I’m Riley. I’m 15 almost 16 years old. I’ve been a tomboy my whole life. I’m a skateboarder and love basketball. I wear boy clothes because I hate girl clothes. My mom hates that about me. She always says “why don’t you dress like a girl? You are a woman, not a man.” It really irritates me. My hair is long, but I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to cut it short. I know my mom won’t let me. She wouldn’t want me looking more boy-ish than I already am. I’m straight, and my mom accuses me of being gay because I won’t dress girly. My dad doesn’t care, but my mom hates it. When I’m eighteen I am cutting my hair short and my mom won’t be able to do anything about it.