Hello everyone. My name is Shan and I’m 16 and I have been a tomboy all my life. Every since I was a baby, I preferred stuffed animals rather than dolls or any other girly thing. I was always wearing a t-shirt and shorts or jeans, playing in the dirt making mud pies or just exploring the countryside. I always had a TON of guy friends and I always got along with them better than the girls. The girls always HATED me and made fun of me for being a tomboy, and my mom was and probably still is strongly against it, but that never stopped me, nor will anybody. I absolutely dislike dresses, make up, nail polish, etc., basically anything girly. That is just not who I am and I am proud of it. I’m happy that I got my hair cut short. This makes me look like a boy even more, but I don’t care. I love it and I’ve never felt more free, so I gladly show everyone that I am a tomboy because that is who I am and if they don’t like it, that’s their problem. No one is going to stop me from being me.