My stories of being a tomboy aren’t anything like the ones you have on here. I don’t ever recall being called nasty things for it, and I’ve been that way my whole life pretty much, for as long as I can remember. I love trucks and tractors and dinosaurs. The only bad thing about it, is that my mom says that I’m gay because things like trucks and hockey, and the things my grandparents let me do, and...
I was a very girly girl when I was little, but I also thought I was stronger than all of the the boys and thought it was stupid that they were the ones who were allowed to do the “heavy lifting” and sports. I remember one time I had a boy friend over and trying to prove to him that I was stronger and that just because I was a girl, I could do the same things that he could do. We had a contest to...
When I was a eight, I wanted to be an indian and didn’t want to wear shirts. I walked around without a shirt.
Tomboy Story: Toilets My standard outfit when I was young was navy shorts and t-shirts, no girly colours. I had short brown hair and always wore boys sneakers. When I was in school I hated using the bathroom because I was always worried that someone would comment that I shouldn’t be there. On occasion a teacher would tell me off for going into the girls bathroom, thinking I was a boy. Even now at...
ALICIA part 1
This is going to be a 3 part entry. The first part being my experience, the second part being my daughter’s experience, the third part being my daughter & I’s experience together. Part 1: Me I was always a quiet child for the most part. I would rather read & keep to myself than attend social functions or “hang out”. I never really “fit in”. I didn’t like barbies, but favored Legos &...
ALICIA part 2
Part 2: Acadia Acadia is an amazing child. She is smart, funny & easy to get along with. She cares deeply for others & will stand up for people. Once we were shopping for a present for my cousins daughter who likes princesses. This little boy, about 5 or 6, came by, picked up a princess wand & started to play with it. His mom saw this & begin to taunt him “What? You a little girl...
ALICIA part 3
Raising 2 girls without the guidelines of gender is both rewarding, & very taxing. Our friends think that it’s great that we focus on education, wise decision making, & being curious over beauty tips & what the girls “should” like. My family on the other hand have given us more than enough grief. I have been accused of raising Acadia to be a heathen & a lesbian on more than one...
My first lunch detention was for having a wallet in my back pocket. The teacher said she was trying to help me. This interaction took up the first 5 minutes of my drama class. Sometimes, I wonder if this is why I hate theatre.
I suppose that as the creator of TomboyStories, I should first begin with mine. I was waiting for other people to submit theirs first so that I could post mine in amongst others so that it wouldn’t have special attention drawn to it, but it only seems fair that the first one be from me. Up until this point, my insecurities about my writing skills have been paralyzing, rendering me fully...
Tomboy stories ( tomboystories.org ) is a website my friend Emily created and runs. It’s her baby and is starting to get some real recognition. I thought there would be a big audience for it on tumblr, so here it is. If you have a tomboy story of your own don’t hesitate to submit it! you can do so on here by clicking the submit button up top or you can submit to Emily’s email...