I was about 10 when this picture was taken in my front yard in Bakersfield.
My father had a motorcyle and would take me and my brothers on rides.
No amount of pink in this picture can un-butch this hairstyle or outfit. I was always a bit of a tomboy, and wished I could be cool, like Fonzie. I thought it would be nice to have a bunch of girls hang all over you.
I always was afraid I was gay, but wasn't convinced of it until I was 18. Looking back, I have had crushes on girls as far back as I can remember.