Just because I'm a redhead
by Alexandra Wright
(Honea Path, SC, US)
I'm an 11-year-old redhead named Alexandra. I am a girl. Everyone thinks I'm smart because I'm a red head. Not true. I just study. Everyone thinks that I think I'm better than them so they single me out all the time.
I actually think that we are all the same. Redheads don't have a worse temper than the blonds and brunettes. It really depends on the person and their life. I've been picked on at school, bullied by cousins, and lost 3 friends in one week. I also have a bunch of conditions that make it where I can't control myself if I have red dye. I might get angry quickly but not easily.
When kids are mean they say, "Go away before I beat you like a redhead stepchild." This is what some parents say to their children when they're bad, pretty much teaching them that it's bad to be a red head.
People think I'm passionate because of my hair but it's not the hair. Same with creativity. For every stereotype there are some redheads like that but not all are. I'm not half of those stereotypes and I'm a red head.