A Drink With Alison Wonderland
Alison Wonderland, DJ and producer, sat down with us over a vodka neat (her drink of choice). See what she has to say about bullying and staying true to yourself below.
A Drink With: You’ve been open about how you were bullied in school. When did you decide you weren’t going to let what other people think bother you?
Alison: I was in sixth or seventh grade. It was pretty bad. I was just a really awkward kid who liked music. I wasn’t wearing the coolest clothes or anything. I remember having the plain clothes day and this is the day it clicked for me. I was wearing cargo pants and a Beatles T-shirt and this girl came up to me and said, “What is that? Your band or something?” And then everyone started laughing. I remember thinking, “She doesn’t know who the Beatles are? That just made her so lame.” In my head I thought, “Why did I ever bother caring about what any of these girls thought?” So I just did my thing for the rest of high school. Everyone is going to have an opinion about you. School kids are mean! They pick on people, but that’s cool! If it wasn’t for that I wouldn’t have worked as hard. I wouldn’t have sat in front of a computer and done it.
Read the full interview here.
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