I haven’t always been at home. I was at school until Year 2. I didn’t really want to go to school. Nursery school was ok but school felt too long and I had to do things. At nursery school I had choices. School was very busy and very noisy. I couldn’t really think straight. Now I know that it was a lot about the colours being wrong for me. But I didn’t know that then.
I had to colour in some shapes one day. I didn’t see why because the subject was maths and I knew how many balls there were. I didn’t like colouring and some girls used to tease me because I found it very hard to colour in-between the lines. Then one day I was told to colour in a stick figure. I coloured it in a colour that I thought was right but the teacher came and looked very cross. She told me off and said that men aren’t blue. I felt very upset and furious. At home I had always coloured things the way I wanted to and it had always been OK.
What I really don’t like about school is just that I couldn’t be myself and express myself the way i want to.