Bullied Teen Uses Makeup To Transform Herself Into Scary Characters (Photos)
Unfortunately, we still live in a world where 14-year-olds think it's okay to bully their classmates.
Despite the fact that seeing or hearing about someone get bullied is heart-wrenching, it's always refreshing to hear about a child standing up to bullying in a smart, effective way. Take Eve Hirst, for example.
The 14-year-old girl from South Yorkshire, England has had to deal with being called names like "fat Eve" and "big Eve" by her cruel classmates. Instead of letting them hurt her feelings, she found a way to be happy with herself and stand up to them.
How'd she do it? By applying her artistic abilities to a project called Eve's Fakeup.
Eve decided to stand up to these bullies by using makeup to transform herself into a series of different characters. From superheroes to skeletons and zombies, Eve finds happiness and comfort in morphing into different people.
In a recent interview with the Mirror, Eve explains her process:
I need a way to express my feelings. So, I go into my bedroom and turn myself into a character to release all the upset. I love becoming someone else because I don't have to deal with my everyday problems because when I've applied the makeup, I'm no longer me.
Despite Eve's determination and will to make herself happy, it must be said it wasn't easy by any means.
Eve's mother, Becky Hirst, told the Mirror,
They would leave her in tears and terrified every day. They constantly called her wicked names. She would get off the school bus and run to her Gran's house as they would start on her in the street too.
You never want to hear about bullying, but these awesome transformations will make you smile.