my first high school was a private all-girl catholic snake pit made up of mostly white upper-middle class girls whose world view was restricted to an episode of the OC and who dedicated each and every day to making sure nobody’s self esteem reached any higher than an ants asshole. I spent most of my time avoiding everyone and everything in that school via hiding in the library, infirmary, locker rooms, the goddamn music room and passing the time by reading manga, fanfiction, watching anime, drawing, and playing flash games on newgrounds like an absolute loser nerd but it was my escape from those evil, EVIL bitches. I ended up having a huge meltdown and got into quite a few fights and ended up bailing when I started becoming very aggressive again, I was just like “whoaaaa these bessie, easy there; we’ve all had people we’d like to throw into a woodchipper but cALM DOWN AND REMOVE YO SELF FROM THIS SITUATION”
my second high school was a public school with all genders and no religion and it was literally a bunch of cheap air conditioned shacks on top of a hill and it was full to the brim with people from all racial, social and economic backgrounds and I had the best two years of my entire life at that school. nobody bullied or openly judged me for the first time ever, I became mildly cool but because I was free to develop in an environment that was healthy and positive, I met my first big love there, I scored the best grades there because I was happy enough to actually focus on my school work, I met nikki there, I learned shitloads, I regained self-confidence. I had a fucking blast at my last high school, I miss it so much.