I’m gifted, and I love to write. People say I’m very mature for my age. I’ve always been the youngest in almost any social situation, and I can’t get along with people my age.
I started RPing in an OC Star Wars community when I was 12. It wasn’t really an issue that I was the youngest of all the Jedi and Sith, and honestly, I don’t think any of them even knew. But when I brought it up, they started acting weird.
I began Omegle RPing when I was 13, and again, no one knows you so it’s not an issue. In fact, I felt like I couldn’t really tell people my age because I knew I would get judged for it. I saw a lot of posts on tumblr, facebook, etc that stereotyped any RPer under the age of sixteen to be uneducated and juvenile, OOC and bad with characters and talkinn lyke d1s!1! They were always really hurtful, but I didn’t bring it up because whenever I did, people would be really surprised and start treating me differently, even though I’m the same person I was when they thought I was seventeen.
Now I’m 14 and I’m in a few communities. There’s only one person I know in this community who’s younger than me, and I still see a lot of posts on tumblr stereotyping young RPers and acting like roleplay is only for people who are sixteen and older. I’ve been writing most of my life, and it’s really hurtful and it feels like discrimination when people won’t RP with me because they presume I’m bad at it.
Don’t judge people from their age, or from anything besides their actual ability to RP.