids did pretty much whatever they wanted. She tried to teach, but ultimately just got totally stressed out - crazy really - and there was just no structure in the classroom, ever. The Teacher was a wreck, crying in class, telling the kids that they were the worst kids ever and were ruining her life. Even though the Teacher was a hot mess pretty much every day, and even though that sometimes made school difficult, it was also kind of hilarious to watch, entertaining at the very least. But it wasn't funny one day, just in the middle of a lesson, when the Teacher looked up at the digital clock and turned completely white. The clock wasn't showing the time, it was showing the word "bell" - a code word for LOCKDOWN PROCEDURES THAT ARE NOT A PRACTICE DRILL. The kids didn't know that, but the Teacher did, and she totally freaked out. She ordered the kids to huddle in the corner, and didn't instill them with a lot of confidence or any sense of safety at all - instead, she burst out crying and shaking and sat in the corner behind her own desk trying to take deep breathes but really hyperventilating. This was the moment when the gravity of what was happening hit Chloe and her classmates - this was not a school lockdown drill, it was a real school lockdown, maybe with a live shooter, and the only adult in the room was more scared and panicking more than the kids! Chloe was so scared - it felt like life and death was on the line, it was total panic time. The student were crying, danger and anxiety seemed like they was everywhere. She went to her Teacher and asked, "Are we going to die?" and, in a grave and trembling voice, the Teacher looked her in the eyes and said - "I don't know." That was it. This sent the whole class into hysterics. Students were trying to escape. Some kids were even throwing themselves against the windows, wanting to climb out, and Chloe imagined the worst - guns, shooting, her own funeral. She imagined all the things she hadn't yet done in her life. She thought about dying, about her last seconds on earth. Would this be another school shooting? And suddenly, there was a knock on the door. Everybody froze! Was it a shooter, gunmen, an attacker, a killer, the police, the SWAT team, the Army? It occurred to Chloe that a school shooter probably would not knock before entering, and she thought that was kind of weird. And finally, the Teacher must have thought the same thing because she got our from behind her desk and opened the door. It was the Teacher from the class next to theirs, and outside in the hall, everything was totally normal. Their Teacher asked - still shaken - "what's happening? Isn't there a lockdown?!" And the other Teacher said "No, they were just working on the clocks." And that was it, no lockdown, no shooter, no threat, no danger and even though Chloe was of course relieved, it ultimately made her sad to think of what her world has come to - where schools are put into lockdowns and students are afraid for their lives in what is supposed to be a second home and safe place. This kind of storytime is both one of those scary stories and awkwardly funny at the same time, right? Mr Nightmare Lockdown Scary. Visit ClearlyChloe's channel to see and hear more of her! http://bit.ly/2psrbHV LINKS Website: http://www.storybooth.com iPhone App: http://apple.co/2ayWf3t Instagram: @thestorybooth Twitter: @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... CONTACT US [email protected] ABOUT STORYBOOTH storybooth is a digital platform that invites young people to record and submit their stories for a chance to have them animated and shared with the world. Embarrassment, heartbreak, challenges or triumphs; funny, sad, serious, or silly - we're looking for all kinds of stories - they just need to be real.
Views: 12992139 storybooth
I Was Made Fun Of For Being A Late Bloomer
 
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By Jessica | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Jessica is really skinny. She started going through puberty and developing in certain ways but she’s flat chested. There’s just not much happening with that for her. Also, she hasn’t gotten her period yet, and so those two things – her being a late bloomer – have the girls at her school, and in her grade, making fun of her. It really all started all the way back in 4th grade. This was when all the other girls started developing, and she didn’t. Her friends started getting curves, real curves, while Jessica stayed undeveloped or underdeveloped, and flat. And that’s when people made fun of her and when all of a sudden she looked just a little bit different than the other girls around her. Because she was a late bloomer, they really insulted her. The insults kelpt coming, so she did what she had always been told to do when kids make fun of you or bully you, she went to a trusted adult to tell them, a Teacher looking for advice. But the Teacher just told her to try to ignore it. And, even though she tried, it turned out to be almost impossible – she saw these kids every day, where they made fun of her flat chest and skinny body – called her “flat,” and “ironing board” and "little boy". And the hard part of it was, some of these kids who teased and made fun of her were her friends, or at least they used to be. They would always have these private girl talk moments where they would discuss their periods and how much and how quickly they were developing, and whenever Jessica would try to join the conversation they would stop talking, or just tell her “you wouldn’t know what we’re talking about.” In 6th grade, everything got much harder because for some reason, all at once, all the girls in her grade started getting bigger, and curvier, and just started looking more like young women than little girls. And the boys started noticing – a lot. And when the boys started paying attention to that stuff, they also joined in on the teasing and taunting. More names – “toothpick,” “popsicle stick,” and “board,” and she didn’t know what to do. At one point she had the bright idea that if she just ate more she would put on some pounds and they would turn into curves, but all that did was make her full and sick, and finally, her grandparents put a stop to it. They told her to eat as she always had, and to try to be okay with her body, and that worked for awhile, in fact, things were okay up until she got to 8th grade. In 8th grade, absolutely everyone had started really developing, like well on their way, and even though Jessica had started down her own path through puberty she still hadn’t gotten her period and even though her chest wasn’t 100% flat anymore, there still wasn’t enough up there to notice. Her chest just hadn't developed yet. It wouldn’t have been too much of a problem if people didn’t feel the need to go around flaunting their new bodies and all their curves, but Jessica felt like at her school that’s what everybody did whenever they had the chance. But then Jessica discovered padded bras, that made it look like there was more there than there really was, which was fine by her. But, trying it out, and trying really hard to look curvy, everyone noticed what she was up to and they still teased her. One day at lunch a boy in her class told her she looked like a second grader, and even though she laughed it off, inside she felt like she couldn’t take it anymore. She went home that day and cried for hours, and the next day she pretended to be sick so she wouldn’t have to go to school, all because she was flat chested and a late bloomer. Home from school she was bored, so she decided to just wander around YouTube and ended up finding tons of inspirational stories about body image and puberty and development and really just about loving and respecting your self and your body no matter what the mirror shows you. "I am who I am" she thought. And I love myself for that. From that moment on, she stopped caring what other people thought, and ignoring what they said. All she cares about is that she loves herself no matter what! - - - We love this true story. What's your story? We want to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/
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My Best Friend Turned Out To Be A Mean Girl
 
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By Grace | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Grace is a girl from England living in a foreign country, the island of Cyprus, during middle school. As a foreigner, she had some difficulty making friends in school at first because she was so different from the other kids in her classes. Then she met another British girl named Bethany. Bethany was also not like the other students because she too was from England. She was nice and immediately offered to introduce her to other people including Amy and Nicolas. They quickly became friends, best friends, BFFs, spending lots of time together doing all the things that best friends do. After a few years, they were all still close as ever. Best friends for life! So it seemed. Grace began to realize that Amy was not as good a fiend and she thought she was. For a long time, Amy would insult Grace, calling her overweight, saying she was not pretty and her clothes were gross. Those insults hurt her a lot. Grace would go home and cry in her room on her bed. Worst of all, is that she wouldn't eat because Amy called her overweight. She started developing an eating disorder, lost weight which went of for a long time all because of how Amy would insult her constantly. Grace eventually began to talk with her mother and parents about the situation. He mom noticed that she was sad, angry, losing mire and more weight and was not healthy. These conversations and her mum's support helped her to realize and see that she needed to confront Amy. Mom's are like that, giving you some great encouragement. So that's exactly what Grace did. She confronted Amy asking her why she was so mean all the time. Why was she such a mean girl? "Why are you so me to us and why do you always insult us?" She asked Amy. Amy responded as if Grace and Nicholas were crazy, or being babies and in responded ended up insulting her, calling her an insult yet again. That last insult helped Grace definitively realize that Amy was NOT a good friend and that all these years since meeting her in middle school, well into high school, Grace had been "under her spell" so to speak, allowing Amy to continue to get worse and worse in terms of insulting and belittling she and Nicholas. And Grace had finally had enough of it. So, she broke off her friendship with Amy, distancing herself from the toxic and mean words Amy would use all the time. Amy denied it all of course, and simply said "Whatever". Grace stayed with her friend Nicolas and eventually went home to find that Amy had blocked her from all social media. When Grace retuned to school the next day, Bethany revealed to her that Amy had betrayed her by telling other students, teachers and kids that Grace was having a tough time with some personal issues and emotional stuff and was acting like a fool. She was spreading rumors now, one of the biggest acts of betrayal a friend can do. She was so angry and mad. But, she never said anything in order to not look like a bad person. Instead she would take the high road and ignore it. That worked and now Grace is really happy with her two best friends Bethany and Nicholas, and while she sometimes wishes this hadn't happened with Amy, and they were still friends because they really didi have fun together. But Grace clearly realized that if a person you spend so much time with and shard experiences with constantly insults you even when you've confronted them and asked them to stop, what kind of friendship can that be? Being horrible to someone is not a healthy way to build a true relationship and lifelong friendship. - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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I Was Jealous Of My Twin Sister
 
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By Gray | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Growing up, Gray loved being a twin. Her twin sister Hope was her best friend. They were always together, always, and had each other's backs - they truly had each other. Their parents didn't even worry the way other parents did because the twins kept each other out of trouble, kept each other playing by the rules. They didn't fight, didn't get jealous or competitive. They were twins AND best friends. They had everything in common, dressed the same way, liked the same things, had the same room, same school, same classes and even shared the same friends. Everything they did, they did as twins, together. And everyone around them was always so interested to know what it was like to be a twin, even said they wished they had a twin and looked at Gray and Hope as if they were the luckiest sisters alive. And for a while, Gray thought that too. But as they got older Gray started to realize that being a twin wasn't going to continue the way it had when they were younger, that it might not be as fun as she had thought it would be because as they got older, they got different, they went on different paths - started to have their own personalities and started liking and choosing different things for their lives. Hope became one of the "popular" girls. She started wearing the latest and coolest teen fashion trends, had tons of friends, even joined the theater club. Hope got super involved with the school and helping with all the causes and she started going out every night, partying with her friends and dancing. But Gray didn't become one of the "popular" girls, at least not right away, and instead, she just felt alone. And after awhile, she didn't just feel alone, but she started to feel like she was living in her sister's shadow, maybe started feeling a little bit jealous too. She was just a student in her school that everyone compared to her sister. Jealousy is a powerful thing. Gray felt this pressure, that twins were expected to like and do and be the same things. If Hope got a car, Gray felt like she had to get a car, but hers didn't seem quite as nice as her sister's. If she came home with straight A's on her report card everyone seemed to expect that Gray would get the same grades. She started to feel really bad about herself, felt like her parents were always bragging about her sister and never having anything to say about her. She felt so awful, and so much pressure to be like her twin sister, that she fell into a real depression, felt isolated and anxious. And then, she grew jealous, really jealous of her twin sister. She envied her. And that envy hurt her self-esteem. Now the person who she had felt was always just by her side, now she felt like Hope was above her. So, Gray started trying to be more like her sister, trying to wear fashionable clothes and hang out with all the other popular kids - but it didn't work - it just wasn't who Gray was.There were so much resentment and depression. And so finally, after so many years, Gray looked in the mirror and realized she was her own person, and she was fine with that. Fine with the differences between her and her twin - happy to be herself. And now, even though they are in very different places in their lives, and Gray is still working on herself and her self-esteem and recovering from her fight against depression, and Hope is off at college, Gray knows they both still love each other. She had the realization that she is who she is and loves herself. She knows that no matter what, she will always have someone to talk to, because no matter what, she will always be her twin sister. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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Adopted!
 
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By Malaisia | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Malaisia and her brother had been bounced from foster home to foster home, and when her new brother arrived he too was moved around with her. Again and again, she gets a new mother and a new father so adoption seems unlikely. She didn't ask to be left behind, or to be the caretaker for her new baby brother, but with a big heart and big dreams, she stays strong and positive, and finally, finds her forever family! Getting adopted by a loving family turned out to be the realized dream of Malaisia. LINKS Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... CONTACT US [email protected] ABOUT STORYBOOTH Real Stories, Animated. Storybooth is a digital platform that invites kids to record and submit their stories with a chance to have them animated and shared with the world. Embarrassment, heartbreak, challenges or triumphs; funny, sad, serious, or silly - we're looking for all kinds of stories - they just need to be real. Stories we select are then turned into animations and are published and distributed online for viewing, sharing, and engaging with on computers, tablets, and mobile devices. new house dad siblings
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My Embarrassing Period Story - NO PADS!
 
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By Ylezelle | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Ylezelle and her classmates were on a trip away from home and school to give a choir concert, fun, normal, easy - BUT - it just so happened that Ylezelle was on her period and already at warm ups with all the other kids AND she was down to her last pad. Bad planning, and they had been staying at a hotel where she hadn't had a chance to buy any new pads! Also, as if all of that weren't stressful enough - it was one of her "heavy" days, very heavy! So, while they're practicing and waiting for the performance, Ylezelle is sitting on the warehouse gym floor with her friends, just laughing and telling jokes and hanging out. Suddenly, she feels something flowing, something wet, and she was like "oh my god oh my god did this just happen?" She scooted back a little bit, trying to be casual and hide what she was doing and check to see what was going on, and of course, there on the floor where she had been sitting - a red spot! Blood! She was so embarrassed and kind of wiped the smear off the floor with her hand, said she had to go the bathroom, and kind of slinked along the wall, trying to be slick about it, pulling her shirt down over her pants, and when she was finally out of sight of her friends she RAN to the bathroom. There were kids everywhere, and of course, there was a long line for the bathroom. This was to be one of those embarrassing moments she never forget or maybe even ever get out of. When it was her turn, she ran in, got into a stall, and took a look. It looked like she murdered someone - period blood was everywhere! She was wearing a black shirt, which hid the stain, but her pants were bright yellow so it was clear that something had happened. She had bled through her pants. She went from fun mode to straight up survival mode. She grabbed as much toilet paper as she could and put it down the front of her pants, put it everywhere - she felt like she was wearing a diaper. She pulled her shirt down as much as she could, stretching it as far as it could go to cover her stained pants - and she was so embarrassed. She had to be there, like that, for almost 4 more hours! He's have to hide in there. She called her Mom, asked her to bring some emergency pads, but the family was out and couldn't come until it was time to pick her up at the end of the day. So she hid the best she could. As awkward and embarrassed as is was, she had to p[lay it cool until her parents came. When her parents finally came to get her all Ylezelle cared about was getting a fresh pad. She lifted her shirt to show her family what had happened and they all cracked up! Her little sister pointed and laughed "you had an accident! HA HA HA!" Embarrassing? Yes? But, saved by the pads at the last possible moment and a story to remember for Ylezelle! She survived a really embarrassing period story. And you know what? She's just fine. Most young woman have moments like these and whats real is that they are not alone. Just ask Ylezelle! While it really seemed like a big deal back then, and it was, after a while and after hearing other stories, its' just an embarrassing and even funny story now. Maybe this will become one of those funny videos after all~! "No Pads! My Embarrassing Period Survival Story" What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCvmy5PzXAWy9vbciRaDqGH7 Love and Heartbreak: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtnxgvVeZtfySmOpeVZw0t4 Embarrassing and Funny: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtczLwmlI-dBOlr3ZgxFvcF Bullies and Mean People: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuVZFrilE3WncQhw1jZTxIW Overcoming Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuzwXs4WrQcb2kVXT_xA5Od
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I Lost My Best Friend Over Drama At The Halloween Dance
 
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By August | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. August and Kendall had been best friends since they were just little kids, since they first met in third grade. They did everything together, spent all their time together, and shared most of the same friends together. But everyone knew that the two of them were best friends. There was never any drama, at home or at school, and they kept this best friendship going through fourth, fifth, and then into sixth grade. From Halloween to other holidays, it was always the two of them. After they had started in on sixth grade, the middle school announced that there was going to be a Halloween Dance. Everyone was so excited, planning their costumes and creating fun drama about who was going to dance with who and who had a crush and all of that. It was even more fun at their school because leading up to Halloween they had spirit week, where everyone would dress up in costumes with a different theme each day, like Tacky Tuesday and Wacky Wednesday. It was tons of fun every year and it made Halloween more fun too. But, for some reason, spirit week in sixth grade was full of drama - Kendall was acting like she was mad at August. She spent the week giving August dirty looks and gossiping about her to their group of friends, and August had no idea why so she just tried to ignore it and stay out of the drama and in the spirit of Halloween. After a whole week of that she finally asked their shared good friend Alexa about it, to see if she knew why Kendall was acting so mad at her. But Alexa told her she had no idea what was going on and just not to worry about it, so that's what August tried to do. The Halloween Dance arrives and August is dressed up and having a great time, dancing, and doing all her favorite dance moves. Dancing with all her friends and being caught up in the Halloween spirit made her super tired and thirsty, so she took a break to sit on the sidelines and catch her breath. Suddenly Chase (Kendall's other really good friend) and Kendall come over and Chase just starts yelling and screaming at August and telling her that she is a mean, and how could she, and then Kendall bursts into tears. August was so confused and had no idea what they were talking about. There as a BIG misunderstanding. Finally, with Kendall just crying, Chase said "you are the worst friend ever and we don't want you to be our friend anymore!" August had no idea what she had done, and she asked, but it was all just drama at that point. It was so sad, and confusing, and August just burst into tears and started crying, and then Kendall started crying, and even Chase got into it and cried. Then it felt like the whole school there, at the dance, chose a side. There was team Kendall and team August, and it just got way out of hand. August thought it would all just smooth over, but even after two weeks they still hadn't spoken and the whole school was still talking about it and making up stories. August felt so alone. When she lost her best friend she also lost a bunch of other close friends who ended up taking sides. All August could think was "I lost my best friend and I still don't know why." Now they're in eighth grade, and ever since then Halloween has just lost some of its fun spirit. And, she and Kendall still don't talk to each other - just like that, they both lost their best friends. But, ultimately it's all okay. August has a great group of friends who will support her through anything and everything, and, they talk and share their feelings and try to fix things before they every get to the point they did with August and Kendall. - - - Halloween 2018, Halloween 2017. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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I Hated Being the Tall Girl in School
 
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By Jasmine | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Jasmine is 18 years old, lives in China, AND is six feet tall! That's tall no matter where you live, but in China it is ver very tall, and especially for a girl. She wasn't very tall when she was in elementary school - just like all the other kids in her grade - but, in seventh grade, when she hit puberty and started developing, she grew nearly fifteen centimeters in that one year. That growth changed everything for her. Her classmates were all much much shorter than she was, and somehow that ended up having them leave her out of tons of activities and projects. On top of al of that, and how different she now felt from the rest of her old friends and classmates, shopping for clothes became a real challenge. It go so hard that ended up having to shop for mens clothes and the big and tall shops. Her dreams of dressing up like the other girls and using make up and fitting in a feeling beautiful, well, it just never quite worked out that way for her. The fact that she was "the tall girl" had her singled out and friend-less. Unfortunately, she got used to it, being a loner, the tall girl, and after awhile she learned how not to let it bother her. In fact, she convinced herself that it was better, and easier - after all, now she pretty much wore the same black t-shirt every day and never had to worry about putting on make up or flirting with boys or any of that. Jasmine is even taller than most of the boys in her class, and that makes it hard as well. She's tried to join in on activities with the other girls in her class. but there is something uncomfortable about it and it seems that none of the other kids want to hang out with someone who is so much taller than them. Sometimes she really just hates her body. She knows of course that fashion models are all tall as well, but Jasmine doesn't feel pretty in any way, so it doesn't help much to think about that. And it doesn't help that the other kids make fun of "the tall girl" behind her back, and it's even worse when it's time for photos - nobody can ever get her into the frame with her classmates, and so usually those photos don't have her in them. It's hard not to get jealous of the other girls her age as they go out clothes shopping and doing each others make up and all the followers they have on their social media accounts and the likes they get on their selfies. Jasmine just sits there and watches it all happen. She realized she couldn't change the way the other kids saw her, or treated her, and so she decided to put 100% of her energy and effort into her studies and school work. So, instead of shopping or taking selfies, or much of anything for that matter, Jasmine buried herself in her books, trying to become the best person she can be. So, over the years and through high school she has maintained amazingly good grades and this fall she is heading off to college to study economics . She feels good about who she is, how tall she is, and how she looks. She's one of those tall women now. And, she's learned something super valuable - you might not be able to change the way you look to others, but you can change your own image of yourself on the inside. She has learned that who you are is who you choose to be and NOT what others say you are. Jasmine is now proud to be the tall girl. - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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Mean Girl Stole My Work - Instant Karma
 
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By Jennifer | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Jennifer had always been a loner, and maybe not so much by choice, but that's the way it had been for along time. And of course, she was lonely, and wanted to be popular, to fit in, have friends, but it just never worked out that way. Until one day in school, in her class, another student, one of the most popular girls in school, asked if she wanted to work on a project with her, a presentation on road safety that they would present together in front of the whole school. Jennifer was so excited, not only would she be working with someone and not all alone, but, it was with the most popular girl in school! They got to work right away, but, right away this girl made excuses and asked Jennifer to do the work, all of it. That hardly bothered her, they would still be presenting together and that was what mattered! On the day of the assembly Jennifer got everything ready up on stage, hooked up her computer and set up the presentation and that's when it happened - this mean girl told her she had been replaced! She bumped Jennifer off the stage and gave the presentation by herself. Jennifer was ashamed, embarrassed, heartbroken and so mad. She said to herself, "That mean girl stole my work!" The presentation Jennifer worked on was so good though that it was chosen to be presented at all the schools all around them - a huge honor. And that's when KARMA stepped in to get even! Jennifer had the only copy of the presentation, on her computer, and what do you think she did? Do you think she gave her the computer to use at the other schools? No way! And guess what happened, when the truth came out, the mean girl made a fool of herself, she lost it in from of everyone. Not only that, Jennifer was in the limelight, and people noticed her and wanted to be with her. Karma brought justice! Instant Karma, Instant Justice! The bully who tricked her got what she deserved. Everyone's got a story....we want to hear yours! LINKS Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Storybooth-192780537821140/ storytime bully lied to me students
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We Wouldn't Let The "Different" Girl Sit With Us At Lunch
 
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By Peter | Merch store open. SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Peter sits with the same group of his close friends every day at lunch - all girls - Summer, Morgan, Lanaya, Mikaila, and Hannah. And, when it came to letting new people sit with them, or into their group, they were really selective. They usually wouldn't let them. They all shared the same interested and talked about the same stuff and felt the same way about most things, and so they were nervous that letting someone else into such a tight group would mess things up and that they wouldn't have anything in common with them. They were kind of exclusive really. And this was all part of the lunchroom and school cafeteria scene - who sits where and with who. One day, well into the school year, they were all sitting in the cafeteria as usual, eating lunch together, when this girl, Monica, came over to their table. Everyone at school knew who this girl was, because Monica had some unique mental issues and challenges, and they made themselves really obvious. She was "different." She did speak, and was fine a lot of the time, but, in between talking and seemingly for no reason, she would make weird noises, and some odd movements too. Sometimes she would make odd grinding noises, or strange growling noises - stimming. And, for some reason, Monica decided she really wanted to sit with Peter and his friends at their lunch table. They were really skeptical about it, and uncomfortable, but, finally, they all agreed that they had to do the right thing and let her sit with them at lunch. At first it was fine, but then, rather quickly, it started to get a little weird, well, a lot weird. In the middle of their lunch she started yelling out, really loud, these coo-coo clock sounds, and then just sat there grinning at them all. She seemed more than just "different" now and they wouldn't let that different -ness go. The whole group was really weirded out by that, and they decided that they wanted to find a way to not have to sit with her anymore. There was no way to do it without being really mean, and maybe they had a feeling that they might regret it, but they didn't let that stop them. They came up with a plan to get rid of her - mean, yes - but effective. They bumped into her in the lunch line and told her that they were all planning to eat in the multi-purpose room and did she want to meet them there and sit with them for lunch? She got so excited, having no idea how mean they were actually being at that moment, and she ran off to the multi-purpose room while the rest of the group made their way through the lunch line. Of course, they never followed her there - that was the plan. They just went and sat at their usual table in the lunch room without a single regret. They spent the entire lunch making fun of her, talking about how weird she was - and they all sat there laughing about how dumb she was. They deceived her. The lunch monitor, their gym teacher, overheard what was going on and and yelled at them that they shouldn't be treating mentally challenged kids like that. That just because she was different didn't mean it was okay that they wouldn't let her sit with them at lunch. It got through to them, finally, and they felt really bad about it and were filled with regret. They knew they had to make it up to her somehow, and so one day at lunch, while Monica was sitting sad and by herself, Peter and Morgan approached her and apologized for how they had abandoned her, and how they wouldn't let her sit with them at lunch just because she was different. They invited her back and asked her to come sit with them from then on, and she forgave them, and said yes. She joined them there and, since they learned to be more accepting they also found out that she was an awesome, funny, smart and cool girl. Now Monica and Peter are really close friends and do a lot together. They all hang out together at the lunch table, and do stuff after school, and he is really glad that he learned his lesson: you should never treat someone who is mentally challenged differently, and they are just like us. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ Watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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My Salty Teacher Told Kids Lies About Me
 
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By Jess | Want to wear merch from this episode? You can wear one of our favorite lines from this episode. Check it out at the storybooth store! SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. When Jess was in 3rd grade she had the bright idea of signing up for Viola lessons at school, which turned out not to be such a good idea after all. She pretty much hated the viola, couldn't make a decent sound come out of it, couldn't really read the musical notes, and, because she grew her nails out, it made it almost impossible to make music with the thing. And the problem really, was that Jess refused to cut her nails - it was just something she wouldn't do, viola or not. Her teacher was okay, about most things, but was always telling her to cut her nails and Jess was always refusing. The whole thing was a disaster really, and even though she begged her Mom to let her quit, for some reason, her mother had it in her head that Jess was going to be the next Beethoven and just wouldn't let her stop - for two years - until finally, in the fifth grade her Mom gave up the fight and said "fine, you can quit the viola." And she did, happily. Now, fast forward to 8th grade, in tech glass, and Jess is sitting next to this mean girl who never liked her, who in fact always seemed to go out of her way to be mean to Jess. And she starts teasing Jess about why she quit the viola, essentially saying that she hear it was because Jess refused to cut her nails. It wasn't that big a deal, really, but for some reason it really got under Jess' skin - where had this girl heard that, and why was she even talking about it. It turned out that it was Jess' old viola teacher who had been talking about it, essentially telling all of her little third grade music classes not to be like Jess from the eighth grade and to all keep their nails trimmed, or else they would end up like Jess - unable to play the viola. Jess was so mad. She couldn't understand why this teacher, a grown woman, an adult, was telling lies about her to her classes, essentially spreading rumors that just weren't true. She imagined confronting the teacher, asking why, telling her to stop, yelling at her maybe, but ultimately she realized it wasn't really Jess' problem - it was the Teacher's. The teacher was using Jess, and this lie about her fingernails, to try to get the other kids to do what she wanted . Unfair? Yes. Weird? Yes. Childish? Definitely. But Jess let it go. Well, maybe every once in awhile she still imagines heading back to elementary school to give that teacher a piece of her mind, but she doesn't let it bother her. - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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I Got Caught Vaping At School
 
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By Roxy | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. It was a few days before the last day of school and the start of summer vacation. All the kids were totally excited and pumped to be done with school and there was just a lot of crazy energy in the halls and in classes. Roxy met up with her best friends by the lockers and one of her friends asked her if she could bring her vape to school the next day. Of course she said yes because this was one of her best friends, and it was the end of the school year, and they were all feeling a little bit bold and defiant. Now, the vape wasn't technically hers - she wasn't legal age (underaged) to be buying vapes or vaping - it was her older brother's and he was old enough. So the next morning she snuck into his room before school and grabbed his vape and hid it in her backpack. She felt weird and nervous even just having it with her, and her dad thought she was acting weird in the car on the way to school, but she kept it together. When she got to school her friends were all there waiting for her and they want off to find a safe place to vape where they wouldn't get busted by the teachers and principal and principals or hall supervisors. But the hallways and stairwells were crowded with kids and teachers and supervisors and the only place that seemed safe and private was the girls bathroom. So Roxy and her friend went into the girls room while their two guy friends stayed outside and sort of stood guard in front of the door. They started vaping and making thick clouds of smoke and passing it back and forth. Suddenly one of their other friends came in and wanted to know what they were doing. It wasn't very smart of her maybe - she was really risking getting caught - and she was truly just kidding around, but Roxy blew a big cloud of vape smoke right into the girls face and started laughing. After that they left all went off to class. Little did Roxy know that that girl who had come in to see what they were doing, and saw them vaping, immediately ran off to go snitch on her and get her caught for vaping at school. She went straight to the principal's office and reported her. Roxy and her friends were sitting in class when a school supervisor opened the door and whispered something to the teacher. Then the teacher called out for Roxy and she raised her hand and the supervisor came to her desk and asked her where her backpack and school things were. Roxy knew she'd been caught and was so scared, so, instead of grabbing her own backpack - she really didn't want to caught for vaping at school, didn't want to get punished or worse, suspended, grounded - she grabbed her friend's backpack instead. The supervisor walked her to the vice principal's office who essentially told her that she had been caught vaping and that she needed to pat her down and look through her stuff. Since it wasn't really her backpack there wasn't a vape inside, but since she had accidentally grabbed a boy's bag, it became pretty obvious that it wasn't hers. After trying to keep the lie going and failing, she finally gave up and just told the truth. She got caught vaping at school and there was nothing she could do about it. They brought her friend to the office, and her actual bag, and when the vice principal realized how they had all tried to fool her and get one over on her, she got really mad. She yelled at Roxy and told her how badly she had broken her trust. Roxy's parents got called and her brother had to come and pick her up. She got suspended from school - SUSPENDED - and then, really totally grounded for the whole summer. No phone, no friends, nothing - fully and totally grounded is almost an understatement. She learned her lesson in a big way. Those couple of puffs of nicotine vapor cost her the entire summer, and then some. You know what her message is - vaping was not worth it! _____ What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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Bad Boyfriend
 
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By Gabby | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. 9th grade - Freshman year in high school - is a time for a ton of firsts, independence, free-thinking, soon to be driving, and, sometimes, flirting, dating, and maybe, first love! This is a dating story that takes quite a journey. Early in the year Gabby met a boy at a carnival, and, even though at first she didn't think of him in any romantic "boyfriend" way - she didn't even think he was all that cute at the time - they started hanging out, a lot. And, they became best friends. Eventually, after really hitting it off they started to really like each other, and then, just like that, they were boyfriend and girlfriend. Gabby had never had a boyfriend, and for the first few months it was amazing - their honeymoon phase - and they were always together and she really felt like she was in love with him. But, slowly, she started to see a different side of him, and she started to realized that he wouldn't let her do anything. He kept her from going out with her friends, wouldn't let her text someone that she knew and had been friends with for a really long time. He disrespected her, controlled her and degraded her. He was possessive. paranoid, and controlling. Yeah, this is a bad relationship story. Then he started telling her nasty and mean things, making her feel like she was bad, and worthless, and not good enough. He said mean things to her to make her feel small every single day, he was condescending and hurtful and she dealt with it day after day and year after year. Her self esteem went down and it caused her to be depressed and really sad. He had a bad temper and did not want her doing anything away from him. He did not trust her or anyone else. She deserved more, she deserved better. This was after all her first love, even if he was a bad boyfriend, a really, really bad boyfriend. And, even though she felt awful, she really didn't know what to expect, or what a normal love relationship was supposed to be like, she had never been in one. That bad boyfriend caused Gabby a ton of pain, sent her into a depression and made her feel anxious all the time. Things just kept getting worse and worse, and she just kept staying with him, kept dating him. He was a real jerk. To her it was evil, but nobody else could see what he was doing to her, he didn't hurt her physically, but emotionally he really did hurt her, and it did real damage, hurt just as much and lasted longer than if it was physical. he really hurt her; her mind, her self worth and self esteem. Even now all the awful things he said to her are still in her head, but at least now she can ask herself "who was he anyway? why did he have such power of me? He was just an awful person, and the things he said to me weren't true." Finally, thankfully, Gabby couldn't take it anymore, she built up her courage and stood up for herself and broke up with him! She broke up with her boyfriend - The Jerk! And it took her a long time to get over that bad boyfriend, and all the things he did and said to her, but finally, she met an amazing, sweet, and wonderful guy who loves her for who she is and would never say things just to hurt her and make her small. Her new boyfriend is AMAZING! He treats her the way she deserves to be treated, with respect and love. It turns out that this is actually a fantastic dating story with a genuine happy ending. Will they live happily ever after? Who knows but what we do know is that Gabby is happy! What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCvmy5PzXAWy9vbciRaDqGH7 Love and Heartbreak: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtnxgvVeZtfySmOpeVZw0t4 Embarrassing and Funny: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtczLwmlI-dBOlr3ZgxFvcF Bullies and Mean People: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuVZFrilE3WncQhw1jZTxIW Overcoming Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuzwXs4WrQcb2kVXT_xA5Od
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I Have No Eyebrows and No Eyelashes
 
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By Jane | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Jane is a truly unique girl. She's not like everyone else and would even say, "I'm not like normal people". The thing that's different about Jane is that she has no eyebrows and no eyelashes. Having no eyebrows and no eyelashes is a condition that can happen for several reasons. Eyebrows and eyelashes are obviously hair and hair falling out can be very traumatic for a young person. Jane does not have cancer, alopecia or any other disease that caused her eyebrows to fall out or her eyelashes to fall out. She has a mental disorder called Trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is a mental problem that people can get from stress, or through birth. The condition causes chemical reactions in the brain that tells the body to pull out hair from a certain part of the body. In Jane's case, she pulls out her eyebrows and her eyelashes. It's less a form of hair loss, and more of a mental condition she acts on when she's stressed out. Lot's of people stare at her and sometimes they even whisper about her behind her back. It makes her feel sad and really angry. It also makes her crazy and mad when friends ask her why she does not have eyebrows or eyelashes. This is because after she explains her mental condition, Trichotillomania, they act like they understand but she can tell that they are still weirded out. Jane is NOT weird. Her mental problem is just something she deals with and it makes her unique, totally unique, somthing that makes her stand out from the crowd. She says "I am me, and that's who I am." She feels she will never be able to put on makeup and and stuff and be a beauty queen or a diva all because of her appearance. To some people, she may look a little strange. It stinks because her parents have tried virtually everything to help her from doctors to treatment to therapy through therapists, to medicine to hypnotism through hypnosis. But nothing has worked and she can't stop pulling out her eyebrows and pulling out her eyelashes. The good news is that Jane got microblading and now has eyebrows. Microblading is the tattooing of eyebrows where you have none. Microblading is very effective but it did hurt a little. She uses fake eyelashes sometimes but because she has no eyelashes of her own for them to hold on to on her eyelids, the fake eyelashes often fall off. While this could cause anxiety, Jane is used to it and realizes that for now, this is just the consequences of her mental problem that she's trying to cure. She also hopes that her appearance will not effect other kids and people getting to know who she really is inside. But for now she just accepts that she the girl with no eyebrows and no eyelashes. And she's okay with that. - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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I Found Abused Animals and Rescued Them
 
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By Hannah | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Hannah and her family were on vacation in the countryside. They'd rented a little cottage on a farm. They loved all the farm animals, and the dogs and cats, and the great outdoors - fresh air. They had no idea they were about to come face-to-face with the worst kind of animal abuse and mistreatment. Real animal cruelty. On their last day they decided to take a hike around the farm and the woods around them. After walking for a little while they stumbled upon a huge, beautiful open field. Here mom, the nature lover, insisted that they walk through it. As they started hiking through the huge field they started seeing all these seemingly abandoned cars everywhere - minivans - parked randomly all over the field, and each one with dark windows and locked up with a padlock. When they walked up to one to peer inside the windows, what they saw was very, very disturbing. Each van was filled with animals, in cages, and it seemed that they had been really badly abused, neglected, and mistreated. They went from one rusted out old van to another, and inside each one were more abused animals - kittens and cats, puppies and dogs, birds and other small pets and animals. It got more and more suspicious and strange the further into the field they went. There must have been hundreds of abused animals, all in serious need of rescue. As they approached the other end of the field they came to a small fenced off area, a broken down paddock. In the middle of this tiny space was a horse, in just horrible condition. It was so underfed and uncared for - malnourished - that its ribs were sticking out and it was so thin you could count them. The poor horse was tied up to a stake, and the bridle had been rubbing against his nose and face - hurting him. It was absolutely horrifying. At that point her mom and dad had seen enough - they were really upset and concerned. How could no one have done anything about these poor neglected pets and animals, innocent dogs and cats and birds and horses? It was time to get out of there and do something to rescue these abused animals. Maybe they would call the police. Maybe Animal Rescue or a shelter, the ASPCA or RSPCA, but no matter what, it was illegal, a crime. When they got back to their cottage they went straight to the owner. She told them that the man who owns that other land had been in trouble, even arrested for abusing and neglecting animals before, and that he had been watching them the whole time they were on their hike. They immediately called the police and animal rescue and they came right away and took the horse and other animals. When Hannah saw some of the cats and dogs coming out of their cages, it broke her heart - some of them couldn't even walk. There were so many of them, so sick and neglected. It was sad, but Hannah was so happy that they had taken that walk and found those abused animals and made sure that they were rescued. And she wants everyone to know how awful it is to see these poor animals up close, and that if you do abuse animals and get caught, you will go to jail. And, if you see animals that appear to be neglected or abused, tell someone or call the police and make sure they get rescued! You might really be saving them. _____ What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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Living With Diabetes and Without Junk Food
 
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By Jamie | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Do you LOVE junk food? Tons of people do - especially when we're kids, it's everywhere. And so, getting addicted to sugar is easy. Do you kind of HATE healthy foods like vegetables and fruit? You're not alone. Jamie, up until a few years ago, ate nothing but junk food - all the time - chips, soda, candy, anything she could find that had lots and lots of sugar, or was fried, or processed, or just plain bad for you. It was all she craved. Even though her Mom told her not to eat all that junk food, and tried to get her to eat better healthier foods, she just ignored her and went on eating whatever she wanted. And this went on for a few years, until, Jamie started having trouble hearing. She didn't think much of it, but it got bad enough so that her Mom ended up taking her to the hospital. After the nurse tested her blood sugar - which Jamie hated since she hates blood and needles - she came back with bad news. Jamie had diabetes! It was a diagnosis she did not expect nor a disease she wanted. Her Mom was concerned, but Jamie was just totally confused - she had to learn all about it fast, AND, she had to take medicine - insulin - every single day. So, with a serious fear of needles and shots, Jamie found out that she had to give herself the shots, and monitor and test her blood sugar levels on her own. It was scary, and people would look at her when she had to do it and make her feel different and uncomfortable. But the hardest part of all was that she had to stop eating all of the junk food and sugar and start eating healthy foods. As a diabetic, She had to totally change her diet. And eventually, she got used to her new diet and at making healthier choices for eating and snacking. She even got used to the shots and is really living a normal life - but she does have to take care of herself a little more carefully than most kids her age and manage her diabetes. This is an important storytime to tell and to hear. Everyone's got a story....we want to hear yours! LINKS Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Storybooth-192780537821140/
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We Were Haunted By A Creepy Possessed Doll
 
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By Jocelyn & Kathryn | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Jocelyn and Kathryn had been really close friends for over three years and the decided to go spend a Summer weekend at Joceyln's grandma's cabin (a little haunted feeling already) with their family. When they got there it was already a creepy day, rainy and dark and muggy and the girls had to stay inside the cabin and wait it out. Meanwhile, grandma has been out shopping a yard sale and came bursting in, all excited, saying "hey girls come see what I got!" She pulled out this super weird old Native American doll and held it up, and immediately it gave off a super creepy, almost evil, devilish energy. Jocelyn and Kathryn felt it right away. They were scared, and the doll just seemed super haunted to them, even though they could tell that grandma really liked it and wanted it there in the cabin. The girls instantly felt like this just turned int a ghost story, one of those scary stories you hear about, like the 3AM chalenge. She held the creepy little doll lovingly as she described how she found it at a yard sale in town and how the person she got it from said they didn't want it anymore - she gave him sixty cents anyway, and took the scary doll back to the cabin. She seemed seriously possessed when she then took the doll into a spare room, tucked it into the bed, and gave it a kiss. The whole thing and the creepy doll just freaked them out, and the scary way that Jocelyn's grandma was acting with the doll. It was so so scary and creepy and weird. To make matters worse, Jocelyn and Kathryn talked a little smack about the doll, the fact that it was haunted and possessed and just plain creepy, and they kind of felt like maybe they made it mad, that it heard them, or heard their thoughts, and this idea freaked them out even more. Especially when, after Jocelyn's parents had left to take their grandma to bingo, the wifi suddenly cut out and there was no cell signal. So, a little nervous, they decided to just sit on the couch and talk WHEN SUDDENLY from behind them, they heard a sound like a baby crying - but there weren't any babies around, and definitely not ones that sounded like some weird scary baby like this one did. It sounded like it came from behind the door where the creepy doll was tucked into bed. Then, and this was no illusion, they heard scratching from inside the room, like tiny baby hands scratching at the door, or like cat claws. That was it, they ran, out of the cabin, onto their bikes, riding as fast as they could to get away from that creepy haunted doll. But they were in the middle of nowhere really, and it was getting dark and they after a while they started getting cold. They had no choice but to head back to the cabin. They got back and went straight to their bedroom - fast - but something was different when they got there. Before they left, Jocelyn had put a new bra that she had bought into a bag and left it on top of the bed. But when they got into the room it had been moved, they looked everywhere and finally found it, out of the bag and all the way under her bed! They grabbed it, looking at each other with fear in their eyes, when suddenly they heard this deep demonic sounding voice from outside their room that just said - "yeah." They burst out of their room - the voice had come from the spare bedroom where Jocelyn's grandma had tucked the scary doll in. Now, earlier, they had covered the dolls eyes with the blanket, and now, when they went in, the doll's eyes were uncovered, like it was possessed. They ran out screaming. Kathryn went up to this fake tree in the cabin and said "oh I love this tree and I hope nothing bad happens to it." Finally, Jocelyn's parents and grandma came back, and even still, they hardly slept at all. The next day they woke up, walked out into the cabin, and the leaves from that fake tree were scattered all over the floor. They felt pretty sure that they HAD made that creepy doll mad, and that it is haunting their grandma's cabin to this day, but she won't get rid of it - which is scary too - and she talks to it and brushes its hair and tucks it into its own bed. CREEPY! - - - LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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Senior Prom Promposal Gone Wrong - I Got Rejected!
 
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By Anthony | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Right around the end of March or early April - springtime - high schoolers, especially seniors, start planning for prom. Even though Anthony's senior prom wasn't until the last week in May, all the kids at his school were already making plans about who they were going to ask to prom, and how they were going to do it, coming up with crazy and elaborate promposals. Anthony, a planner, figured out who he wanted to ask, and made sure he had a back-up just in case his first choice rejected him. The first girl he wanted to ask was a Junior that he had talked to a lot at parties and who he had lunch with every once in awhile - he liked her a lot. After school Anthony went to CVS and bought poster board and magic markers, brought it all home and got to work - the promposal sign was good to go! The day he was planning on asking her to prom 2018, her friends and a bunch of other people found out what he was planning. He had only told one person, so it was pretty obvious who had let his secret out. Those people went to that same friend and told him to warn Anthony that if he asked this girl out, she was going to say no and reject him - she was already planning on going with somebody else. So, even though he felt a little bit down about the fact that his first choice was already spoken for, he picked himself up and was thankful that he had a backup! His backup was a sophomore who Anthony thought was a lot prettier than the first girl anyway, but they had hardly ever spoken to each other and only shared one class together - gym. Still, he felt like he had a good chance - and he told a couple of his close friends about his plans. A bunch of kids overheard him telling them, and this one kid came over and told him not to ask the girl out because he would get dumped. Anthony told him to mind his own business, but inside, it made him a little nervous for sure. The next day, with flowers and his sign, and his best friend, he headed out to prompose, blasting the Red Hot Chili Peppers and getting psyched up - to the gym for when she got out of class. He was feeling anxious and excited at the same time! He got his sign and flowers and stood outside the gym doors, waiting, while his friend stood on the side to watch and cheer him on. Finally class ended and people started to come out of the building. As they walked out they saw Anthony with his promposal sign and flowers and they wished him luck, patted his back, gave him thumbs up and crowded around to watch. His heat started pounding faster and faster, when suddenly, one of the girl's friends saw him outside and started laughing, and pointing. Anthony's heat sank. What had gone wrong? The girl never came to or through those doors, instead, she snuck out the back door using her friend to shield her and block her from view. After everyone had given up and left it was just Anthony and his friend standing there. Anthony was so upset as he drove back home. He wanted to tear up his sign and trash the flowers - but he didn't. Later he was hanging out in his room, feeling pretty down, when that girl, his backup who had snuck out of the gym, DM'd him on Instagram, saying that she heard he was planning to ask her to prom, and that she was flattered but didn't feel like she knew him well enough to go with him. She was actually really cool and nice about it, and it made him feel better. Of course, when he went back to school on Monday everybody knew what had happened, and they all talked and gossiped about it. He let it roll right off his back and didn't let it bother him. He went to his senior prom with a friend (a girl), and he had a great time! The most important thing he learned was that even though things didn't work out as he had originally hoped and planned, he kept trying, and in the end, making his best effort to have fun, he brought someone he really knew and liked and had an amazing and memorable prom night. Even though it was one of those prom fails or promposal fails, it was a great experience for him. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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I Stood Up to Racist Mean Girls
 
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By Mareeha | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Back in 5th and 6th Grade, at Mareeha's school, everyone was just friends with everyone. There were students and kids of every color, ethnicity, from every culture, and all religions, and nobody cared - they all played together and they were all friends. Mareeha had a best friend named Caitlyn - a real best friend forever, and they did everything together. And she also had other friends, best friends too, but maybe just not quite as close as she and Caitlyn were - the two of them had something special. But, when they moved up into higher grades and got older, things began to change. It was like the kids turned meaner, and starting forming cliques, being exclusive and starting to leave people out. Even Mareeha's wider group of friends started acting differently, just meaner and looking down at other kids, not the way they all used to be at all, and it was upsetting. It made Mareeha sad. One day Mareeha and Caitlyn were playing at the park, and one of Mareeha's "other" friends came over to her and told her that she shouldn't play with Caitlyn anymore because she was black. She never considered her her black friend or her African American friends, just her friend, her best friend. This totally confused Mareeha because after all, she herself was brown skinned, but she was scared of these girls who used to be her good friends. There were a bunch of them, and they were kind of mean, and on the other side there was just Mareeha and Caitlyn. Mareeha felt all that peer pressure, and back then at least, well, she didn't have the guts to stand up to them, she just went with the crowd - that seemed like the least scary thing to do. So she did it. She went up to Caitlyn and said "I don't want to be your friend anymore because you're black". She chose popularity vs true friendship. Later, the reality of what she said hit her hard. She was a bigot who made a racist statement to her best friend. She felt so guilty and lonely and bad, because really, Caitlyn was her best friend and she just succumbed to peer pressure in the worst way. After a few days it got to be too much for her, and she went to Caitlyn's house and rang the bell and apologized. She admitted that she was just trying to fit in with the other girls, and it was wrong, and she felt awful about it. Caitlyn accepted Mareeha's apologies - they were best friends again. Later, those other friends, the racist mean girls, came up to her and asked "why are you friends with that black girl Caitlyn again?" and finally, Mareeha had her chance to stand up to them. She told them "no, Caitlyn is my best friend and I don't care what you say!" And that's when the racist mean girls turned on her. Mareeha started getting ganged up on too, bullied, made fun of for being "the brown girl with the black girl." But still, she didn't care. She knew that all that mattered was that in the end she did the right thing, and in the end, had her best friend who was a good person and a perfect friend! It became mean girls versus best friends. Discrimination is a terrible thing but a friendship this strong is a true gift. Their experience together make their friendship stronger. Everyone's got a story. Happy stories, sad stories, love stories, hard stories. karma stories, funny stories, scary stories...What's your story? We want to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Storybooth-1... If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time videos, watch our themes playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCvmy5PzXAWy9vbciRaDqGH7 Love and Heartbreak: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtnxgvVeZtfySmOpeVZw0t4 Embarrassing and Funny: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtczLwmlI-dBOlr3ZgxFvcF Bullies and Mean People: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuVZFrilE3WncQhw1jZTxIW Overcoming Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuzwXs4WrQcb2kVXT_xA5Od And watch other great videos like mean mom, embarrassing period story, running away from boys, anxiety and who am I. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrdeQSv370A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgnynvW4vcs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ZUK1D5LGA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjw0PPBkMvU
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I Was The Only Black Person In My Class And Lied About Where I Was From
 
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By Aaliyah | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Aaliyah grew up in a small village in England where she has lived surrounded by all kinds of different people, in different classes, from different places, and with different backgrounds - really diverse. However, when it came to school that was a different matter altogether - it was predominantly white - there were hardly any people of color. In fact, she was the only black kid in her whole class, and the only Pacific Islander as well. Other kids and classmates would always ask her where she was from - so awkward and uncomfortable - they would ask things like "so, what ARE you?" And Aaliyah felt so out of place and so insecure in those moments she would lie. She lied about where she was from. Part of it was that not many people had ever heard of the country where she was from, but also, she figured that if she lied about where she was from, and made it somewhere more recognizable and maybe even glamorous, well, that her class mates would be impressed with her. So, when kids would ask her where she was from she would answer that she was from the South of France. And they all seemed to like that, so she stuck with it. She was ashamed to be telling the lie, but also so embarrassed about where her origins were and where her family was from. She felt lonely, lying, and so discouraged because she didn't know anyone outside of her family who were Pacific Islanders. Aaliyah was so ashamed of her family and heritage that she used to tell people that her Mom was mixed race and was half French - which of course, in reality, isn't true - she's not mixed at all. Her Mom would never lie about where she was from, but Aaliyah couldn't help it. When Aaliyah got to secondary school she met all kinds of new people, but again, she was still the only black kid in her class, and still, she lied about where she was from. She tried to step up her game with these new people and come up with a new lie about where she was from. So this time she told people she was from Kenya, but again, she's not actually African at all. One day Aaliyah met a girl who was like her - for the first time she wasn't the only black kid AND finally, she didn't feel like she had to lie about where she was from, at least to her new friend. This new friend taught Aaliyah to lover her afro, to love her skin color, love her background and love where she was from. That new friend and her new found pride in her family and history changed her life! Now Aaliyah is in her third year of secondary school and with her new confidence and sense of identity she has really learned, well, taught herself, that it's okay to be different, it's okay to be the only black kid in class and she started to really embrace her blackness and her culture. Aaliyah is a Pacific Islander and she is proud to be because that is such a large part of what makes her unique. Oh, and, by the way, that girls she met - now they are best friends and will be for life! - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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Standing Up To Bullies - YouTuber Jessii Vee's Story
 
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By Jessii Vee | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. YouTuber Jessii Vee has amazing energy, a great YouTube channel, a truly positive attitude, and a huge heart! She also happens to be an unbelievable storyteller, with a lot of stories to tell - storytime is her thing!. In this, her second storybooth story, Jessii shares her experience at school, when her best friend starts dating the school bully. At first she tries to act as if all is well, but when her friend and her boyfriend start to bully the "new kid," for being weird, well, she can't live with that, couldn't sit a the lunch table with them while the other students harassed this other girl, and couldn't stay quiet and watch it happen. Jessii switches sides, she, gathers her strength and courage and sits with the new girl, and guess what, of course she starts getting bullied too. But that's okay, because she knows that what she is doing - standing up to bullies and protecting their victims - is the right thing to do, no matter what. She brings the problem to the principal, but without proof there is little the school can do - until finally, she gets the proof she needs and the bully gets his justice, police and all! A student should never bully another student but it does happen. Tell a teacher, tell a parent, tell a friend, tell a principal, tell the police. When you see someone being bullied, do something about it. Only you can. And do like JessiiVee does and embrace your weird side. VeeTeam!! Visit Jessiivee's channel to see and hear more of her! http://bit.ly/2fe0bEp LINKS Website: http://www.storybooth.com iPhone App: http://apple.co/2ayWf3t Instagram: @thestorybooth Twitter: @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... CONTACT US [email protected] ABOUT STORYBOOTH Real Stories, Animated. Storybooth is a digital platform that invites kids to record and submit their stories with a chance to have them animated and shared with the world. Embarrassment, heartbreak, challenges or triumphs; funny, sad, serious, or silly - we're looking for all kinds of stories - they just need to be real. Stories we select are then turned into animations and are published and distributed on youtube, storybooth.com and on mobile app for viewing, sharing, and engaging with on computers, tablets, and mobile devices. storytime
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Scary Ouija Board - I Wish I Never Played With It
 
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By Emma | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. On Friday the 13th Emma and her friends decided to have a sleepover at their friend Marisa's house. So, after hanging out, and eating, and chilling together for a bit, their friend Haley was like "Oh my god. We should go play the Ouija board!" Emma had brought it along with her, since it was Friday the 13th after all, and Marisa had never played the Ouija board before. They all went down to the basement - a little creepier and more fun that way, bordering on scary, so, perfect. They start playing, and Emma, and her friends probably too, start getting really scared and freaked out. She was convinced that they were doing something wrong, and that they would draw down evil spirits or ghosts, or other paranormal happenings, and she thought, at least at first, that they were communicating with a mean ghost. It turned out not to be, but at first, she was just plain scared. They were in fact communicating with something, some man, and she swore she could see him in the mirror - she could - but every time she tried to get the other girls to turn and look it would disappear and they didn't see him. The room seemed haunted. Emma was scared - really scared - but she was also 100% sure that they were talking to some spirit, and that she had seen it! Even though they were almost terrified, Emma felt like that had to make contact again and see who this spirit was and what he wanted from them. They were talking to a ghost named Dan. His wife's name was Gina. He kept saying weird stuff through the Ouija board, and repeated the number "790," which, when they looked it up, found out it meant Love and Comfort. So they started asking him questions, like "do you want us to love you?" but that wasn't it. Eventually it came out that they had had a daughter, that she had been kidnapped, and later took her own life. It was such a sad and powerful story, that it had Emma and her friends in tears. They felt compassion, wanted to help and give ease to this troubled spirit. Emma wanted to go dig him up, since he said he was buried under the house, but that didn't seem like a very practical idea. And the ghost kept sharing things with them, like that his daughter's name was Erin, that she was 12 when she died, and would have turned 13 the next day. So Erin had an idea. She asked the ghost if he wanted them to sing Happy Birthday to Erin the Ghost and he said, through the Ouija board, "YES." They figured he would want them to sing it at midnight or something creepy like that, but he said "NO." He wanted them to sing to Erin at six in the morning. It was all so weird, and the girls had gone much farther than they had planned. They quickly said goodbye to Dan the Ghost, and packed the Ouija board away. But still, Emma and her friends were totally terrified and freaked out by what had happened. Some of the things he had said were so weird and troubling and it made Emma totally uncomfortable. The supernatural paranormal experience really got to her. Emma was so upset by it all and out of sorts so she called her sister, told her what happened, and asked what she should do. Her sister told her it was fine, that they said goodbye so the door was closed, but also added that Emma was not very smart for ever playing the Ouija in the first place. Emma got more and more anxious, and finally had to leave - she couldn't do the sleepover after all that. Her Mom picker her up, and Emma told her the whole story. It upset her Mom enough so that she wouldn't let Emma bring the Ouija board into the house, and instead made her leave it in the garage. Emma finally fell asleep - not easy - and she woke up at 7:00 and realized she had missed the 6:00 promise to sing Happy Birthday to Erin the Ghost. So, she sang it an hour late, but hopes that it was good enough for Dan. Emma is fine now, kind of. She can't really stand being alone in the house, especially at night, but so far, no ghostly visits... - - - We love scary true stories. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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I Lost My Hair
 
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By Caitlin - Age 13 | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Caitlin was born with a condition called Alopecia, which basically means that her hair follicles (the roots) didn't quite work right and she never grew any hair on her head. She didn't really have hair loss, her hair literally never grew in the first place. This is a story time about a girl with no hair. There are different types of Alopecia - one kind where your hair grows back and then falls out again, and one kind where it doesn't grow in at all. Caitlin had the kind where it doesn't grow in at all, and so, growing up, she was bald. "I've totally lost my hair, my hair is gone," she thought. Hair loss is a really tough thing to deal with in our society especially at such a young age. Balding, makes you different as a kid when all you want to do is fit in. It was hard having to go through her childhood with no hair. She had to wear wigs, which she didn't like, and when she would be hanging out with her friends and they would say, "lets get our hair done" and she would be really sad because she would be missing out. In school, people were mean to her as well as being her friends. People would pull off her wig in front of everyone and laugh at her, her bald head. Why were kids so mean? Mean girls, mean boys. and mean people would stare at her. They would be pointing, staring, laughing. It made her so sad, depressed and hurt her self esteem. She thought, "I can't believe they pulled off my wig. Why is everyone staring at me? I lost my hair, thats all." She knew she looked different than other people but she was still a person just like everyone else. But all was ultimately okay as Caitlin learned that with difficult things, often come good things. She could not and did not get head lice. Kids in her school class got head lice and she never had to even get checked, because she had no hair! Thats a benefit to being bald as a kid. She never had to get treated for head lice, she never had head lice because she just did not have hair. She laughs about it as it's one of the things being bald as a kid has over kids with hair. She learned about the Rapunzel Foundation, who like Locks of Love, takes in donated hair from people who donate their hair, in order to make wigs for people. A wig is made from real human hair so it looks as real as a wig can and helps people feel better about themselves. Then some amazing happened...When Caitlin turned 10, her hair started to grow!!! It continued to grow and when it was long enough, she got hair extensions and finally had hair! LONG hair. No longer a balk kid, she felt more like everyone else. As her hair continued to grow, she got rid of the extensions in her hair got it hair trimmed / styled and now looks and feels like everyone else with a full head of hair. It was a dream come true for her. She had her own head of hair and as a result was so happy and so confident! "I lost my hair but now I have a full head of hair. I am lucky, grateful and so happy." Alopecia made the first part Caitlin's life tough but it also helped her see the world in a way that many others never will. When you get something everyone else has that you never have, like sight, hearing or hair, you can appreciate it an a very different level. Being grateful in a very special and unique way. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! It's Storytime LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCvmy5PzXAWy9vbciRaDqGH7 Love and Heartbreak: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtnxgvVeZtfySmOpeVZw0t4 Embarrassing and Funny: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtczLwmlI-dBOlr3ZgxFvcF Bullies and Mean People: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuVZFrilE3WncQhw1jZTxIW Overcoming Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuzwXs4WrQcb2kVXT_xA5Od
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I Became Popular and it Changed Me
 
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By Isaiah | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Isaiah had never been cool or popular. He was known as strange, the weird kid - the weirdo - and he stuck to himself. The mean girls and popular kids didn't help his shyness, really hurt his self-esteem, and so, after middle school, he was determined to make high school different. But his first day was scary - new school, new people, and he was still so shy. He set a goal for himself right then. He would overcome his shyness so he could have a chance at being popular. He would join sports teams, get invited to the parties, and would - he hoped - become one of the cool kids. He had envy for them. So, one day he gathered his strength, pushed down his shyness and ignored his bruised self-esteem, and sat down at the table with all the cool kids. It was worse than he even imagined. They were all best friends, the jocks and mean girls, the beautiful people - and they just glared at him. They couldn't believe Isaiah, of all people, had the nerve to come and sit with them at their lunch table. After all, he was still known as the weirdo, that had followed him from middle school to high school. He stayed where he was though, stayed brave, and tried to talk to them, tried to join into their conversations, but they all ignored him - literally turned their backs on him. He ate his lunch, embarrassed and totally alone, even though he was surrounded by those other kids. But the next day, this girl named Mona - one of the cool kids, in fact, probably the most popular girl at school - came up to Isaiah and asked him if he wanted to hang out with her. He looked around and over his shoulder, confused and not believing that she was actually talking to him. He didn't trust it, not from this most popular girl in school, who had been so mean to him just the day before in the lunchroom. But she was, and, still confused, Isaiah said yes. "does she like me?" And so they did, and they started hanging out together all the time and actually became really close, like best friends spending every day after school together, sharing secrets - always together. Then they started to hang out with these other two people from that cool and popular crew and the four of them became a really close group. They were inseparable - the four of them now - and beyond popular. They became the group that everyone wanted to be a part of. They hung out everyday after school, went to the mall, the movies, to each other's houses, to parties and it felt amazing, great, just what he wanted - all the attention, being popular and cool and part of a group. BUT, even though he had wanted to change, had wished for it, had overcome his shyness and really worked on it, he noticed that he was changing in ways he hadn't imagined or planned for. He started to become a really mean and awful person - just like Mona and all her friends had been to him, before he joined the group. He was mean to other kids, made fun of them, hurt them and made them feel small. And he realized that that was how he got popular, how he tried to stay popular, and without him knowing it fully, Mona had taught him to do it. He remembered that Mona had the reputation of also being the meanest girl in the whole school, spreading evil rumors about people and talking behind other kids' backs, drama. That wasn't really who Isaiah was, not at all, and so one day he just asked her "Why did you want to be my friend?" And she said that she felt sorry for him, and that she wanted to help him become cool and popular instead of the weird, loser, loner. He was stunned, confused, and hurt, and he told her he needed a major break from her, and their little crew. but especially her. He suddenly realized that the person he was being, or acting like, wasn't really him, not at all, instead it was just a twisted version of Mona. He found himself again, and things became so much better when he did. He made new friends, that were nice and pure and real - not evil and insecure - and he learned how much more important it was to be true to yourself than it was to be popular or cool to others. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/
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I Shouldn't Have Sent Selfie Pictures To My Boyfriend
 
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By Abigail | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. It all began when Abigail started dating this boy who she was truly head over heels in love with - she thought he was total boyfriend material. They'd only been going out for a short while but everyone knew they were a couple -- boyfriend and girlfriend - and one night they were texting and he asked her for picture without her clothes on, he wanted to start sexting with her. And here's the thing, before you judge her - she really believed that they were meant for each other and that he was a good guy - so, she said yes, she would send him a picture of herself without clothes. Really, at that point in their relationship she felt like she would literally do anything for him. We've all felt that way about someone before haven't we? Me She sent him a selfie photo, well, it wasn't a full selfie without clothes, it was a half without clothes pic, but still, half pic is only half clothed, in private. It wasn't THAT bad, not as bad as it could have been if she had sexted him a full without clothes. But she made him swear that he wouldn't share it, spread it, or send the picture to anyone, and that included everyone! But then, according to him, one of his friends took his phone, sent the picture of Abigail to himself, and then proceeded to send it off to everyone in their grade at school. The day after the pic got sent around she remembers walking into school and absolutely everyone had this picture of her on their phones. It had only been meant for this one person, her boyfriend, the guy she was going out with, and it shattered her confidence and feelings of self-worth. She felt broken, all because of this one mistake, this silly picture - hurt and so embarrassed. It was all over social media, After two weeks of this selfie picture going around, and Abigail having such a rough time of it, the teachers found out about it and she was called into the principal's office and they told her that she had to go and tell her mom and her family what had happened AND that the police were going to get involved as well. This just overwhelmed her and made her so sad, she burst into tears. She just never could've imagined herself having to talk to the police about this stupid mistake she made. The picture had been leaked, sent, and circulated to everyone and she'd been getting practically cyber-bullied and stalked over it - these rude boys who felt the photo gave them some power over her. The police were really kind, and told her that this kind of thing happened all the time and that it wasn't her fault, that her boyfriend should never have shared that photo. Those boys got really badly told off and into a ton of trouble. Abigail assumed that they'd learned their lesson, but they hadn't. After a few months had passed Abigail made another very common mistake, she got back together with this same boy who had hurt her so badly and betrayed her. He had apologized and she really thought he meant it. He responded by saying that it was all her fault in the first place for sharing the picture with him, and then he blocked her on snapchat, and she unfollowed him, and still, to this day, he bullies her and speaks really badly about her behind her back - calling her horrible names that she would never call him. Sending A Picture To her Boyfriend was the biggest regret her life. Abigail shared this story as a warning to other girls all around the world to be very careful about sending those kinds of pictures to people. It's easy to caught up in it, and it's easy for things to go wrong. It could happen to anyone. _____ What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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I Was Friend-Zoned
 
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By Zarina | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Zarina and her best friend Alicia were just hanging out on a Summer day, just before school started. Typical teenage girls, they were busy on snapchat. Zarina was particularly interested in this one boy - a hockey player - and she had a huge crush on him. Of all the boys in her school, he was her favorite, her school crush. She thought he was so sweet, and cute - first love. And, to make things more complicated, they were kind of friends, helping each other with homework sometimes and sitting together at lunch. More than anything, she wanted them to be boyfriend and girlfriend, a couple. Alicia leaned over and saw his snapchat on Zarina's phone and came up with the bright idea of confessing her crush to him. At first Zarina said "no way," she was scared of getting rejected, scared that he would tell her that they were just friends and she would die of embarrassment. A confession could be an epic fail. But Alicia was very convincing - and, finally, convinced Zarina to do it! Zarina was so nervous that Alicia finally grabbed the phone and started texting for her. She wrote a long text "I've liked you for a really long time now, and hopefully we can get together..." a real confession of love! At the end she wrote, "But it's okay if you don't like me," and Zarina jumped out to grab the phone - "WAIT! Before you send it I want to read it" - but it was too late. Alicia had sent the message. Zarina freaked out! She was hyperventilating - all of her massive second thoughts were too late! She spent the next two hours panicking - staring at the phone - waiting for a reply, anything. Suddenly, her phone chirped that there was a response! Zarina snatched up the phone but couldn't bring herself to read what he had written. She wanted to know, but she also didn't want to know - not if it was terrible news, not if confessing her love to her crush made things awkward and with the whole "let's just be friends" thing - she couldn't handle that! So, Alicia grabbed the phone and told Zarina that she would read it first and let her know if it was good or not good. That sounded like a plan. Alicia opened the snap and Zarina hid in a bush, too nervous to know what to do, but also excited. After a minute Alicia looked up with a sad face - NOT GOOD - and all she said was "Girl, I'm really sorry." Fail! At first Zarina thought she was joking, which would be in character for Alicia, and so Zarina said "Okay, c'mon. What does it say." And so Alicia read it out loud: he didn't like her the same way - DID NOT - and then he said it, the friend thing - Zarina was heart broken. She wanted to undo the whole thing so badly - wished she hadn't done it. She had to answer him, so she said it was no problem, but inside she was a mess, crying. She was so embarrassed. In fact it was one of the most embarrassing moments of her life, an embarrassing fail. And lets face it, embarrassing fails are not something we will ever forget. And this embarrassing story was no exception. After school started they weren't awkward together, and they still talk and hang out sometimes, but, she still wishes that he had returned the crush, and honestly, she still has a major crush on him! Love story or epic fail? Well, a little bit of both. What's your story? We want to hear it! It's Storytime. Funny videos, embarrassing videos, sad videos, happy videos. Animated stories are our thing Friends. LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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I Got Arrested for Teen Drinking - Police Busted Me
 
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By Alexandria - Age 17 | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Ever since Alexandria was a little girl she loved watching shows like COPS and true crime shows, and seeing how people breaking the law were always picked up, arrested, and thrown in jail. It scared her, and the fear of ever going to jail or prison made her promise herself that she would never end up in that position. As she got to be a teen, she started to think about what she wanted to do and who she might want to be as an adult. She set her goals and career paths on law enforcement, a police officer. She wanted to become someone who would protect and serve, who would help people, and of course, she wished to never be on the wrong side of that or in jail. But, one day along the way she made a very bad decision. She decided that she would get some alcohol and drink. She had had a terrible day and just wanted to hang out with her best friend before he went back to school - that's what was really getting to her, once he left she would be alone, again. Maybe she thought getting drunk with him in the park and in her car would make it more fun, or memorable since he was about to leave for college. They went to a movie, then to the liquor store, and then straight to a park to hang out. They were under the legal drinking age. They kicked a soccer ball around, hung out and talked, and then started drinking. Before they knew it they had finished an entire bottle of vodka and a big bottle of wine. Suddenly it started raining, hard, so they ran back to the car and just sat in the backseat together, drinking - getting drunk - and talking while the hours ticked away. They got so drunk that they lost track of time - it was actually past midnight - and so didn't pay attention to the fact that they had both missed their curfews and had been expected back home by their parents. They ended up passing out in the backseat and Alexandria finally woke up to police cars, with their lights on, surrounding them. A policeman came up to her asking for her license. She had a glimmer of hope that everything would be okay - but it wasn't. She hardly remembers what happened, but she ended up in the backseat of a police car, driving to the station. She was being arrested, and had to give her fingerprints and got three phone calls. Finally she reached her grandparents who then called her Mom who then got super mad, called her, and yelled at her. She was an underage drinker. They took her to the back of the station where they took her blood and test her urine. Alexandria had some scars on her arms and legs, from when she had battled with doing self-harm, and cutting, and when the police saw that they put her into the "special side" of the jail, the suicide prevention side where they made her wear a padded dress with velcro fasteners so you can't hurt yourself. Embarrassing! Alexandria spent a day and a half in jail, but it felt like it was years and years. When she was finally allowed to leave she didn't know how to feel, or what to do - the experience had been so scary, and so awful, and it was exactly the thing she had sworn she would never let happen. Her Mom picked her up, and they had to pay the court almost $300 for bail, and then another $200 to pick her car up from being impounded. She went back to court and counseling to see a doctor who put her on anti-depressant medication because the experience and anxiety of being arrested and put in a jail cell, and her intense fear of that very thing, had her worried and anxious and unable to sleep. Even after five months, the thought of being in jail still haunts her. She's afraid to drive, has pushed people, sadly, out of her life, all because she is afraid that something bad will end up happening, she'll make or get coaxed into another bad decision, and will end up back in jail. She knows what to avoid, and she knows what could happen if she doesn't. Hopefully soon, she will trust herself enough to put it behind her and move on into the future she had planned for herself. What's your story? We want to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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So Embarrassing - My Sister Told My Crush I Liked Him!
 
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By Hylah | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Hylah is older now, but when she was in Sixth grade - the year of liking boys and having crushes and generally making yourself embarrassed whenever possible - she had a major crush. That was her first love, and he had no idea, and her second love was for theater and drama. So, when it came time for the school play, no matter how embarrassing it might be, she decided to audition and try out for a part. Now, it also just so happened that her crush auditioned for a part in the play as well, and, as luck would have it, they both got parts. She was so super excited about being in it with him, and not only that but in the play he had to say a few really flirty lines directly to her, and she absolutely loved that! They worked hard together to get all the lines perfect and to make sure nobody got embarrassed come opening night. She was so happy to be working so closely with her crush, and the more time she spent with him, the more she liked him. Everything was going great UNTIL her little sister showed up, and not just to watch her big sister rehearse. All these little kids were actually going to be in the play as well, and her little sister was one of them. Hylah liked her sister just fine, of course, but she knew she could make trouble, knew she might end up embarrassed or worse, and she just didn't feel 100% comfortable with her little sister hanging around her crush. Her little sister had a big mouth. So one day during rehearsals they were taking a break and Hylah and her crush were sitting together, eating lunch. Hylah saw her little sister and her little friends all whispering and giggling in the corner and really didn't think anything of it, just little kids acting silly. But, two seconds later all those little kids ran over and surrounded Hylah and starting singing and chanting "Hylah likes Dan. Hylah likes Dan." Over and over again. It was so so embarrassing. She blushed and turned around on them and all of them were dancing and singing and acting crazy, chanting and repeating "Hylah likes Dan!" Not it wasn't Valentines Day but it sure felt like it. Hylah would have been Dan's Valentine in a heart beat. She was totally embarrassed and she couldn't stop them, they just kept yelling, and she didn't know what to do. She glared at her sister but that didn't stop it, so she tried to just ignore it, turned back to her crush and, sweating and blushing, just kept eating her lunch. Then to make matters even worse, her crush went over to her little sister and asked her, "wait, who does she have a crush on?" Duh. As if he didn't already know. And she tells him, right to his face, with Hylah standing right there in front of them. And then he just says "okay," and then just goes right back on his phone. She was distraught, heartbroken, and so embarrassed. And then her crush's brother walks by all cool and says to her "and that's why you should never tell your family stuff." After school that day she ran to her room and hugged her stuffed animal and cried until they were both a sloppy mess. She told her mom, and got some comfort there, and they told her sister off for sharing secrets about crushes like that, and of course, eventually, she got over it. The funniest part was, that crush of hers got sick at the last minute and couldn't be in the play... _____ What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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Labeled The Smart Kid In Class Made School Life Difficult
 
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By Jade | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Jade is 13 years old now and in 8th grade. Somewhere back in 4th or 5th grade, when school work started getting a bit harder, and homework started up, was when she was labeled the smart kid in her class. To her, she just was able to finish faster and do really well, and, honestly, she really didn't like it. Being labeled the smart kid in class made school life difficult. First, when you're labeled the smart kid you're expected to do things in class that no one else wants to do. For example, when the teacher says okay class, who can solve this problem, and nobody wants to do it, you can pretty much bet that your name is going to get called. And it's not even really the teachers who call on her in class, it's the other kids calling out and saying hey, Jade can do it, make Jade do it! But Jade didn't want to solve the problem in class just as much as the other kids didn't, but nobody seemed to understand that. Other students had envy for her because she was so smart. She would certainly graduate with honors. Just because she might have had a high IQ, that didn't mean she wanted to be treated any differently by her classmates, friends, teachers, or parents. Second, cheating. Jade is no angel, or a goody-goody, or anything like that, but she does find it really annoying when she's trying to finish her school work in class and other students are whispering to her to give them the answers, or begging her to let them cheat off her when the questions are hard. Cheaters are just so annoying. Third, expectations. The expectation on you when you are labeled the smart kid, or a genius, or whatever, is that you're basically expected to learn and know EVERYTHING! For example, last week she was working with a friend where you do stations, moving from one to the next and completing a project at each. It's not a race, but the other students treat it like one. And so there were two boys who got ahead of them in the stations, and one of them says Oh wow, I thought she was supposed to be smarter than that. And fourth, born a baby genius. Everybody thinks, even her friends and best friends, that just because she's smart she doesn't work hard to do well or to learn. The other students treat her like everything is easy and that she can just hang around all the time and just get good grades or get on the honor roll just by being who she is. They think she doesn't try hard, which she does, and that she doesn't feel the enormous pressure she and maybe even her parents, and teachers, put on her. So, when you label someone the smart kid, just remember that they're trying their hardest too, and most likely, other than the fact that they scored a little better on their test, they are just exactly like you! _____ What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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Being a Homeless Teen Mom Didn't Hold Me Back
 
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By Zoila | To find a safe place to stay http://bit.ly/CovenantHouseShelters If there's not a Covenant House near you, call the National Runaway Hotline 1-800-786-2929 to get help | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Since the day Zoila was born it seemed that her mom never wanted her around. Her whole young life, she was always bouncing from one friend's house to another, and never really having a home until her mom had a new baby - then she was invited to move back in. Being the oldest now, her mom wanted her to take care of her younger brothers. But she was only ten years old - overwhelmed with responsibility, stress, and pressure that not even teens or high school kids should have on them. But, she made it through elementary school and was really excited to go on to middle school, but instead her mom decided to send her to Dominican Republic to stay with her grandparents. She stayed with them until she was 16 years old when her mom finally asked that she return home and that they try to build a good relationship. For the first couple of months everything seemed to be working well. Then, a surprise to everyone, Zoila found out she was pregnant. Her mom was so mad about it that she let it ruin the relationship they were trying to build. Her mom did NOT want to have a new teenage mom around. And, after her baby was born, since she had to stay home and care for her son anyway, her mom made her take care of all her siblings just like when she was ten. It was a lot more complicated this time since she had her own baby to take care of as well. When Zoila finally decided to go back to high school it made the relationship with her mother even harder. She wanted Zoila to stay home all the time to take care of the kids and didn't want her to advance herself with school and education. Zoila refused to drop out and her mom proceeded to kick her and her new baby out of the house. She worked with her high school guidance counselor to try to find a shelter and they finally found the perfect place - Covenant House! It was a perfect solution - and a path for her to graduate. Every day she would wake up early, get ready, and drop her son off at daycare, then a full day of school, followed by an internship, homework, and then repeating the whole thing every single day. She worked so hard. In June, a couple of weeks before graduation, Zoila got a call from her guidance counselor with amazing news! She had been chosen to speak at graduation as valedictorian; graduating with honors. She was so excited, had worked so hard, and felt so proud to have been recognized like that. She had always believed that hard work pays off, as does persistence, determination, overcoming adversity, focus and sticktoitiveness. But, she had never imagined that she would achieve such an accomplishment. Her graduation speech was all about how even when things get hard, no matter how hard they get, you should never give up. No matter how many obstacles appear in your way, you should always keep striving to achieve your goals. Having her son there to see her give her valedictorian speech - she was the top of the class - really underlined her accomplishment. She felt that not only had she accomplished something powerful for herself, but also something that would be really good for him too. Once she was finished and everyone was cheering and clapping, she saw her son jumping up and down, so excited, and it filled her with pride, hope, love and joy. teen pregnancy story time. - - - SleepOut America: https://sleepoutamerica.org/#stories MercerCares is honored to support Covenant House and SleepOut America. Mercer, make tomorrow today. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ actually happened If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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I Rescued Abandoned Newborn Kittens
 
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By Jenna | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Jenna and her Mom live in an apartment complex, on the second floor with their two cats - Bella and Kitty. Their apartment has a little terrace attached to it, and she and her Mom, and the two cats love to hang out and watch all the activity going on in the courtyard, and sometimes in the other apartments across the way. Because of that, and the fact that their two cats are always perched on the terrace - they've had them since they were kittens - everyone knew they had pets. They didn't rescue or adopt Bella and Kitty and brought them home after they had already been cared for by their Mother. One night, Jenna and her Mom are hanging out and watching tv when all of a sudden there's a knock at the door. It's a little kid from the apartment complex, and he says that since they all know that they are cat people, they thought maybe Jenna and her Mom could help. The kids had been out playing in the courtyard and they heard little kittens crying, and mewing and meowing from somewhere in the bushes. Their parents weren't home, and they wanted help. They throw on their flip-flops, grab a couple of flashlights, and run out the door. They follow the little boy, and then the sounds of the crying kittens to the back of the apartment, and sure enough, deep in the bushes, actually, thorn bushes, seven tiny kittens all huddled together. And they don't look good - they look sick and frail, and their eyes are still closed. They look almost dead. Jenna jumps right into the thorn bush and passes the kittens out to her Mom one by one, then, they hurry back to the apartment with them to warm them up in blankets, feed them, and then clean them up a bit. Jenna and her Mom were so scared, worried that the kittens wouldn't live, so tiny and beaten up, eyes still closed up and unable to take care of themselves. After a long night, they took them to the vet. The doctor said that there was NOT a very good chance that they would survive. This upset them so much, Jenna burst into tears. When the vet saw how much they already cared about these kittens he told them that they could admit them to the animal hospital for care, but that it would be very, very expensive. Jenna and her Mom didn't have very much money, so they asked what else could be done. The doctor said yes, that Jenna and her Mom could take them home and nurse them back to health by themselves - on their own. At first, all they could think about was all that responsibility, and the time and commitment it would take to truly rescue and save the kittens. But, inside, they both knew that they couldn't just give up. So, after the doctor told them what to do, they went to Petsmart and got all of the supplies they would need to nurse the kitten back to health - eye medicine, a replacement for their Mother's milk and cozy beds. For three months Jenna and her Mom cared for the kittens, and slowly but surely their sight all returned and they were strong and healthy! They found good homes for all the kittens and loved that they were able to rescue these little babies, nurse them back to health, gave them shelter and place them with loving owners. Cat rescue, nursing back to health and cat adoption are powerful and important things. Not only that, but Jenna loved it so much she wants to work with animals, maybe even nursing and caring for kittens when she gets older. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 PetSmart, chewy, buy a bag give a meal, aspca, animal shelter, animal rescue, animal adoption
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Dating App Disaster
 
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By Lizzy | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. It was Spring Break and Lizzy, her friend Java, and a bunch of other girls were all hanging out, talking and gossiping and having fun when Java had what she thought was a great idea: they'd use a popular online dating app and find boyfriends! But Lizzy noticed something right away - the app said Must Be 18 or older - NOT 13 OR OVER!?!?! But Java didn't care, she thought it didn't matter, especially if they could say they were dating older guys! Like, grown up guys, and Lizzy thought that was totally gross. She told Java, "you do whatever you want, but I'm not." But Java was totally convincing - she said that this was their chance to finally be the cool girls. She said that if girls like them dated bigger, older guys, that everyone would think that they were awesome! Lizzy thought about it, and, finally, just went for it! They made a fake account - Rebecca - and used photos they found online of a really hot girl. Five days later they had tons of guys who had left messages and texts wanting to date her, them, well - Rebecca. They chose one - Chris - 18 years old and very hip and cool looking, and started messaging with him. Lizzy felt a little bit guilty, but also a little bit excited - kind of comfortable. They started getting excited about it - about being popular!!! Java, pretending to be Hot Rebecca, started sending messages back and forth with Chris. She told him she was eighteen!! Finally he asked her if they could meet and go on a date, and, before Lizzy could stop her, she said yes. Ooops. Java started freaking out, made excuses, and said she couldn't meet him because she was busy. Thats when the whole thing turned into a real disaster. Chris started harassing her, stalking her on text, and told her that if she didn't meet him he was going to come and find her! When Java's mother found out, even the police got involved - it was a bad scene. Lizzy told her Mom about what happened, she felt like she had to, and, of course, she got in big big trouble - grounded from screens and everything else! But really, Lizzy was just relieved that it was over and knew that she and Java were lucky it didn't get even more out of hand. Lizzy learned to stay away from any dating app and the disaster that can follow until she was actually old enough to date! Everyone's got a story. Happy stories, sad stories, love stories, hard stories. karma stories, funny stories, scary stories...What's your story? We want to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth/v... Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Storybooth-1... If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time videos, watch our themes playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCvmy5PzXAWy9vbciRaDqGH7 Love and Heartbreak: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtnxgvVeZtfySmOpeVZw0t4 Embarrassing and Funny: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCtczLwmlI-dBOlr3ZgxFvcF Bullies and Mean People: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuVZFrilE3WncQhw1jZTxIW Overcoming Challenges: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTv86vY0AuCuzwXs4WrQcb2kVXT_xA5Od And watch other great videos like mean mom, embarrassing period story, running away from boys, anxiety and who am I. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrdeQSv370A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgnynvW4vcs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6ZUK1D5LGA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjw0PPBkMvU
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Because I Won't Pull Your Hair, That Makes Me Sexist?
 
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By Michael | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. When Michael was in seventh grade his whole class was walking back from recess one day, and he and his small group of close friends were just walking and talking and joking around together. For some reason, one of the jokes was revolving around hair or something, and Michael and one of the girls in his group were walking together and they started joking around too. And, randomly and suddenly, maybe as part of the joke, this girl just pulled on his hair. It wasn't too hard, really, just a few tugs, but, it made him really mad. He was upset, thought it wasn't very respectful of her, and so he asked her "why did you pull on my hair?!?!" And she said she was just joking around, but then said "hey, you can pull on my hair too if you want, so we're even, you know, for revenge." Michael declined, and said "I don't pull on girls' hair." But then, when she heard him say that she came back at him, upset, and said "Oh man, that's so sexist!" He meant no disrespect. Michael was totally confused. He wanted to know, "how is that sexist? I'm just being respectful, not sexist!" Michael had been raised to be a gentleman, to be chivalrous, and he just couldn't see how pulling a girl's hair was the right thing to do. So, this girl got really mad at Michael and she told their whole group of friends and they all jumped on the bandwagon and swarmed all over him calling him Sexist and getting really mad at him. HE was not being inappropriate at all! Then, when the got to the lunchroom, all those friends of his moved away from him to the other side of the cafeteria. He really couldn't understand what he had done so wrong. He wasn't being sexist, he was just being respectful but they all just kept calling him that, and making an argument that because he wouldn't pull on that girls hair he was sexist. He was falsely accused. He was so upset. Nobody came to sit with him at lunch except for one person from that group, actually pretty good friends with him, and that helped, a little. But other than that, things just got kind of out of hand, more and more. Everything that Michael said, if one of those friends heard it they would try to find a way to make it sound sexist, and again, they would call him names and give him a hard time. It got so difficult at school, and in the classroom, and lunchroom, with these kids always calling him a exist, that eventually he didn't even want to go anymore. It was basically him against a swarm of wasps! He finally talked to his parents about it and they gave him good advice - to move on from that group of friends. So eventually he made a new group of friends, and a lot more of them, and they all know him for who he really is - a decent and respectful young man, and not sexist at all. Today it seems like everyone is very ready to get very offended about almost anything, and it also seems like there is very little talking going on but a whole lot of quick judgments being made. Remember, don't be so judgy! Nobody benefits. - - - What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9 #storybooth #storyboothOnlyTrueStories
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My Friends Told My Crush I Liked Him
 
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By Izzy | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. It was 6th grade and time for the Valentines Day dance. Izzy and a group of her friends decided they would all go to the dance together. In this group were three of Izzy's girlfriends and two of her guy friends. No one was dating - it was just a group of friends going to the dance together. They were having fun at the dance - dancing, eating, watching movies - no drama. But when the boys go off to the snack table, and leave Izzy with her three girl friends, things start to get a little uncomfortable. The girls ask Izzy who she had a crush on. Izzy , as it turns out, was crushing on one of the guy friends in her group - Jack - she almost even asked him to the dance but chickened out at the last minute. She even had a note, a love note, she wrote to ask him to the dance but she never gave it to him. This was her little secret that she wanted to keep all to herself. But the girls kept pushing and pushing and pushing until Izzy finally gave in and revealed to them that she had a big crush on Jack. He'd be a great boyfriend and she was crazy about him. One of Izzy's friend's, Yvonna, with a look of mischief in her eyes, immediately ran off towards Jack. Izzy was totally freaked out because she knew what Yvonna is going to do - tell Jack that Izzy had a crush on him. There was no way that Izzy was going to let that happen so she ran over to her as fast as she could and knocked Yvonna to the ground before she could tell Jack that Izzy liked him. Well she made it in time and dragged Yvonna back, and screamed at her to never do anything like that again. Well, Yvonna was too mischievous to listen to that demand. She slipped away once again and this time - told Jack Izzy had a crush on him...a Valentines Day Crush and she wanted him to be her valentine. Izzy, as you can imagine was super mad. Her friends denied it, saying that they told Jack it was just a prank. Izzy didn't know what to believe - did Jack think she liked him or did he believe it was just a prank? She never found out but she did get to have a slow dance, a Valentines Day dance with Jack, so maybe the fact that Yvonna shared her little secret wasn't such a bad thing after all. Valentine's Day turned out a little better than Izzy expected or hoped. We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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I Was Homeless
 
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By Tony | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | To find a safe place to stay http://bit.ly/CovenantHouseShelters | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. | If there's not a Covenant House near you, call the National Runaway Hotline 1-800-786-2929 to get help. - - - SleepOut America: https://sleepoutamerica.org/#stories #MercerCares is honored to support Covenant House and SleepOut America. Mercer, make tomorrow today. - - - Tony and his two older sisters never got along, not ever, for as long as he can remember, and to this day he doesn't understand why. They bullied and tormented him, did and said horrible things to him whenever they could. His sisters would dress him up like a girl, force make-up on him, and then tell him he should have been female because nobody wanted a brother. It hurt him deeply. And they made fun of his weight and the fact that he loved to eat. They hurt, they teased, they ridiculed, but still, he didn't feel unsafe - they hadn't done any physical harm to him, and he thought maybe it was just normal. But, deep down inside he knew it wasn't normal, and maybe he even knew that he really wasn't safe - his life with his sisters felt dangerous and terrifying. His Mom was amazing and loved and protected him when she could, but that wasn't very often because she was a single parent and had to work all the time to keep their apartment, and food on their table, and keep them cared for. His Mom just wasn't able to be around the house and with them often enough to truly see what was happening to him, and how abusive it was - and she couldn't enforce the rules since she wasn't there. As he moved into his teenage years, the bullying and abuse from his sisters moved from hurtful words to real violence, and that violence grew and grew until eventually, he knew he truly wasn't safe in that house. He was being abused. His mom realized what was happening and felt the same way - it was dangerous, unsafe, and she needed to get him away from his sisters. With nowhere else to go, and the situation at home going from bad to worse, Tony went to live with his Uncle. For a little while things were okay, he felt safe, there was nobody there to hurt and bully him, and his Uncle was easy to be with. But then, out of the blue, Tony came home to find an eviction notice on his Uncle's door. With his Uncle being evicted, Tony was left without a place to live - he couldn't go back home because his sisters were too threatening, and he didn't want to burden his Mother because she had so much to deal with on her own, and so, just like that, he found himself scared, hungry, and on the streets - He was homeless, a homeless teen with nowhere to go. He eventually found himself in Central Park, and tried to blend in and look normal. This was no homeless kid experiment, he was hungry, dirty and tired, and had no money for food. He found a McDonalds and just sat, scared and alone. Finally, some kids left a tray full of uneaten food on top of the trash, and, embarrassed but too hungry to care, he took the tray and ate their leftovers. He was a homeless kid on the street, spending his nights in the park with nobody to help him - not a homeless experiment like he watched on youtube, this was real. On his fourth night of homelessness, he had to sleep on the streets, while he was sleeping, he got assaulted - beaten up really badly by a gang of thugs. He learned firsthand what it was like to be homeless in America. It was unsafe and dangerous. After that horrible assault, he knew he needed to get help - homeless solutions - and he called his Mom. He needed more than a place to sleep warm, he needed a safe place to stay. They went searching and that is how they found Covenant House - a homeless shelter, an adolescent shelter for homeless kids. It was the best thing that could have happened to him. He made friends and learned to share his feelings, not hide in his pain and all he had been through. Covenant House gave him a sense of real hope and a feeling of deep connection and trust. He was able to connect more deeply with his Mother, knowing that she knew he was okay, and ultimately, after all, he had been through, he found his redemption at Covenant House. His homelessness was a chapter, a stop along his journey, and the shelter and care that he finally found set him on a new path where he, in turn, can help others - just like he is doing by sharing this amazing story! https://www.covenanthouse.org/homeless-shelters LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/
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I Stole A Sick Fish From A Store
 
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By Rowan | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Rowan and her friend were just driving around, ranting about something - she can't even remember what it was - and they were just in one of those moods that teenagers get into. Rebellious. Wanting to do something truly not good. So, of course, they went to Walmart. Now, here's the thing about Rowan - she LOVES fish. She wants to major in Marine Biology, spends a ton of time studying and researching ocean life, and just happened to have a clean and new 10 gallon fish tank sitting at home, just waiting for fish. She was known as a student who loved fish, the "Fish Girl." If that was weird or not or if kids made fun of her, she didn't not care. Fish were her thing. A light bulb went off. And even though inside, there was a part of her trying to get her not to suggest what she was about to suggest, she couldn't help it. The combination of her rebellious mood and her love of fish overcame her - "LET'S STEAL A FISH!" Her friend Bianca couldn't believe what she heard - this wasn't like Rowan at all. Bianca didn't think they were actually going to go through with it - so she went along. But Rowan was serious. They get to the pets, small animals, and fish section of the store and there, all by itself in a tiny little bowl, was a little blue Betta fish. It looked a little sick, with tattered fins, sort of swimming on its side. A sick fish, the perfect thing to steal and for the right reasons. It touched Rowan's heart, and all of sudden, it wasn't only about lifting a fish and doing something not good, it was about saving this little Betta from its sad Walmart fate. When Bianca saw the sad sick fish, she was totally in, and Rowan came up with a plan. She told Bianca to go to the Fem Care aisle and get a box of pads, and then they emptied the pads into Bianca's purse. Then, they took the container that the beta fish was in, and dropped it into the empty box - a perfect fit. Neither of them had ever stolen anything in their lives, never shoplifted, and the minute they started walking toward the checkout counter they became nervous wrecks. They were shaking, and sweating, looking around, and Rowan started moving really slowly, over thinking it all. Finally, they get to the checkout and pay for the box of pads, but NOT THE FISH! They did it, success, and they walk out to the car, when Bianca realizes she can't find her keys. They're nowhere, AND so they have to take their stolen fish back into the Wal Mart to look for the keys, which they don't find. And, only when they've given up and go back to the car to call a Mom, when they see the keys are sitting in the car. All of that extra fear for no reason! When they finally get into the car she takes the fish out of the box - Gilbert - for his gills,.... Not only had she done something truly not good - stealing a fish - but she had also done something really good - freeing Gilbert from his terrible life in the pet section. She was super proud of her self, she saved a fish, but she also felt morally ambiguous - and didn't really mind the feeling at all. In fact, she loved it! She realized that she never cleared the whole bringing a fish home to live with her thing with her parents, so, they concocted a whole elaborate story about a friend giving her the fish, and so, when she gets home she also realizes that her 10 gallon tank isn't ready for Gilbert. She has to use a big cheese snacks container as a temporary home while the big tank gets prepared, but even in that Gilbert is like a brand new fish! When he finally got into his new tank, it was like a while new world for him - he's living the life of a king now. So, even though she really did do something not good, really, it ended up being something really good. She's not suggesting that others do the same, of course not, but her story happens to have turned out for the best, for her, and for Gilbert the Beta Fish. While this is a funny video, it is also one that makes you think and wonder if she did the right thing. She believes that in this case stealing was the right thing to do to save the life on an animal, or in this case, a beta fish. - - - LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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My Friend Died in the Parkland Florida School Shooting
 
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By Ayelen | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 2:20 PM EST, a young man entered Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida and started shooting. 17 people died including students and 3 teachers. 14 more were injured in the attack. Storybooth dedicates this video to the memory of those who lost their lives at Stoneman Douglas High School and entire Parkland community. WE STAND WITH YOU. Storybooth believes in the power of young voices. We are so proud of the students for finding strength inside tragedy and using their voices to change the world. Protest, speak, share. Change comes from organizing the people and we are the people. The students of Stoneman Douglas are standing up together on March24th to speak out so that this never happens again. You can join the protest with them in Washington DC or search for a march in your local community on their website. Go to marchforourlives.com to learn more. YOU have the power to make a difference. #neveragain #marchforourlives emma gonzalez, david hogg, sam zeif, julia cordover, cameron kasky, joclyn corin, kyle kashuv, ariana klein, alfanso, calderon, lorenzo prado, lane murdock, delaney tarr, ryan deitsch, chris grady Donate to March for Our Lives GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/8psm8-march-for-our-lives Donate to Stoneman Douglas Victims Fund GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund https://www.marchforourlives.com This is dedicated to those who lost their lives senselessly: • Alyssa Alhadeff, 14 • Scott Beigel, 35 • Martin Duque, 14 • Nicholas Dworet, 17 • Aaron Feis, 37 • Jaime Guttenberg, 14 • Chris Hixon, 49 • Luke Hoyer, 15 • Cara Loughran, 14 • Gina Montalto, 14 • Joaquin Oliver, 17 • Alaina Petty, 14 • Meadow Pollack, 18 • Helena Ramsay, 17 • Alex Schachter, 14 • Carmen Schentrup, 16 • Peter Wang, 15
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I Lost All My Friends Because I Got Head Lice
 
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By Nora | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. When Nora was in fourth grade she went to a sleepover at one of her friend's houses AND, although she didn't know it, her friend had lice at the time. Nora didn't bring her own pillow to her friends house, why would she, and so she borrowed one off her friend's bed. Of course, there were lice and lice eggs in the pillow, and they just marched on over and there you go, she got lice. Her parents tried all kinds of things to get rid of the head lice, and worked really hard to comb them out and shampoo with all this medicated stuff, and then, right in the middle of all of that, her brother came in scratching his head, a lot.The lice had spread. Eventually, and after all kinds of treatments, Nora and her family got rid of all the lice. The only person she spoke to about it was the friend who she had caught them from, and that was mostly to make sure that she took care of the problem if there still was one. But one day, while Nora was talking to her friend about it in the school bathroom, this other girl was in a stall and they didn't know. This girl had started hanging out with all of Nora's friends, and she overheard that Nora had had lice and she snuck out of the bathroom and told all of Nora's friends about it. Every time Nora would walk over to her she would give Nora this weird disgusted look and then she would just slowly back away. She would go whisper things with Nora's friends and Nora knew she was telling them all about the lice and making a really big deal about it. When Nora would come over to all of them, they would just run away, or make excuses and leave.... This girl kept using Nora's lice as a way to take her friends away from her, and made them all act like Nora was gross or something. It wasn't fun, and it made Nora really upset and alone most of the time - all because she had head lice, and even though she had gotten rid of them. The rumors got so bad that one day a teacher even sent her home because they thought they saw lice in her hair. It wasn't true, she didn't have lice anymore, but nobody seemed to care, and that made going to school every day a bit of a challenge. After a while the rumors seemed to die down and Nora made her way happily to fifth grade. But, early in the school year, she was sitting in class before it started and this one boy - the class clown - started going behind everyone at their desks and patting them on the heads - like that old game of duck-duck-goose. And then, when that boy got to Nora, that same girl was there and she said, so everyone could hear it "Oh, I wouldn't touch Nora's head if I were you!" Nora couldn't believe it, after all this time, here she was again in a new grade and a new year starting it all up again. Nora burst into tears, right there at school, in class. This girl just continued running away and starting rumors and Nora felt like she had lost all her friends. She was so upset and luckily a teacher noticed what was going on, and the school counselor who she ended up talking to about it and who stepped in to make things right. That girl who had been causing all the problems at school and with Nora's friends went to her and apologized and not long after that they actually became good friends. The best advice Nora can give? Bring your own pillow when you go to your friend's house for a sleepover, oh yeah, and don't spread rumors about people. - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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I Was Accused Of Being Racist But I Am Not
 
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By Sarah | Ready to "wear it out loud?” Merch store open, SHOP NOW: http://bit.ly/storybooth-merch | Subscribe: http://bit.ly/sub2storybooth | Record your story @ https://storybooth.com or our iPhone app for a chance to get animated. Comment, like, share this story. Sarah was born in Germany and despite the amazing and rich culture of the country, because of it's history, and WWII, there can be a lot of judgments and perceptions about Germans. But of course Sarah had no idea about any of that when she and her family moved to the United States when she was just two years old. Her mother was super excited about the move and had studied all about America and its history and culture and she wanted to visit every sate and explore. And they finally settled in Atlanta, Georgia, and really liked it. A couple of years after moving, her mother gave birth to a baby boy, her little brother! They were so happy, a complete family and a home and place they wanted to stay in forever. But, when Sarah was in fourth grade, at school, racism reared its head - but not necessarily in the way you might think. And, it was very surprising to Sarah, after all, she went to a Christian school where they were all taught that everyone is created equal. It was a bit shocking to her that this kind of evil racism could live and thrive in a religious school, in the classroom. Sarah wasn't bullied because of the color of her skin, or her religion or beliefs, but instead, as the kids at school began to study modern American history, and WWII, they started to accuse Sarah of being evil, and a racist, just because she was born in Germany. They were actually being racists by calling her a racist. She was accused of being a racist bet she was not because she didn't even know about what happened in German during World War II. It's true that Germany does not have the best past when it came to acceptance and equality, but that was over 75 years ago, and Sarah learned about it at the same time that her classmates did. Nonetheless, since they knew she was from Germany they made crazy assumptions about her beliefs and that she was evil and racist. One day she came home from school with all these questions about Germany, and its history, and World War II. She only knew the modern country that was inclusive and accepting and did amazing things for all kinds of people all over the world - and this past Germany, this "not so nice" Germany, was something she didn't understand, and definitely didn't understand why her friends and classmates were holding it against her. But that's what they did. That's what they seemed to see when the looked at her - some German soldier from 75 years ago. And that really hurt her. She was being accused of being a racist but she not. One day her father asked her what was going on at school that had her asking all these questions about the darkest hours of Germany's history and why she seemed so unhappy. She told her dad what was happening, how everyone was teasing her for being racist and evil just because she was born in Germany. Her dad was shocked. So, Sarah and her Mom and Dad went into the school to talk to the principal about it and she too was shocked, and upset. She set up a whole school assembly about racism and equality and taught that nobody was in a position to judge anybody else, and that we all had to actually get to know people before we could know anything about who they really were. This message got through to a lot of the kids and since then Sarah has had a much easier time, making friends of all colors and religions and beliefs, and, even though she still does sometimes get teased and bullied for being German, it doesn't bother he so much. She knows who she is and she knows that she is not a racist. "I am a good American of German decent and I while I was accused of being a racist, I am not one and I see everyone equally as people, none more human that the other." - - - We love this true story. What's your story? storybooth wants to hear it! LINKS: Website: http://www.storybooth.com Instagram: @thestorybooth twitter @thestorybooth https://www.instagram.com/thestorybooth G+: https://plus.google.com/+Storybooth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thestorybooth/ Tumblr: https://storybooth.tumblr.com/ If you liked this storybooth animation and love storytime / story time story booth kid videos, watch our themed playlist collections: Being Yourself: https://goo.gl/89enEN Love and Heartbreak: https://goo.gl/mfaoKw Embarrassing and Funny: https://goo.gl/5GjxrW Bullies and Mean People: https://goo.gl/THS3LB Overcoming Challenges: https://goo.gl/pbxRa9
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