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I Was a Tomboy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Feb 18, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I'm sick of feeling like nothing will get better. 8 years worth of counselling and no change; my heads still as ****** up as it was years ago
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    sure. they start at age 14 in Poland. I started at 16. people drink like every weekend here. or even more often. anyway, after 1 year I understood it was wrong. I have been into...
    vic117 vic117 18-21, F 53 mins ago

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    a few weeks ago i was round at my aunties it was family gathering we have them at least twice a month and i was rude at the tables and forgot manner and then to top it off i swore...
    naughtyjessica15 naughtyjessica15 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    In my cross dressing days there was (at least) one other occasion where I was in heels in public and most likely that some people saw my heels. I was dressed in a rather tight...
    DutchGasPedalGirl DutchGasPedalGirl 46-50, T 4 hrs ago

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    Couple of years back i & my friends were coming from university when a car overtook us with very high speed & a slight faint , my friend lost his control & our car overturned like...
    LonelyGuy29 LonelyGuy29 22-25 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    i had one drink with alcohol per wedding since i was 14 and a half. the drinks barely had any alcohol, i don't know if it counts
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My mother died from cancer when I was 5. My dad couldn't handle it despite trying his best. He tried so hard but he could see we were both sad. He tried to kill himself by driving...
    ashecook ashecook 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    This is one of the most horrendous feelings in the world! Two of my then best friends were messaging back and forth about me on Facebook, saying that they thought I was selfish and...
    tinyheart8888 tinyheart8888 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    in Christianity I tried to find a place in it for me even to the point of being a pastor. I choose not to be one because of what a Baptist Minister said. "Always...
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    this is so me, hahaha I am like this until now. When I was with my ex husband, I was the masculine one.
    Asereht Asereht 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    I've never been like the other girls since I noticed they didn't play basketball at lunch with the boys like I did everyday throughout elementary and junior high. I love sports and...
    marie2324 marie2324 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Newly divorced after leaving a very abusive relationship, I moved back to my hometown and was able to get a job through an old friend from school. During my first week there, I...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am writing this to shed light on domestic violence and what happened to me. At first it was only on my Facebook and was set to "Friends Only" but I am now making it public and...
    Taylor62298 Taylor62298 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Nowadays, as transgender I'm female 24/7 and (very) high heels are part of my daily outfit now but things weren't always like this. I got 'caught' by a paperboy...In the late 70s...
    DutchGasPedalGirl DutchGasPedalGirl 46-50, T 1 Response Aug 22

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    BEING A TOMBOY IS DISTINGUISH OF WHO I AM TODAY. IM COMFORTABLE AND CONFIDENT AS ME^-^ IM AN ASIAN TOMBOY;) I WEAR BOY CLOTHING<3 ITS NOT BAD TO BE ME! RIGHT?! JK. IM UNIQ...
    KiKaiLoveKooKie KiKaiLoveKooKie 13-15, F Aug 20

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    Lol this is so me. Well, I grew up tomboyish and didn't start girling up until my sophomore year in high school. Now I'm 22 years old and I am still a bit of both. :)
    TeraLocura TeraLocura 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    so when i was in second grade i went to this incredibly small school. like, one-class-per-grade, 25 people per class. and 90% of the students were gross dudes obsessed with sports...
    hgvbhgvbhgvbh hgvbhgvbhgvbh 18-21, T Aug 17

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    My experience of abuse is most likely not as bad as most people's but I'd still like to share.. The first time I was abused by my dad was when I came home late from a friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16

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    A designed hat for Tomboy's ladies: Women's San Diego Hat Company Women's Linen Fedora Hat One Size Natural/Tan #tomboy #tomboyfashion #hats #designerhats #tomgirlshat...
    thetomboyshop thetomboyshop 26-30, M Aug 15

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    My friends describe me as tomboyish because I wear a SnapBack and I don't wear makeup but I do wear skintight clothes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 14

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    I have had several poignant moments in my life, since early childhood, when I was on the verge of something very bad, possibly fatal happening to me, and it being prevented in the...
    SnowWhiteBea SnowWhiteBea 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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