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Tomboy in the Ladies' Room

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

I would never claim to know what it feels like to be transgender, or what it feels like to be discriminated against because of my gender identity. But there is one, small part of the transgender struggle for equal rights that I feel comfortable saying I can relate to pretty well.

What She Sees

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 02.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

I'm Mama. Me -- with my short hair, baggy clothes and baseball caps. When Maggie looks at me, she doesn't see a tomboy. She doesn't see a label. She doesn't see a puzzle where two separate genders maybe don't perfectly fit.

11 Reasons To Look Back At Aaliyah's Influential Style

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.16.2016 | Style

Before there was Ciara, Rita Ora, Tinashe or Keke Palmer, there was Aaliyah. The late singer-actress, who topped music charts in the '90s with hits li...

Michelle Rodriguez Can Have Several Seats When It Comes to Trans Narratives

Sidney Chase | Posted 11.06.2016 | Queer Voices
Sidney Chase

Not only does this put into the minds of Americans that transition is something external that is forced, but it also paints us as villains in a time where over 20 trans women have been killed this year.

Michelle Rodriguez Will Play 'Gender-Swapping' Hitman In New Hollywood Thriller

Hollywood Reporter | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.09.2017 | Queer Voices

Fast and Furious star Michelle Rodriguez will go under the knife for Tomboy, A Revenger's Tale, the gender-swapping action movie to be directed by Wal...

Tom Boy?

Janna Barkin | Posted 09.30.2016 | Queer Voices
Janna Barkin

Being transgender is not a "lifestyle choice;" rather, it is just one more beautiful, normal variation of being human. Having the support of family is the number one way to prevent depression and suicide among transgender youth. Every child deserves to be loved and supported unconditionally.

A Revelation

Alicia Keys | Posted 08.11.2016 | Black Voices
Alicia Keys

For as long as I can remember, I've hidden myself. I definitely started hiding when I got old enough to walk down my NY streets alone. I became comfortable hiding my intelligence, my physical appearance, my truths, my thoughts, myself. But just the other day it hit me: Alicia! Why are you choosing to be that person?

Growing Up Is Hard to Do

Fandor | Posted 06.24.2016 | Entertainment

Testing the definitive outlines of storytelling while exploiting the spectral potential of cinema, a few recent movies about childhood achieve an illuminating balance.

I Used To Be A Real Tomboy...

Bo Kitty | Posted 06.02.2016 | Women
Bo Kitty

For maybe the first time ever, I feel a multitude of generations of women behind me, around me, supporting me now. And the scars we collect, these stories and tattoos, these wrinkles and grey hairs... they all have a reason.

Baby, We Were Born This Way

Eileen O'Connor | Posted 05.13.2016 | Parents
Eileen O'Connor

Since becoming a mother, I have learned that all I really care about is that my kids are happy. And healthy. I can only do so much in the healthy department. But, at this stage of this game called life, I pretty much control their happiness. And when I say I, I mean we.

17 Things Every Former Tomboy Knows To Be True

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women

Art by Eva Hill In fourth grade, I wore the same pair of overalls every day for an entire year. In fifth grade, it was a pair of Adidas sneake...

Check Out This Online Boutique And Social Community For Tomboys Everywhere

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Tomboy Shop is an NYC-based online boutique and social community for individuals who identify as "tomboy" all across the globe. Owned by Rachel...

9 Confessions Of A Tomboy

Randi Evans | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Randi Evans

I never wanted to be Barbie. I chose Ken every time. Same goes for playing house; I was never the mother or the daughter; I was always the dad or the son.

'Real World' Star Reveals Her 'Hardest Moment' Was Being Gender Policed On MTV

Alex Berg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Berg

I spoke with Fitz about the style series, the pressure LGBT women face to conform with conventional femininity, and if she's fully recovered from her time on reality TV.

I Had a Boyhood Once, Too

Liz Olson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

When you enter the world with two X chromosomes, you get placed quickly into a box. The Girl Box. Here, acceptable hair and clothing preferences are assumed; color and toy preferences are dictated.

5 Great Movies Starring Interesting, Exciting, Daring, Adventurous Girls!

Lori Day | Posted 07.29.2014 | Entertainment
Lori Day

This piece originally ran in Today's Parent. The recent successes of Brave and Frozen demonstrate that movies starring girls can not only succeed, bu...

An Open Letter to Sunnie Kahle (and Christian Tomboys Everywhere)

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Sunnie, the adults that told you that Jesus doesn't like the way you dress, or that Jesus wants you to act "more like a girl?" They're wrong. Jesus does love you, Sunnie. You know how I know? Because Jesus loves me too.

Are You a Tomboy? Here's How to Tell

Pam Rehal | Posted 02.01.2014 | Style
Pam Rehal

All right, let's be honest, I am not the girliest of girls over here. Stop pretending to be shocked -- this isn't a huge revelation or anything. So ...

A Tomboy Takes Fashion Week

Lori Janjigian | Posted 11.14.2013 | Style
Lori Janjigian

Though I am not a complete tomboy, I definitely am not the first person to go running to a fashion show. Yet, somehow I recently got invited to a show during NY's Fashion Week. Out of extreme curiosity, my mom and I decided to go.

Changing the Field of Dreams: How America and England Can Cultivate More Homegrown Ballerinas

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Contrary to the intuition of non-dancers, potential ballerinas are not young girly-girls. Rather, a ballerina usually comes out of the womb with wiry limbs, coordination beyond her years, and a restlessness of body, mind, and spirit. She is a tomboy.

WoMan Made: A Stupid[er] Quest for Femininity

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 08.26.2013 | Books
Hilary Sheinbaum

I have not one -- not two -- but three brothers. As a self-proclaimed tomboy, growing up in a house of video games, little league practices and at a dinner table that resembled an ESPN broadcast, life was heavily male-influenced.

Rachel Zoe Claims To Be An 'Androgynous Tomboy'

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 03.16.2013 | Style

Oh, really.

Losing Access to Sisterhood: Tomboys, Masculinity, and the Unmaking of a Girl

Spectra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We were sisters. It didn't matter if we were tomboys or not. We were sisters. It didn't matter that some of us wore skirts, and some of us wore shorts. We were sisters. That was all that mattered. Right? Wrong.

Why I Stopped Trying to Make my Daughter Be Pretty

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Underlying my bid for my daughter's emotional well-being was the down-and-dirty truth: I wanted her to look pretty in her school pictures, her cascading hair framing her face, so I could show her off to friends and relatives.

Black Girl Crush Series, Part 3: Vashtie Kola

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 11.10.2012 | Black Voices
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

Like many young women of our generation, Vashtie Kola has masterfully transformed her passions into her occupation, shirking a single job title instead for several proverbial hats.