Canadian Artist’s Facebook Search For Her Childhood Bully Leads To An Unexpected Revelation

Meghan Lands/Instagram

Getting over a childhood bully can take years for some of us, if we ever manage to at all.

One Canadian artist, Meghan Lands, knows exactly how that feels, and even went so far as to look up her bully on Facebook. Well, she found her, and ended up making an unsettling discovery in the process.

She poignantly dramatized the experience in a comic:

Lands was truly shocked that many of their common friends were still Facebook friends with her tormentor, who herself had gone on to have quite a normal and happy life.

Lands discussed the process with Bored Panda, saying:

I think a lot of us do this kind of mild self-harm where we look up people who have hurt us in the past, whether on Facebook or elsewhere. I’ve certainly done it before, and since.

But Lands was able to channel it into her art, and people shared their support for her on social media:

Meghan reached out to the people her story touched. 

If you would like to see more of Lands work you can find it here, here, and here.

H/T: Bored Panda


Written by Jonna Ivin

Jonna Ivin is the founder of STIR Journal and writer of the essay, I Know Why Poor Whites Chant, Trump, Trump, Trump. She has appeared on NPR, OPB, The Roland Martin Show and KCRW. Jonna is the author of the books Will Love For Crumbs, 8th Amendment, and, Sister Girl. Her writing has been featured in Good Magazine, STIR Journal, The Establishment, and xoJane. Twitter @jonnaivin