first_imgDONEGAL Daily has been inundated with requests and information after the sad and tragic death of Ballybofey teenager Erin Gallagher a week ago today.A number of you have contacted us to ask us to highlight a story from the United States.It’s the story of Maisie Kate Miller (above), 15, who was the victim of bullying. The Massachusetts girl was mocked for her hairstyle by a girl bully, said to her: “Who wears pigtails still? What is this, kindergarten?” Maisie had been picked on for her clothes, boyfriend and body, but being mocked for her favourite hairstyle was a first.So Maisie went home and set up a Facebook page urging everyone at her school to wear pigtails to the school the next day.And they did – even the teacher’s joined in.Maise wrote on Facebook: “There was a incident today, and I was really upset about it.  A girl who has been bothering me all year, saying rude, hurtful things to me, said something that just topped me over, and I’m ready to get this Over and done with. Today she was behind me going up the stairs and commented on my hair that was up in pigtails (for a sport) commenting to her friend Saying “who wears pigtails still? Are we in kindergarten?” as nonchalant and innocent as this seems, it’s been one of a few comments at me and about me and my group of friends said in hearing range of myself. I am asking you all to understand that this hurt me beyond reason (partially from PMS, and partially because this has been a tough week for me), but mostly because it was wrong, i cried. This was the last straw for me. I know pigtails are ridiculous looking and often don’t look the best on 15 and 16 year olds, but please if you could help my cause and do so many other girls who have had hurtful things said to them; wear pigtails tomorrow. If you can’t or won’t, please tell others about my experience, and ask themTo please wear pigtails. Thank you so much for reading, and sharing.”It was a powerful message to the bullies. You can read more about the story here. ERIN’S DEATH: HOW AMERICAN TEENAGER TURNED THE TIDE ON BULLIES WITH HER PIGTAILS was last modified: November 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Erin GallagherERIN’S DEATH: HOW AMERICAN TEENAGER TURNED THE TIDE ON BULLIES WITH HER PIGTAILSlast_img