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Outside the Box

The author sees his father hit his mother. Instead of keeping quiet, he seeks help and talks to trusted friends and mentors. (full text)

Selena is pure tomboy until adolescence. Then she dresses girly and likes the male attention. Now her style and her spirit combine masculine and feminine. (full text)

Men are constantly commenting on Margaret's appearance as she walks down the street. She reports on how widespread—and how damaging to girls—street harassment is. (full text)

Chris, born Tia, never liked dressing or acting like a girl. At an LGBTQ meeting, he meets other transgender youth and realizes who he is. (full text)