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My Life as a Boy — Preface

AUTHOR'S PREFACE
Relaxing as myself on summer vacation -- the rest of the year was spent as a boy.
Relaxing as myself -- LeslieAnn -- on summer vacation -- the rest of the year was spent as a boy.
I didn't like life as a boy; oh, sure, you got all the rights and privileges and perks of being a boy in a man's world, but I had to constantly hide my gender. I bound my breasts down, wore socks to make a bulge and luckily or unluckily, my voice was naturally deep, like a 60 year old cigarette smoker -- like, really deep. My girlfriends used to make fun of my voice, and even though I could sing high harmonies in a perfectly fine soprano voice -- and I can still hit the high notes today -- I couldn't make myself speak comfortably in a high squeaky voice, and I never did. Continue reading