Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

The Torture of Being a Tomboy

I always felt I was a little different…

Six kids and two sets of twins…I am on the bottom right. Photo by Teresa McGrath

As I look back on my life, I realize that the social mores over the decades have changed quite a bit. There is much more fluidity with lifestyle choices, and for that I am glad. But those who are different are still ostracized.

When I was young, I knew I was different. I hated wearing dresses. Dolls did not agree with me. I liked to roughhouse…



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Mary McGrath

Top writer in humor, short stories, writing, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.