"The boys picked me up and threw me in the trash can on the street, on the corner of my block while all the other girls from the school were leaving and could see me in the trash... Everybody was laughing and I was even laughing. I had that nervous giggle... I remember even one of the girls looking at me like, 'Are you about to cry? You're pathetic.' That's what it felt like, you're pathetic."

"It didn't sink in with me how bullying affected me until later in my life. I knew that it affected me deeply but it wasn't until a little bit later that I realized how much it affected me and how much it was still very present... I think it took me to get to know my fans and to see similar struggles in them to access that wound in myself." - Lady Gaga (via Popeater)