I grew up with 2 older brothers and was a tomboy (which was a word that adults used pejoratively against me at the time). There was no way I would wear a dress; though my poor mom did try. I played sports and "boy's" games. I was the only girl that the boys let play soccer with in 2nd grade recreation.
|"Lisa and Scotty"|
I look at this photo now with a combination of A-ha! (short boyish haircut, tank top, boys' corduroys, blue sneakers, and a dog rather than doll in the carriage), and the understanding that I must have done what I had to do with what I was given. Mom gives you a doll carriage; improvise.
I think I realized something was up when I was 4 years old and was coaxed by my brothers to wrestle a 3 year old female friend on the neighbor's lawn, much to my friend's chagrin. She was horrified; it seems relatively normal to me.
I grew up having crushes on my brothers' girlfriends, but knew I should never say anything.
Lisa's first, famous-person same sex crushes:
Ali MacGraw ("Love Story"), & Aliza Kashi (Israeli singer)
and Tatum O'Neal, in "Paper Moon"