Years ago- we had a cousin that was always bullied by others. All of us first cousins took up for her and many times got in trouble in school for protecting her. Her teeth didn't wasn't right,she had purple eyes, odd shaped body, (ugly duckling)tall for her age etc etc. However, we kept on, but after she grew up in her teens and graduated- it was a swan born. Her career became a model for different companies but she was still our first cousin in her heart. Now, she is a mom, wife and part time helper at the schools for programs against bullies.