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I Was a Tomboy

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    i was a tomboy. ya know, all those stereotypes: climbing trees, squeezing bugs, rolling in the mud type. it's not that big of a deal, but the bad thing was that i didn't know the definition of a tomboy when i was little. you don't know how screw up it is when your parents don't...
    MsJims MsJims 16-17, F Feb 5, 2013

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    The Clubhouse

    When I was eight years old my baby sister arrived.  My brother and I knew things were changing.  Mom and dad fought a lot.  They used the word "divorce" all the time but we didn't know what it meant or what it might bring. We would lay in bed and talk...
    aftermath aftermath 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 26, 2008

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    Yep....

    I was a bit of a tomboy growing up..... I mean, yeah, I had Barbies, but only because my Ninja Turtles needed *******.
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    Three Great Friends

    When I was growing up, two boys lived in the houses each side of mine. Peter was about 6 months older than me and James was a month younger than me. From the time that I was about 4, we always played together. I loved playing with the boys toys. Afterall, who wouldn't want to...
    riculine riculine 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    I Was a Tomboy and a Troublemaker

    I started being a tomboy when I was about 4 years old. My mother liked dresses for me and I hated them, I considered them unconfortable, I would take them out a time my mother gave up and allowed me to wear boy clothes. I only had a ponytail that disguise me as a girl At age 8...
    BonnieKnox BonnieKnox 31-35 3 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    Tomboy To Girly Over An Expanse Of Years.

    I was a big tomboy when I was in Elementary right up to Jr. high but i hanged out with girls, but I never wore girly things. I liked skateboarding, I was always hyper, I wore boys clothes, was and still proudly am a game addict etc.. I loved my skate shoes too! It was weird, when...
    seasaltisland seasaltisland 18-21 Apr 25, 2013

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    Just Reading Stories

    I can't write anything here. But I enjoy stories and all of yours I find interesting to read olny. I will quit in time so don't worry.
    solarregeneration solarregeneration 41-45, T Jul 23, 2010

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    Tomboy With A Little Girlie Girl On The Side

    Growing up, I was never the girlie girl. Sure I had dolls and stuff, but I enjoyed playing with hot wheels and lego, as much as I did my dolls. I enjoyed putting on my skates and skating on the rink my dad flooded in the back yard in the winter, as much as I played hopscotch in...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    Yea I Was One...im Not Sure I Grew Out Of It

    I grew up in a family with 3 brothers and 2 sisters. during the time i was growing up my mom already had her little girly girl with my older sister and my dad needed extra players for his team so i was drafted to be a tomboy before i even knew what it was. And up until the age of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 2, 2009

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    Putting Down The Fishing Pole, Picking Up The Lipstick...

    As a girl I enjoyed doing boy stuff. I preferred building forts to playing with dolls. I collected rocks, shells, did little physics experiments and wore boy clothes. I played baseball and finally was the only girl on the boy's soccer team for four years. I wasn't very good but...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    Pretty sure Asperger's had something to do with

    it partially. * know one major part of it was because * associated anything feminine with weakness. Pink, makeup, dolls (stuff animals didn't count), nail polish, skirts, dresses, heels; all off limits. * wore dark or plain clothes; no pink. When * did have to wear a dress or...
    CrossCresentCreed CrossCresentCreed 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I Love Being a Tomboy...

    I grew up with brothers & think that if I was a girly girl I probably would have gotten beaten up on a regular basis.  So it was a good thing I fit in with them.  I loved my dirt bike, fort, and building all of those super cool ramps.  I still don't mind the...
    CaliGirl3 CaliGirl3 36-40, F 15 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    I Needed 2 Be My Self

    ever since first grade i was a tomb boy. the hair, clouse you name it. but that really wasnt me. i never figured that out untill 6 5 grade. i wore  sweaters all the time even in the summer. i wanted to wear make up but i felt that if i changed my friends woulnt like me any...
    kaylea kaylea 13-15, F Jun 25, 2009

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    Ex-tomboy

    I've been a tomboy nearly all my life. When I were a kid/teen I woud rather die than put a skirt or dress. I was a carefree kid and hated anything that restricted my movements. Never really liked putting make-up on either, never got why I needed to paint myself to be liked. Or...
    Dreamsage Dreamsage 22-25 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    Still Am, Somewhat

    I loved dinosaurs and robots. I can still draw Optimus Prime from memory, and I'll choose an effects-loaded action flick over a romantic comedy anyday.
    xryss xryss 31-35, F Jul 4, 2008

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    Tom Man?

    Well, as a child I was definitely a tomboy, so does that mean now as a woman I am a tom man? I still have tomboy tendencies. It's just me.
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    How I Earned The Nickname Cricket

    I grew up on a farm in Hawaii. There was one other girl who lived in my neighborhood, but she was pretty much a Barbie doll queen, and not into getting muddy with us boys. I was more into bike riding, playing football & baseball, and getting muddy in the river. One afternoon, I...
    silentwriter180 silentwriter180 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 18, 2012

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    Past Tomboy

    When I was a child, I for sure was a tomboy. I had two guy cousins in the same grade as me. I did everything with them to playing with bugs all the way to be being on the boys' team for boys chasing girls. I enjoyed being with boys more than girls when I was younger. However...
    Analaa Analaa 22-25, F Apr 26, 2013

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    And Still Not a Girlie Girl

    I looked more or less like the picture, cap, large jeans, shirt, sweat, sneakers. Until I was 14/15, that was all. I loved to be in the trees, did craps, I often came home with holes in my clothes, covered in mud, hurt because of a stunt, or bike broken. I swore, spit, whistled...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 27, 2008

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    Just a Girl In Jeans.

        My first childhood friend thought I was a boy when we met. His parents were friends with mine and they brought him over to play one day. We  were 4 years old in my sand box playing with Tonka trucks. I remember asking him,  " Do like you...
    all4mmm all4mmm 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 6, 2009

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    I am not a tomboy. I'm not into sneakers. Sneakers are cool looking but I only buy 2 pairs of sneakers. The sneakers I have are nike Roshes and Converse both are red/white. I'm not...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F May 11

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    My mom always brings me to shop clothes with my younger sister. I am 20 years old next year and I never liked to do such thing. Sometimes I would just sit waiting for them outside...
    HotPancakes96 HotPancakes96 18-21, F 2 Responses May 4

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    have tried to go shopping and acting more like a girl but I just can't I would rather go hiking and camping then be stuck at the mall looking for things I don't even need. I now...
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    Been a tomboy all my life and am now trying to figure out if im a ftm or not.
    Amichelseaoramichris Amichelseaoramichris 18-21, T 2 Responses May 10

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    wish I knew what I was doing when people asked me what kind of make up I use and what normal girls do and act.
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 2 Responses May 6

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    Hi everybody, hope all you agree with me how difficult to hide feminism being male. This is a real incident how I was caught unaware by my wife with my anklets on. After my...
    gm2707 gm2707 22-25, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    i was never actually bullied, because im and i always was a the strongest kind of people. if someone said bad things about others, i burned them to the ground. i always had a great...
    spiritophile spiritophile 18-21 3 hrs ago

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    When those pics of me in a thong first appeared online all I could think about was revenge. Payback. But a lovely young lady friend on here has taught me that I would achieve...
    ryanwearsthongs ryanwearsthongs 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I'm have a very low self esteem beacause of all bullying I get through. My parents never cheered me up to things I really wanted to try. Insted they always told me the fact I can...
    Chichikun10 Chichikun10 18-21, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I was and I still am. Everyday I come to school and i think it's gonna be different, but it never is.. It's either I'm fat. Or ugly, and I'm always stupid.. I have hyper...
    JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I was just back from my first military deployment. We were at the base maintenance paint building, sanding and repainting vehicles from the deployment. We all stopped to watch the...
    justanothercanuck justanothercanuck 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    when i was in middle school i have been bullied a lot, i just afraid if one day i met them again
    sweetberry88 sweetberry88 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I wish I wasn't so sensitive...but then I wouldn't be me.
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I found this place by chance while looking for a break up support group. Not too long ago, I found whom I thought was the perfect man for me. He was smart, kind, giving...
    NativeBoxerGirl NativeBoxerGirl 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 28

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    So basically we got together when I was 18 and he was 22. I was lonely and young and hurting from being recently dumped and he made me feel good. Looking back on it it wasn't that...
    alunna alunna 22-25, F Apr 29

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    http://pinkelephantsisters.blogspot.com/2015/04/weight-loss-journey-goodbye-april.html I have been a little lax on my blogging this week. Nothing too exciting is happening. I am...
    KandyFoxx KandyFoxx 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    This is the story of one experience. In my freshman year of high school there was this really nice guy who sat next to me in English class. We talked sometimes and it felt like...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    My boyfriend and I had been dating for about 5 months at the time. It was Friday and I was at work, afterwards I was going to sleepover his house. My friend who is also friends...
    Katiemaryxoxo Katiemaryxoxo 16-17 1 Response May 1

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    Yes.., i hate to admit it but me and my gang used to bully a lot while we were in school..we used to make fun of guys, girls and even teachers...but everyone found us naughty..and...
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I'm a really shy person, so it's hard for me to confess my feeling to people. So I tried get my crushes attention through Facebook acting like someone else and yeah I realize how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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    Growing up in a town of about 8,000 people I was one of the few students who stood out. I grew up on an Indian Reservation and was bullied just for being different. I am mixed...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    It happened when I was going to my first Halloween party as an adult a few years ago. Being an admirer of cosplay without ever having the opportunity to go to the conventions, I...
    nonapat nonapat 36-40, M May 4

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    When I was thirteen I went to lay in my dads bed because I had a nightmare and was scared. Well let me tell you that was when the nightmare started. It was dark he was asleep, I...
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F