FIRSTCLUE

FIRSTCLUE

But I’m Not A Girl

By Sam  | Age 18 |  genderqueer

I was always a ‘tomboy.’ Other girls felt like they were getting dressed up, showing off – I always felt fake. It was like having a hundred people asking for help just because I was dressed as a doctor for Halloween. It didn’t mean I was actually a doctor! I worked at a restaurant for New Year’s Eve two years ago and had to wear a cocktail dress the whole night. I cried on the street corner, next to a bus stop, for half an hour when they announced it – “have to show off our pretty girls.” That’s when I knew – no one can dictate who I am or how I dress. That’s for me and only me to decide.