The terror group ISIS has something in common with one little girl in Arizona: their names. However, that's where the similarities stop.
Isis Brown is a 14-year-old student who was named after the Egyptian goddess of health, marriage, and wisdom — well before the terror organization gained prominence. But that doesn't make a difference to the bullies in school who are constantly targeting her.
The seventh grader shared her experience in a video posted on Facebook and got real about how her classmates have brought her to tears on a daily basis. In the clip, the young girl describes constantly being called a terrorist. "They said, we seen you on the news last night killing us Americans," Brown said. "But I'm an American too."
"I have the issue of every day when I walk into school, just wanting to stop right there in the middle of the hallway and just cry," Brown said. But this brave little girl has a message for others who are being made fun of because of their unique names: don't give up or let the haters tear you down. "No, you be the bigger person and show them that you're not putting up with this anymore, don't let some wannabe bullies pick on you because you have it in you," Brown said.
Although students are now using cyberbullying tactics — like posting hurtful pictures and messages on her Facebook wall — Isis is still proud of her name.
"So you kids out there with the name Isis, love your name. Cherish your name," Brown said. "I'm still learning, and I know you are too, but in all reality, you're named after a goddess and not a terrorist group."