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Cianna’s Cry for Help

If you’re on Facebook, you may have recently seen the face of young Cianna Anderson populating your newsfeed. The 12 year old girl posted her story to the “I oppose bullying” Facebook page less than two weeks ago. As of today it has over 350,000 likes and over 7,500 shares. She wrote:

“My name is Cianna, I’m 12 years old, I’m bullied almost everyday, they call me Chewbacca because I used to have long puffy hair because I am biracial, people call me ugly and a snitch because I tell authority when I’m bullied. Last year was the worst people called me whore, bitch and fake and poodle for no reason, last year I hated myself and wanted to kill myself because of two boys at school the one boy still does it, but it’s going to change soon. I cut my hair for it to go back to its natural curly state and they call me bald and say I have an Afro and they poke at my hair while assaulting me, people make fun of my Instagram photos. I now know I’m beautiful and I try to stay strong. This has to stop happening to me and everyone else.”

 I remember the days of being called a “puffy haired freak” and being chased to the school bus because I was biracial like it was yesterday. So as you can imagine, this story really touched my heart. I was amazed at how much positive support this little girl received. But what was even more impressive is that at 12 years old Cianna has the courage to tell her story. She and her mother are using it to take a stand and spread the word against bullying. Bravo Cianna! You have our support 100%.

If you or anyone you know is feeling hopeless because of bulling please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit http://www.stopbullying.gov/.

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8 thoughts on “Cianna’s Cry for Help

  • curtdogg20906

    These people r ignorant. But u have 2 be strong. U r better than them in every way. And in a few years the same dudes that’s giving u a hard time r the same ones that r gonna be breaking their necks 2 get with u because u r beautiful. They don’t see it now but they will. I promise. Be strong cutie. The wold will b yours.

  • TonyaBarber

    Hi, I am Cianna’s mom. I am so happy to see her story is still reaching people. She has made great strides in confidence building and is helping others to realize that bullies need to stop and that we are all beautiful no matter what others tell us. She has been such an inspiration to me, and is also now an inspiration to others as well! Thank you for sharing her story!!!

  • AmandaNagurney

    Cianna, I went through all of this growing up. Same thing as you. I am so sorry that you are going through this hunny. But I am so glad that you realize how truly beautiful you are! It wasn’t until after, high school that I realized this. I went through so much growing up between people picking on me, calling me names, and going to counselors to get over the trauma. I am so proud that you have the strength and courage to put all that behind you now and not let that effect you. It is people like that (for example me) who can make it out on the top! And I tell you, you will go very far in your life and be very successful! You are a sweetheart and are beautiful not only on the outside but especially on the inside.

    • CiannaLaelAnderson

      Thank you so much Amanda! I’m sorry you had to go through that but like you said look at you now! Thank you, I’m doing alot better with situations like that now.

  • CiannaLaelAnderson

    Thank you for sharing my story.

  • Coreycrazy2

    it was angel lopez

  • M_chavez1984


    I was bullied for being a mexican immigrant and for being overweight. But I stood up and continued to be true to myself. It is obvious that people that bully are the one’s with the problem (and that is envy, hate etc). So they have more to loose and I am proud to hear that you realized that true acceptance first comes from within not from others and you are beautiful..


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