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
A historic Colombian referendum vote was rejected by Colombian citizens on Sunday, which would have ended the country’s decades-long struggle with its largest rebel militant group. The razor-thin defeat of the referendum leaves the future of the conflict tenuous and uncertain.
The Colombian referendum would have ended a long, bitter conflict between the Colombian government and rebel group FARC, which is a Spanish acronym for Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. VICE News reports that the peace deal took four years to negotiate, and was widely expected to win in the Colombian referendum vote process, which wold have been the final step before the ratification of the deal.
In a nail-bitingly close vote, however, the Colombian referendum failed by just 61,000 votes, or 0.5 percent of the total vote count. The results shocked leaders