Bethany Mota has always been very open about her experiences being bullied in high school, and she recently opened up even more on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The YouTube star revealed that her "friends" started a Facebook page that's sole purpose was to bash Bethany's physical appearance.
"It was people that I actually knew and they made this Facebook page about me and it was my face and my name, but it was almost like I was making fun of myself. All the captions were about my physical appearance and just me making fun of who I was," she said.
"This was when I was 12... and I had never experienced anything like it before so naturally I let it affect my self confidence and happiness about life. I kind of went into this form of depression and anxiety and all of these things that lasted for maybe a year. And there was a point in that time period where I thought, this is how my life is going to be, I just need to accept that I'm never going to be happy and i'm never going to love myself."
Bethany found herself watching more and more YouTube videos as a form of "distraction" and eventually she found enough courage to post her own video. And the rest is history!
Bethany is such an inspiration to young adults everywhere! Not only did she endure brutal cyber bullying, but she rose about it and overcame all of her feelings of self hatred.
Check out her appearance on Ellen below and let us know what you think in the comments. Does she inspire you?