Teen With Autism Uses Selfie Stick To Document Horrors Of Bullying

Using a broken tripod, selfie stick and his mother’s video camera, an autistic teenager shows the harsh realities of being picked on.

Anyone who has fallen prey to bullying can well relate to the horrors associated with it. For such people, every single day starts off with being afraid and hoping they won’t be picked on once again. But to their disappointment, things do not change, and they end up anticipating a better tomorrow.

One such person is 14-year-old Ryan Wiggins, a teenager from Hertfordshire, who lives with Asperger’s syndrome. He filmed a short video using a selfie stick, a broken tripod and his mother’s video camera to depict what being bullied feels like.

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The video called “Tomorrow,” kicks off with Ryan saying, “Will I ever know what it’s like to get out of bed without feeling reluctant or stand on my own two feet without falling or stumbling? Indeed not today. Maybe tomorrow. Will I ever know what it’s like to look at my own reflection without wanting to look away because I feel ashamed and disgusted at who I real am? I guess not today. Maybe tomorrow.”

The video was posted on YouTube to raise awareness for the Anna Kennedy Online, a British charity that supports people with autism.

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