BRISTOL, Tenn. — Surviving the struggle of not fitting in, being bullied, made fun of and feeling like she had no place, Kacy Tiller finally discovered that it’s good to be different.
Tiller, 27, says she was overweight through middle school and high school. She remembers being teased and called a ‘freak’ and ‘fatty.’ To compound the insults, students threw things at her and even bribed boys to set up dates with her, only to not show up.
“Kids were cruel,” Tiller recalled. “I was afraid to walk around at school and wanted them to just leave me alone. I retreated inside myself and found peace in my imagination.”
Ultimately, the arts became the key to unleashing her imagination and creating a world where she fit. Though Tiller “unofficially” started acting in elementary school and middle school, it wasn’t until high school that she really found her role. Friends convinced her to try