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I Was a Tomboy

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 picked up my first real pick when i was a baby! teethed on rocks and wrenches as a baby! played in the mud. hung out in work sheds. held eletrical wires above water in a creek...
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't even really consider myself "tomboy," I am just... "One of the guys." I have no style, and I don't know how to have style. I want to be girly, but I feel like I would...
    ironiclaconic ironiclaconic 18-21 1 Response Feb 17

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    I am considering getting short hair when I get a place of my own. I have never tried makeup but I am not interested in the slightest to try it. I like natural beauty, and...
    RainCoyote RainCoyote 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    Have always been a tomboy~ I climb containers, trucks n etc LOVE ITT tho now my dad want me to be girly qwq OHH OHHH and I LOVEEEE HOOODIESSSS
    chuelove chuelove 16-17, F Feb 15

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    I was 14 and it was a big turning point. Mom finally excepted that I was different and let me dress as a girl in the open at home. And almost everyone in the family knew about me...
    Jackie1962 Jackie1962 51-55, T 15 hrs ago

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    It was in 6th grade. my friend's birthday that time, and I wanted to come over her house since she threw a party. There was no way to get there but walk. So I did, it was a long...
    katherinneee katherinneee 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I was wearing a pink dress shirt, khaki skirt, black leggings, and black leather knee high heel boots with my hair in a bun. My daughter was wearing a blue under shirt, light khaki...
    girlygirl2 girlygirl2 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    So I found out today that I am in the process of being evicted due to the fact that I missed 1 month of rent, and I thought it was clear as to why I was going to miss said payment...
    Dickard101 Dickard101 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    The other day a friend of mine mentioned how she wished she could get flowers from someone. Not wanting to make it seem like I was making advances as that is not why I am on here...
    Joshua1325 Joshua1325 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    When I was 13 I was picked up by a guy in a truck while hitch hiking when I fell asleep he started touching my leg I acted like I was still asleep I don't know why but it got me...
    shyteen1998 shyteen1998 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    ive not got many friends, i want to feel loved in real life (afraid to be heart broken), ive not done much in life, i dont know how to change or start life :( so if life was about...
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    Lol here's an old picture of me when I was much younger Sorry for the flare I look so weird haha
    Ladybugprincess Ladybugprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Was Strapped Down At The Dentist As A Kid On A Papoose Board and hated it
    god1011 god1011 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    I'm paying for it. I should get to choose whether or not I attend. I mean, it's my loss, right? A professor of mine once said, "College is the only thing I know of for which...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 54 mins ago

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    Yeah, I was. I'm starting to realize how much this was true. It was emotionally abusive and very rarely became physical abuse. There was one time I was not giving into her demands...
    chimbie88 chimbie88 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I still bear the scars, but scars only remind us of where we've been; they don't have to dictate where we're going. It started with my critical, disrespectful, selfish...
    okc15 okc15 13-15, F Feb 4

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    It was a typical Wednesday in February. Not cold at all. In fact it was irregularly warm for that time of year. I had just turned sixteen three weeks before. My boyfriend, having...
    thatrosegirl thatrosegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I'm 19 now, but the rape happened when I was 14. My mum and da had split up, and I moved out with my mum. I had to move school and I had no friends. I felt so lonely. This was when...
    Jmemma Jmemma 18-21, F Feb 5

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    hey guys .. !! i am 16 and in a confused stage on life ' teenage' !!! man these can get the world around !! Today i decided to share my story with you guys because i was dying...
    aishaaa29 aishaaa29 16-17, F Feb 5

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    When I was 7. That's when the molestation began. No one else knew about it, I refused to tell anyone. It happened for two years on and off, and I was scared. My mom remarried and...
    salvatore1865 salvatore1865 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    2 years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer and opted for removal of the infected part. I expected to be discharged in 10 days but didn't come home for 6 months. I spent 8 weeks...
    Hotspur1948 Hotspur1948 66-70 Feb 5

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    Most infractions of my parents rules would earn a padding by my mother - but that's another story. For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I am tired of being a good person. I am tired of losing at everything. I wish I was a cheater like most people. I wish I was stupid. I wish I was greedy. I wish I was a good liar...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 8 Responses Feb 5

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