Chatterbox: Down to Earth



Confess your deepest secrets here, anonymously, if you'd prefer

I won't judge

submitted by Anonymous, age x, x
(October 15, 2020 - 1:43 pm)

I have another confession: I don't think I'm pretty enough to have any boys my age that like me.

My hairs ALWAYS a mess, my teeth aren't straight and I have to brush them EVERY DAY, my face looks like a pizza and that makes me feel bad, and I wish my eyes were ice blue.

Yes, I always feel bad about myself. Especially when I was at a different online school two years ago, when somebody LITERALLY hacked into my account on something, AND CALLED ME A SWEAR WORD!!!!!! Don't bullies know that EVERYONE has feelings, esepically the people that are getting bullied?

submitted by Emekittycon Kitten, age 12, Kitten Kingdom
(November 1, 2020 - 2:24 pm)

Don't know if this helps, but here:

1. Everyone has to brush their teeth every day (or twice) and I hate it just as much as you do, probably. Like, why can't teeth just keep themselves clean?! 

2. I have such a big overbite I can't close my lips all the way without trying. This is really annoying and it's only going to get worse >:| I need braces. So I get that as well.

3. I'm sure we'd all like to change our eye color, at some point or another (I used to want green eyes) but in case this helps, most people don't have ice blue eyes.

4. That was extremely mean and awful of that person! I'm so sorry that happened to you. Whatever they called you, please know it isn't true. You are a wonderful, amazing, funny, kind person that I'm so glad I got to 'meet'.

5. For feeling bad about your appearance, don't. Everyone is beautiful in their own way, and everyone probably has bits of themselves they wish they could disappear. I know I do. <3


submitted by Luminescence, age 12, Atlantis
(November 1, 2020 - 4:45 pm)

Bullies stink :(

submitted by Lizardo
(November 3, 2020 - 8:46 am)

I used to like someone in my third grade class that everyone thought was annoying.

submitted by Not telling who
(November 1, 2020 - 6:55 pm)

In sixth grade, I had a crush on someone who everyone loved but I thought was massively annoying.

Worst year ever. 

submitted by Another person
(November 1, 2020 - 9:56 pm)





submitted by guess
(November 2, 2020 - 8:10 am)

I just wish that I had been born in the right body. I wish I could ask people to call me the right pronouns, but I can't. I wish that my religion didin't say that I shouldn't exist. I wish that I knew other people like me. I wish I had friends who would treat me well. Is that too much to ask?

submitted by ...
(November 2, 2020 - 8:18 am)


submitted by Starchaser, age 12, Pyrrhia, (she/her)
(November 2, 2020 - 1:13 pm)

I don't care that your religon says you shouldn't exist, YOU SHOULD, 100% YOU SHOULD. I don't have the same problem as you, but know that even though I don't know who you are in the slightest, I care for you. I wish I could offer some meanful advice and make your problems go away, but I can't, and I'm sorry. It's not too much to ask for respect and to be loved, in fact, you should even have to ask, it should just be there for you. If you ever need to talk I'm here.

submitted by Sophie T., age 17, Gotham
(November 3, 2020 - 10:33 am)

THANK YOU for saying that. I wanted to say something along those lines, but words... are hard. 

submitted by Starchaser, age 12, Pyrrhia, (she/her)
(November 3, 2020 - 11:13 am)

Tell someone! Who cares about ur religion saying u shouldn't exist! U should and we all love u!

submitted by ??, age ??, ??
(November 17, 2020 - 2:07 pm)

I think I have peoplephobia. there is probably a name for it that I don't know, so I'm using that one.

I get really nervous around people, like i don't want to talk, my knees shake, I just want to GET AWAY A.S. A. P.  It's different with friends, but it's Really Bad among my not-friends, the people I used to know and hang out with but don't anymore. And not because of any fights or bad history, we just drifted apart. It's not even really sad at all cause I don't miss them, and they don't miss me, it's just awkward. 


submitted by Darkling
(November 2, 2020 - 5:51 pm)

Hi Darkling! That sounds like it could maybe be social anxiety? Please don't just take my word for it, Im not a professional and I don't experience social anxiety so I really don't know if I'm right, but maybe look up social anxiety and see if it resonates with you?

submitted by Applejaguar@Darkling
(November 16, 2020 - 3:32 pm)

@ ... , First of all, I'm very sorry you feel that way. It must be awful. If you want, you can PM me on NaNo, and I can try to help a little more in-depth? I understand that you want to remain anonymous but I think that I might be able to genuinely give some advice and support that could help you.


submitted by Starseeker
(November 2, 2020 - 8:13 pm)

I feel sort of like I just don't belong anywhere. I like to try to convince myself that I'm different, or that I'll make an impact on the world, but I don't know if I really will. In reality, I'm probably just another kid that's just like all the others. I also try to make the best of weird things about me, like i say that being short is good bc I can duck under tree branches and stuff more easily, even though taller people are scientifically proven to be more successful. Sometimes I just think about bad things happening, and what I would do, and I can never think of what I could do that's realistic, and then I'm just sad. I wish something interesting would happen in my life.

submitted by Lizardo
(November 3, 2020 - 8:54 am)