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I Was a Tomboy

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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 41-45, 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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    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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    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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    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 *******.
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 18, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17 Apr 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Extreme Is Extreme

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

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    Related Experiences

    Well, lately I have been attracted to tomboys... It isn't just regular tomboys, it's really specific-- My family is mixed race, 1/4 chinese, 2/4 american, 1/4 hispanic. So when...
    Teiz Teiz 18-21, F Sep 6

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    Being a tomboy has been very confusing all through out my life. I've been one as long as I remember. You see other girls into dolls and easy bake ovens and I was into action...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Kinda yeah..I'm sooooo obsessed with hoodies Omg and boy shorts && vans!! I loe to dance and I'm a girly gurl when it comes to dance but other than that I'm a total tomboy.. And...
    Bbygrlnene Bbygrlnene 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I am a very capable human being. Like some girls, I don't expect others to do everything for me. I go to all the places on my own. Conversations with guys are much easier because I...
    whatthedamnhell whatthedamnhell 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Just for the people in doubt: tomboy means a woman who enjoys activities mostly thought of as masculine, such as sports, and who may look and act somewhat like a male. It has no...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I looooove Tomboys but can't find the right one :( Someone anywhere?
    reynalteguillen reynalteguillen 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I don't like makeup, high heels, styling my hair, shape my eyebrows, and don't really like jewelry. But I like to wear dress, use perfume sometimes, see cute things / dolls...
    Rinkika Rinkika 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    When I was younger I had a huge crush on this boy in my school. It was at that time when the boys hadn't hit puberty yet but some of the girls had, and I was one of the lucky few...
    dontyouforget dontyouforget 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Actually used to be one - All these years I thought it was the best time of my life but now when I am 18,I think life is better than that and now I realise how vulnerable I was ugh...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F Sep 5

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    Actually I wasn't but that lie was told online by Missing Child agencies for a decade. In truth I left the United States with my mother and her husband as a baby and was domeciled...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    TRIGGERING! ... .. . It was my brother. He came to my moms for a visit in February, 2011. My best friend spent the night and lost her v*rginity to him on February 18th, and five...
    BrittannyLynn BrittannyLynn 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    When I was 10 in my 6th grade year my aunties car was hit from behind and my head banged hard against then chairs and I got whiplash I was also in a traumatized state then like ten...
    dancerwithheart dancerwithheart 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Happened at my workplace. They ganged up against me. I have a whole lot of workload that they gave me since they are in the account longer than i am even if we are suppose to...
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Well, after a while I got it again.Me and my friends were planning to go to the movies, and after permission of my parents, I got to go.My parents told me that I had a curfew of 9...
    taylorcollison taylorcollison 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    Last week I was in the mountains hiking with my best friend. After five days of fab weather and nice views we were returning to base camp. On the way down we passed through the...
    overalls32 overalls32 31-35 Aug 22

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    Last week I was in the mountains hiking with my best friend. After five days of fab weather and nice views we were returning to base camp. On the way down we passed through the...
    overalls32 overalls32 31-35 Aug 22

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    i duno im sure to write this here, but ive not written this down before and hardly ever told anyone. when i was 15 i was walking home from gymnastics and went across an open area...
    lamaragymnast lamaragymnast 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I haven't been a tall person my whole life. Though a majority of it i have, but at times i haven't, and have been rather short. This stopped me from doing what I did best. Stopping...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I used to have this dream. A haze of white and gold covering everything the entire "video" of what was happening. When I was young this dream happened a lot and I would wake...
    Astelmarie Astelmarie 18-21, F Aug 26

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    Keep in mind that I was always one of those girls that never understood why women stay in abusive relationships. I was a broken child. Acted out, drugs, sex basically whatever I...
    mmememe mmememe 22-25, F Aug 26

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    Hello. My name is Michelle and I am new to this website. I am here searching for support and hopefully answers. Here is my story. I am 31 years old and I am a single mother. I was...
    meesh192001 meesh192001 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    I was 12 years old. It was dark outside, cold, in the middle of December. I watched cartoons in my living room every morning before school. My parents had left already for worn; it...
    Amiramae Amiramae 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    When you live in a small town, you don't think about someone harming you...Everyone knows everybody, people are either very charming, reserved, or just take everyone for granted..I...
    prettyface1 prettyface1 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    When I was almost 14 my Mom dressed me as Little Bo Peep for an Easter Parade. I won the prize! My mom was an outstanding seamstress and rarely used patterns. She could create a...
    patty1650 patty1650 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I can’t tell if I am dreaming or not. One moment I am in a room full of people. The next I feel my body being moved around on a bed and the blurred images and voices are back. I...
    perilousindenvers perilousindenvers 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I can't believe I'm doing this but I need to get this out of my system. I cannot remember my age I think I was around the age of 10 but I remember everything so distinctively. It...
    Isabellacass Isabellacass 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I've always been bullied since elementary through 6th grade. It ended about halfway through 7th grade. It all started in Kindergarten. There was this kid named Mauricio that would...
    HateHatred HateHatred 18-21, F Aug 28

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    My foster mom had me sexually abused in the hospital. By a "doctor". I was seven. I had many many hospital stays growing up, treating my chronic lung condition. I'm a victim of...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    I just had a very embarrassing moment. I was babysitting two little boys and their baby brother. The other boys were about 10. I was taking care of the baby when it threw up all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 28

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