Why I didn't step up for myself when I was bullied by a teenage girl

I try not to post content that's overly personal on my blog, but I felt the need to share something I experienced yesterday.

I'm one of the fortunate people who doesn't have to deal with prejudice and bullying on a regular basis. This said, I do believe it's incredibly important to continue fighting for equality. My experience, as I described below — in my first Facebook embed! — does not represent me taking a favourable stance for ignoring bullies, it's about picking your battles and treating people with the respect they failed to give you.
Please pardon the few typos and grammatical slip-ups in the Facebook post. It was written on a whim.