Elsana

Hello, I’m Elsana, though close friends of mine call me Elsa (still but im fine with it :^)) I’m soon moving into fifth grade, I like drawing a lot*, (I’m pretty good if i say so myself) and for all I can remember, whichisnotthatlong, I’ve been a tomboy. My mom always complains about me being a girl and how I have to wear ‘girly’ things, even though she well knows that I am a tomboy. Like someone said on here, I’m also a Muslim. And a special holiday is coming up, (Byram if I am spelling it right) and my mom always takes me shopping before it. Just yesterday we went to the mall, and my mom asked me if I wanted to buy a dress or a skirt, I said that i dont like those, and she should know by now. She said something about ‘knowing my style’ but I’m sure she doesn’t, and I’m sure a few tomboys out there could relate. Sometimes it can be hard for tomboys, like me. But some are lucky and their parents accept them for who they are. Hopefully my mom can understand.
*Even though I am a tomboy I have drawn a few girls wearing skirts and stuff yeah yeah and yeah I 99.9% of the time draw girls unless it is creepypasta, another boyish thing I like even though its not very boyish and im just rambling along o gee
:^) thank u for reading!!!

Anonymous

Whatup dudes, im a tomboy currently and 11 years old, so far i started wearing boys clothes like a month ago and i feel like where i belong but now my mom yells and we get into fights and big ones just to wear a stupid dress, I always win but a few days ago i wore a dress to Walmart… and i saw this tomboy wearing boy clothe top to bottom and hair was messed up, i was JELLY… i just wanted FREEDOM and i secretly wear boxers and take mud baths, and in my religion i need to stay with my gender and not wear clothe from the opposite gender, and lots of people ask if i want to be a boy ,and i tell them no but hell yes i want to be a boy so i don’t deal with these problems , i love cartoon network and regular show and like what boys like, I have 1 tomboy friend but wish i can met or be a friend with another tomboy, I think tomboys are rare and bye bye…

Shelby

Hi, I’m 15 years old and I’ve been a tomboy for as long as I can remember. I love music and I use to play sport (I wasn’t very good -_-) and I am anti girly. I love to wear t-shirts and blue jeans. I won’t wear any shoes unless their tennis shoes. I have two older brothers so I guess I just got habits from them. My mom never accepts me. She always says that I should be more like my friends or that I should dress like that one girl. You’d think she’d learn by now that this is me and not some phase. She always says that she’s tired of how I act and she says she had three sons instead of two. She’s always mortified of me. I’m strait my parents are homophobes but I don’t have a problem them. She always wonders why I lack self confidence. I understand she wants the best for me. I can’t wait until college so I can have freedom and I may move away or something. I just wanted to put my story out there, and I would appreciate to know if anyone else had similar problems.

Jessie

Hi fellow tomboys,
My name is Jessie (short for Jessica) and I’m 18 years old. I have been a tomboy my whole life though i did wear girly things till i was six. That was the time my parents realized that i liked boy stuff better than girl stuff. They let me cut my hair short and wear boy clothes. I played with cars and dinosaurs and played soccer with the boys. My hair grew long again but i always wore it in a ponytail. When my teens came i hated it that i started developing and looking more femine. The boys in my class also were not as willing to play with a girl anymore and i felt lonely and different. Luckily i became friends with a great group of girls who although being girly themselves accepted me for who i was. When i turned 16 i started bodybuilding and martial arts training. I started to get bigger muscles and a six pack and felt strong and more confident about myself and my body. I love reading fantasy novels about dragons and warriors and see the female warriors in these books (like Brienne, Arya and Ygritte in game of thrones.) as role models. I also love being outside in nature and am about to start studying environmental sciences. When people see me they often think i am a lesbian but I’m quite certain that I like guys. I have thought about being transgender because i often wish i were a boy, but in the end I am happy with who i am: A heterosexual female who just happens to be adventurous and enjoys doing boy things.

Anette

Hi~! I’m uh 14 years old and a up coming freshman. I really like to draw read and well basically I’m a nerd or whatever. When I grew up I had hella long hair and dressed like a normal little girl with skirts and dresses and all that kind of stuff. But when I entered 3rd grade, these boys put like 3 pieces of gum I’m my hair and therefore I had to cut it up to my neck. I disliked it of coarse because people started calling me a boy. Over the time and the more I ignored those people I felt happier with my self and I kept having the same hair cut. During middle school was when I noticed I was a tomboy. I started wearing more jeans , sneakers, hoddies, tshirts etc.. I still so yeah. Um my parents did / don’t like me doing this, they want me to be like the rest of the world girls and wear make up and pretty shoes and blah. I mean I shave my legs…(does that even count??) Another thing was that….last year during 8th grade I was bullied. I was I track and I looked out to the events I had and they were in four diffrent pieces of paper. 7th grade girls 8th grade girls 7th grade boys 8th grade boys
I was looking at my events when this group of football players bump me and throw me to the ground, yelling out ” That’s the girls list not the boys you lil queer” . To set things straight, I am straight. I like boys. But I got so mad and frustrated that even in school this kind of stuff would happen. I mean I didn’t even ( sorry for the word ) do shit to those fuckers! I went to my English class like normal and we had reading time and my friend pointed out I was crying. I asked to go to the bathroom and I just let it all go in there. I was so sad and mad and frustrated that I couldn’t be my selves and the others could. I mean they say be yourself and then they start judging you! Eventually my teacher came to check up on me thanks to my friend telling her what happened. She hugged me and just really comforted me. See my mom nor my dad ever did that. So this felt really nice and I was just so thankfull. Till today I still am a tomboy I will always be. The only dressing I’ll be wearing is the one when I’m getting married xD!
But really to all you out there who are a tomboy and insucure and scared that people will judge you; they will but don’t let that bring you down. I mean live your life to the fullest please never ever EVER think about ending your life just because your diffrent. Wither it’s because your gay lesbian straight tall short skinny chubby lettuce ostrich…..wait no not that….anyway your are special! People just look for theist special people to hurt them and to make them feel like they’re not worth something. But let me tell you something. You are worth it. Your are worth it my friend. You weren’t a mistake you aren’t in a false time and stuff. Your Excatly where you need to be. You are here with the rest of us. We are friends.
And friends….don’t ever let other friends down. :)

Alex

Hi guys, My name is Alexus. I am a 12 year old tomboy. I have always liked wearing boyish clothes and I have many guy friends. My parents were always against me being a tomboy.I always wanted to cut my hair short but my parents never allowed me to.

One day, when I just started 5th grade I was constantly being bullied by the Girly- girls in my class. They would call me names and throw rude notes at me during class. I knew talking to my parents were useless so I went to the counselor to talk about what was happening to me. She said I didn’t need to change if people were asking me too. She told me to love myself for who I am and never change. I took her advice and started writing Inspirational messages on the wall behind the cupboard ,they helped me heal until I couldn’t hear a word of those rude messages.

Now I know that being a Tomboy is not a thing of shame. I hang out with my guy friends. We have a great time. Thanks for reading my Tomboy Story.

Anonymous

I need to rage, if anyone actually takes the time to read this whole thing, AMEN to you. (No religion reference, don’t get me started)

I’m tired of being a girl. I’m going into seventh grade and all the boys tease me for being ugly and… for being me. I’ve always loved sports and video games, and I can’t stand dresses, skirts, makeup etc and other girly girly stuff. Almost no girl wants to be friends with me. Every one is soo immature and I can’t hang out with another boy without hearing the classic. ‘Sittin in a tree, K I S S I N G’ song. I was at a camp the other day and asked the boys if I could play soccer with them… they gave me a look like I was crazy. But that last part does make a bit of sense. Every FREAKIN other girl there is like “OMG I got big breasts and I’m pretty and wear makeup marry me” and scream their heads off whenever they so much as see a bug. And yet they wear lipstick, which mostly contains of crushed bugs. ‘ Cause it’s everything for fashion! And now days I’m feeling discouraged just to do anything because all the boys are huge and naturally stronger than me. I don’t have much upper body strength, and I can’t pull my 12 year old 70 pound self up for a single push up. But I can do more curlups and run faster than any damn boy at my school (although I have no endurance) and I’m the star of my soccer team. But nooo, I’m a girl so I have to be treated like a little pussy for being one. And the thing is, I’m not happy with being a girl. I’d much rather be a male. You guys don’t have to worry about any breasts bouncing around, and you can actually take your shirt off without being embarrassed. If by some unlucky chance you get r*ped then you won’t have ANY chance of getting pregnant. And if that wasn’t enough, a study showed that the average female gets paid 72 cents for every man’s American dollar. You men just look at us as housewives and cooks, and I’ve given up my dream of being a food critic because of the way I’ve been looked at. Just writing this makes me cry for the first times in years. It’s so unfair, I’m tired of being called ugly and don’t you DARE in the comments be like “No ur just the average pretty girl!” Cause I’m NOT. I used to look and the mirror and think. “Is this really me? I don’t look normal”

Shawn

Hey. I go by the name Shawn. I wanna dress fully like a tomboy but my parents dislikes it. So, I dress in more and more guys clothes gradually. (obviously i’m getting it myself. They wouldn’t agree to get it) I’ve been thinking of coming out but i’m kinda afraid of their rejection/reactoon. In my previous school (girl school), there were many tbs, it was fun around them as they understand and respect you for who you are. Sometimes it seems like friends accept you more than yr own parents. Nevertheless, i still love them and hope that they will accept me for who i am when i come out to them (soon hopefully)

Emily

Yo! My name’s Emily and I’m a 13 year old tomboy. I love skateboarding, surfing, science and maths and I would like to be an astronaut or a pilot when I grow up. I have just found this blog and I think it’s awesome! I have been to loads of different schools and my tomboyishness has been looked at in lots of different ways. My worst experience was probably at private school. I was rejected by everyone, more or less. The girls didn’t want to hang out with me because I was a tomboy and the boys didn’t want to hang out with me because I was a girl. I did have a few friends, and some of the older boys would hang out with me from time to time, but it was mostly a very lonely experience. I was the youngest pupil in the whole school at the time (11, rather than 12-13) and was viewed as a dork. I tried too hard to fit in with the annoying girly girls and found myself way out of my league. Eventually however, I was pleased not to be one of them and was happy to be a reject/rebel.
Now I think that being a tomboy ROCKS! I have 3 younger brothers and we spend a lot of time running around outside, playing sport and gaming. Ok, we’re hardly gamers. We play minecraft and have a friend next door to us with a ps4, so we enjoy it when we do it! I have a pixie cut and shop from the boys section. I HATE ridiculous girls’ clothes, pink and sparkly with annoying slogans, puppies, kittens and *shudders* hashtags. I don’t think I’m gay but I never really think much about love of any kind. It just doesn’t bother me. Most of the girls I know are self-obsessed wimps. I find it quite difficult to get along with girly girls, but I don’t like to judge people. I like to be friends with the unpopular kids/ rejects! I’ve always been seen as quite a geek as well, which doesn’t help. Still, I haven’t been seriously bullied for a while now and if anything it has actually made me stronger, it doesn’t bother me anymore. I am also lucky to have a very supportive mother (my parents are split up and I live with my mum. I’m not too sure what my dad thinks of me). I am shocked by some of the stories on here involving parents forcing their daughters to wear dresses and makeup and act lady-like. (I like being asked to act ladylike- so I can do the complete opposite to shock people!) I realise now how lucky I am not to have to go through that. I want to say, to anyone who has to deal with that kind of thing, just remember that there is NOTHING wrong with you. It is not your fault. Just be who you are, because you are you and that’s your choice. Whether you’re black, white, gay, straight, boy, girl, tomboy or girly girl, you have a right to be yourself, and anyone who tries to bully you is probably just jealous. I hope I don’t sound cliché…
Okay, sorry for the length! I had a lot to say! Stay amazing, peace!

Jess

Hey, im Jess. I guess that you could call me a tomboy. but the thing is, I have a sister that’s popular and pretty. my mom wants me to be like her when I go to a new school next year, and that’s kind of hard. I hear boys talk behind my back about me because I act like a boy. I just wear a tee, shorts or jeans, and any shoes that I can just slip on and go. I play gta, minecraft, super meat boy, Mario and much more. im also kinda strong. im always judged for who I am, and what I wear. the only people who respect me for who I am is my boyfriend, best friend and dad. im sick of being picked on for who I am. when I was younger I was more girly, and I picked on boys a lot. that’s because I didn’t know what they were into, so I rough housed with them, and found out they hated me. so I spent a ton of time alone, had some depression but soon found out who I was. ive gone through family losses this year, so I am spending a lot of time trying to figure out is this really me? do I want to always put up with this and if I change, will it stop?
I just want to be respected for who I am, and forget about the past.