Carleigh O'Connell is our new hero.
The 14-year old was recently on the receiving end of bullying from her classmates, who spray-painted “Carleigh’s Ass” on a cement block for the entire town to see.
Did Carleigh let the graffiti get her down? Did she respond to it by holing up in her room? No, quite the opposite:
Carleigh snapped a photo while posing proudly with the graffiti, posting the picture on Facebook and asking her mom to do the same.
"[Carleigh] decided that she was going to be stronger than hurtful words on the concrete and that she was going to be proud of her figure," the teen's mom wrote on Facebook.
"She also told me that she feels complete sympathy for the teenagers across the country who face this everyday."
"She understands and wants all of them to find strength inside to rise above the nastiness and be empowered by who you are, how you are made and what is in your heart."