Sup! So I’m a tomboy, obviously, and I’m 13 years old. I go to a private school that makes me wear a skirt, because my mother refuses to buy me shorts, we will get back to her later. I have to hang out with girls, because they guys won’t let me hang with them, and when I do play a sport with them, they always ask me if I’m okay after even just a scrap or a tumble, like I’m weak. Then when they curse they always apologize to only me after, and say sorry for calling you a b!tch, but not to the other boys if they call them bastards. It’s annoying. Plus wearing a skirt I can’t play sports without flashing people, and the shorts I wear can be seen under my skirt, but I don’t care I do anyway. Also, if we play flag football or sports that incline contact then th boys always say I’m “handsy” or should watch where I put my hands, but seriously get it together, it’s a sport! Sorry if I touch your upper leg or butt, get over it. And the most major issue, my mother. I only have sisters, and she refuses to let me dress in the clothes I want. At home sure, but in public it’s always noweEmma you’re not a boy, not those pants Emma this is the boys section Emma. And quite frankly in tired of it. She won’t accept me for who I am, but I think it’s time to take a stand and let her know. I take after my dad, why can’t everybody just see that already? I think my parents would be fine with me having short hair, but I’m gonna wait till Highschool because my current school is super sexist. They never ever ask the girls to help carry stuff, or hold the door, that doesn’t stop me. Quite frankly I hate chivalry, it’s the 21st century, get over yourselves. I just can’t wait until high school, where I AM going to reinvent myself as a tomboy who doesn’t take no for an answer. I don’t care what it takes, I’m not going to suffer 4 more years of hiding who I am.