My name is Andy and I’m 13. My actual name is really girly so I prefer to go by Andy, it reminds me of my middle name. I’ve always been a tomboy. The only reason I have super long hair is because my parents won’t let me cut it. I wear boys clothes and anything from the girl’s section makes me uncomfortable. My dad hates it, whenever I refuse to shave my legs or wear a dress he says, “you’re not a boy! You’re a girl and you have to start acting like one!” I hate it. My relatives always give me dolls and girl’s clothes for my birthday and I have to pretend I like them. I wish I could get a binder so I will look less like a girl but my parents won’t let me. Strangers call me ‘miss’, teachers call me ‘ma’am’ and I can’t stand it. I want to cut my hair, I want to play sports (which my dad won’t let me do) and I want to be me. I’m not a lady, I’m not girly, I never have been and I never will be! I’m Andy, and I’m a tomboy which is nothing to be ashamed of.