Guest post by Lisa Wee
No matter which part of the world you’re from, you’d have been told how to behave like a boy or a girl from a very young age.
At the age of 5, I got my first dungaree. I wore it whenever I could because of the sense of comfort and freedom it gave me. It gave me the opportunity to track through mud, run, and climb trees with my brothers.
Then a new world started to appear around me. “Don’t be so tomboy, Lisa.” As a 5-year-old, I didn’t understand the word but I could sense the disapproval that went with it in the odd looks exchanged between the adults. [Read more…]