Tomboy Stories began after watching “Tomboy” the movie. I was writing a movie review, and was told that I should begin it with a story of my own. It took me forever to write about myself, and my own feelings, but in doing so I realized how relatable and personal the movie was for me. And it wasn’t just me. Writing my own story evolved into Tomboy Stories as a project. When I went to write my story, about one particular experience, I couldn’t immediately think of one. Being a tomboy was such a pervasive part of my childhood, that it was genuinely difficult for me to think of a moment groundbreaking enough to write about. Something remarkable enough that people would actually be interested in reading. It wasn’t until I realized that I didn’t have to write about some revolutionary moment- rather something that was honest and relatable- that I was able to fully write my story. I realized that Tomboy Stories is a way to share our common experiences. Whether it be about your experiences being a tomboy, or the impact that one has had on you. Tomboy Stories is a collection of personal narratives written by people of all ages, races, sexual orientations, and gender identities as well as being an open forum for relevant discussions. Everyone has a Tomboy Story. What’s yours?
E. A. Knox is a Women’s and Gender Studies undergraduate (the last one, actually, as the major has been discontinued) at the University of New Orleans.
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