I’m Not a ‘Girls Girl’ and I’m Not a ‘Boys Girl’ Either; Here’s Why.

Growing up, I have been constantly the victim of gender stereotypes. When I wanted to play with Hot Wheels Cars, I was bought Barbie’s for Christmas – not that that denotes the memories I had associated with the Barbie. I wanted to play AFL with the rest of the boys at school, but unfortunately, my presence of a vagina meant that I was ineligible to participate. Instead, I channelled my energy through the handball tournaments at school, managing to reign number one handballer for two entire terms; the focus was not on my obviously superior handball skills however – it was on my sex.  Continue reading