~3 Roads of Life, by Gwen Cooper
"The 3 Roads to Life is about how people are separated into categories. The no matter what has happened in the past, people are still going to judge you. I drew this picture one day while I was in my room. This boy that I liked told me I was a loser, and said I was annoying, so while everyone is in Happy-Land, I'm stuck in Loserville. I am always bullied, not as severe as most kids, but that doesn't mean it doesn't hurt. I'm not the prettiest girl, I have the geeky glasses, the unruly dirty blond hair, and the annoying little snort laugh. No matter how hard I tried at changing my image, or myself as a person, the past would always catch up and grab me by the waist and pull me down. No matter what I did, people still bullied, and it still hurts. It got me really upset, and I guess this drawing kind of helped me out of a short period of depression. I've realized now that you shouldn't let people get you down, and that it doesn't matter what people think of you, all that matters is what makes you happy. Everyone is going to get upset, so try to find something to "free your mind", as I say. Drawing is my freedom. What's yours?"