Readers: Interview your own bully

Remember the person who terrorized you as a kid? Give him or her a call -- and tell us about it

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We’ve just kicked off a new personal essay series called “Interview With My Bully.” In the first installment, Steve Almond calls up the guy who, in eighth grade, launched a calculated campaign of humiliation against him — and ends up getting a heartbreaking explanation for his former bully’s behavior.

Interested in closure — or at least a conversation — with your childhood tormentor?

Why not track him or her down, record your interview, and send it to us for possible publication on Salon?



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Even years later, a discussion can lay adolescent angst to rest and perhaps even lead to understanding — and less bullying for future generations.

Send your submissions to bullyinterview@salon.com. You can also blog your Q&As on Open Salon and tag them “Interview with My Bully.”

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