After being bullied relentlessly at her new school, a 9-year-old girl in Washington is speaking out against bullying.
As Inside Edition reports, Nasir Andrews recently moved to Bellevue, Washington from Georgia—a major cross-country move for a little girl.
Sadly, when Nasir was forced to switch schools, the other kids in her class weren’t as welcoming as her family had hoped.
“We seek to protect and nurture our children and it’s difficult to explain to Nasir why she’s being hurt because we don’t know why,” Nasir’s mother, Chantey, said.
After being bullied by other kids at school for months, Nasir decided to share a video online that she has titled “Backdown Bully.”
“I saw other people do it online and I thought it would be a good way to share my experience and social media would be the best way to go,” Nasir said.
In the eye-opening video, Nasir can be seen holding up a sign that recounts all the horrible torment she has been through since moving to Washington last August.
“It made us feel disheartened and confused as to why this was the response to something that was never really experienced before,” Chantey said.
Some of the signs say Nasir has been “hit” and “choked” and called awful names, like “Nutella.”
Although a drawing of a gun was allegedly placed in Nasir’s cubby by another student, Chantey says the school has done very little to stop the bullying for her daughter.
“We’re hoping through spreading the cause of how real bullying is, we can help restore our community,” Chantey said.
Nasir hopes that by creating “Backdown Bully,” she can help stop the bullying cycle that continues to happen at schools all over the world.
“I’ve transitioned from a hurting mom to now an empowered and proud mother,” said Chantey.
“Help change the ending,” the final card in Nasir’s video, which has received more than one million views, reads.
“I want people to know that bullying is real and it hurts people,” Nasir said. “I just really want the world to be equal.”
More than anything Nasir desperately wants to end bullying for as many children as she possibly can, and she hopes that sharing her own experience will at the very least help other victims feel a little less alone.
“I want to change bullying and I want it to stop,” Nasir said. “I don’t want it to happen more and more because then there would be nothing really happy in life.”
Video Credit: Backdown Bully via YouTube.com